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Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup diced fresh avocado
  • 1/2 Cup diced fresh tomato (beefsteak or Roma/plum tomatoes)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Assorted vegetables, for serving

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, and lime juice. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Servings8

Calories Per Serving49

Folate equivalent (total)25µg6%


Best Ever Guacamole

This is the BEST guacamole recipe as it’s simple to make and uses fresh, high quality ingredients. Authentic guacamole doesn’t contain fillers and unnecessary ingredients. All you need is avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. Easy and delicious!

I’m not one for hyperbole, but this really is the best guacamole recipe. When it comes to crowd-raving guacamole the key is to not get too fancy or try to be too unique. Guacamole is meant to be easy to make and delicious. Plain and simple. It’s a blend of a few high quality ingredients with flavors that meld together beautifully.

After numerous trips to Mexico and working alongside Mexican chefs, I can confirm that this guacamole is the real deal. Fresh, easy and authentic! Just as you’d get in Mexico.


Homemade guacamole can be prepared in two ways: with a bowl and fork or in the molcajete, a Mexican mortar and pestle. Making it in the molcajete gets the most incredible results. Let us show you both simple methods of preparation.

Freshly Made Guacamole

How to Make

Start With the Ingredients

Fresh ingredients make the dish. Guacamole just requires a few ingredients:

Because it is an uncooked dish, what you choose to make it with really counts. Unripe or poor quality ingredients have nowhere to hide. And, please, please, please don’t add those guacamole seasoning packets. They have no place in a properly made guacamole dip.

Guacamole Ingredients

How to Tell if an Avocado is Ripe

When you are choosing avocados, you want ones that are ripe but not overly mushy. To tell if an avocado is ripe, use your thumb and gently push on the top where the stem connects. This is the narrower end of the avocado. The flesh should give a little. If it doesn’t give a little, it isn’t ripe enough. If it gives too easily, it is too ripe and won’t make a good guacamole but it will make a great salsa in the blender. Don’t throw out mushy avocados.

How to Pit an Avocado

Avocados have large pits that need to be removed.

The most common method for removing the pit is to use a kitchen knife cut all the way around the avocado lengthwise then twist the two halves of the avocado until one side pops off.

Then holding the side of the avocado with pit in the palm of your hand with the pit facing up hit the pit with the sharp side of the knife blade to embed the knife in the pit. Twist the knife sideways and the pit will pop out.

A word of warning: Avocado injuries that send people to the emergency room are common. Use a great deal of caution when removing the pit to avoid cutting your hand.

To Lime or Not To Lime?

Should you add lime to your guacamole? I say no. I side with the great Diana Kennedy who says you should never add lime to your guacamole because it spoils the delicate balance of flavors. Can you add lime? Of course. I would recommend that you add lime sparingly to gently give the flavor an acidic boost. You want to enhance the flavor not overpower it.

Method 1 – Guacamole Made in the Molcajete

Our first guacamole recipe is our favorite method of preparation. If you have a molcajete, use it to make the best guacamole. The results are incredible.

(Check out our Video Guide to Using a Molcajete which includes a great recipe for making a rustic salsa. Molcajetes are a must-have in a Mexican kitchen.)

Molcajete

Build the Flavors in Layers

Add the onion, serrano chile, cilantro, and salt to the molcajete and grind until you have a uniform paste. The paste takes on a beautiful dark green color from the cilantro.

Grinding the ingredients releases the volatile oil of the vegetables and more evenly disperses the flavors throughout the guacamole.

Step 1 – Add Onion, Chile, Cilantro and salt Step 2 – Start Grinding Step 3 – Grind for 1 to 2 Minutes Step 4 – It is Ready when You Have a Uniform Paste Step 5 – Add the Avocados Step 6 – Grind Until the Avocados Are Broken Up but Still Chunky Step 7 – Add the Tomatoes Step 8 – Use a Spoon to Incorporate the Tomatoes Serve in the Molcajete With Chips

Method 2 – The Fork and Bowl Method

Our second authentic guacamole recipe is the classic way to prepare it if you don’t have a molcajete.

You just need a large bowl and a sturdy fork. The avocados are mashed instead of ground. If you are making a double-batch a potato masher will make quick work of it.

Step 1 – Add the Avocados Step 2 – Mash With a Fork Step 3 – Mash Until Slightly Chunky Step 4 – Add the Other Ingredients Step 5 – Incorporate the Ingredients and Salt to Taste Fresh Homemade Guacamole

How to Serve Guacamole

Serve guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips. Guacamole tacos are a thing. To make, spread a couple of spoonfuls on a warm corn tortilla fold and eat.

It is a great side dish for carne asada. It is enjoyed throughout Mexico and for that matter the world.


Best-Ever Guacamole

Everyone has opinions about Mexico's most famous avocado-based dip: guacamole. Some, like us, keep it simple. We prefer to let the flavor of our avo's shine. Others like to go crazy on the mix-ins: spices, tomatoes, garlic, etc. If that's your thing, this guacamole is the perfect jumping off point. Add whatever you like! Just don't forget the corn chips. 😁

Can I make this guacamole in a food processor?

Totally! We prefer a chunkier guac, so we like to mash everything together by hand. If you prefer smooth guac, the food processor is perfect. If you'd like to have just a little texture, try pulsing the mixture and check frequently to make sure it's not getting too smooth.

Can I make this guacamole in advance?

Like most dishes made with avocado, the fresher the better. However, if you'd like to prepare the guacamole ahead of time, press a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the surface of your guacamole so that no air is touching the dip&mdashthis will help prevent oxidation and slow down browning. Secure with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For even longer storage, you can freeze your sealed guacamole for up to 3 months.

How do I ripen my avocados faster?

We find placing unripe avocados in a paper bag with an apple does the trick! Make sure to roll the top of the paper bag closed, and keep at room temperature. They should be noticeably softer in 12 hours!

I don't like fresh jalapeños, what can I use instead?

If you don't like messing with fresh jalapeños (we don't blame you!) pickled jalapeños are a great alternative. If you want to leave out the peppers entirely, a couple big pinches of crushed red pepper flakes, or a couple teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce are perfect ways to give your guac a kick.

Looking for more fun ways to use avocado? Try out our super decadent and insanely delicious avocado chocolate mousse.

Have you made this? Let us know how it went in the comments below, and leave us a rating!

Editor's Note: This introduction to this recipe was updated on 02/17/21 to include more information about the dish.


  1. Combine the cilantro and garlic on a cutting board and use the back of a chef's knife to work them into a fine paste a pinch of coarse salt helps this process. (If you own a mortar and pestle, there's never been a better time to use it.)
  2. Transfer the paste to a bowl and add the avocado.
  3. Use a fork to mash the avocado into a mostly smooth—but still slightly chunky—purée.
  4. Stir in the onion, jalapeño, lemon juice, and salt.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or warm corn tortillas.

Eat This, Not That! Tip

We mentioned a mortar and pestle, so here's what you need to know about this secret-weapon kitchen tool. The mortar and pestle is a critical tool for unlocking the flavors behind many of the world's most thrilling culinary creations—from pesto from Italy to curries from Thailand and salsa and guacamole from Mexico. By pounding ingredients like herbs, spices, garlic cloves, and chiles, you release their essential oils, infusing dishes with an intense flavor that's impossible to achieve with a knife or a food processor.

While ceramic mortars are good-looking, look for a volcanic or granite base with a slightly rough exterior. It's abrasion you're looking for to unlock those essential oils, and this tool does it the best.


Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the onion with the garlic and salt to combine. Use a fork to mash the mixture slightly to release the flavors and soften the texture.
  2. Add the avocados and lime juice, and mash the mixture until the ingredients are combined but still coarse. There should still be big chunks of avocado in it.
  3. Stir in the jalapeño, tomato and cilantro, and mix to combine. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with baked chips, fresh vegetables tortilla chips or sweet potato fries.

Beverage Pairing: Lemonade or ice tea.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.


Recipes

Guacamole is a dip that originates from Mexico. Or to be more exact – it comes from the Atzec cuisine. The base for every guacamole is avocado. The traditional way to make it is to smash a ripe avocado and add some salt. But now there are many different guacamole recipes that include various other ingredients. The most common ones are onions, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice or lemon juice, pepper, cheese, cumin, spices…etc. The list goes on.

This website is dedicated to different guacamole recipes from the traditional Mexican guacamole recipes, to recipes from different Mexican restaurants, to Spanish version and all sorts of other versions… chunky, spicy, creamy, simple, easy, fast. You name it – it’s probably here. If it is not you are welcomed to send it to us.

Here are the recipes I collected so far:

Guacamole Recipes

Simple And Quick Guacamole Recipe With Pictures

This is the most simple and quick guacamole recipe there is and I like it so much this is pretty much the usual way that I make guacamole at home. This recipe is also full of pictures that show you every step in the recipe.

Grilled Guacamole Recipe

A great guacamole recipe that is made using grilled avocados. If you want to try something new this is the recipe for you.

What Is Molcajete? - Guacamole Tips

What is molcajete and why is it used to make traditional guacamole?

Using A Blender? - Guacamole Tips

Should you make your guacamole using a blender or the back of your fork or spoon?

Qdoba Mexican Grill Guacamole Dip

Are you craving the distinct flavor of Qdoba Mexican Grill’s authentic guacamole? This simple recipe is a combination of fresh ingredients sure to satisfy your guacamole dip craving. Homemade guacamole is the perfect compliment to a Mexican inspired meal or party. Serve it up as a tasty appetizer or as a flavorful addition to tacos, nachos, or your favorite south-of-the-border entrée.

Rosa Mexicano Guacamole Recipe

Looking to make a fresh, homemade appetizer? Try Rosa Mexicano's signature Guacamole recipe, a recipe so amazing ninety percent of guests order it! This delicious restaurant quality food includes tempting ingredients like ripe avocado and fresh tomatoes. The best part is it is easy enough for beginners to make.

Guacamole Recipe With Salsa For A Spicy Kick

Make your guacamole a little bit spicy with this salsa recipe.

How To Make Guacamole

Anyone can make guacamole. This simple, authentic Mexican guacamole recipe is flavorful and combines fresh ingredients for a true south-of-the-border taste.

Guacamole Recipe with Cilantro

This delicious recipe combines both avocado and cilantro, two favorite flavors used in Mexican dishes. Serve this one to your guests and they’ll beg you for the recipe!

Jamie Oliver Guacamole Recipe

This amazing Jamie Oliver guacamole will have guests and family coming back begging for seconds and thirds. It is versatile and zesty, with an authentic Mexican zing to its robust flavor. Combining lime juice and cilantro with other hearty, South-of-the-border ingredients will make this guacamole the star of the show

The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe

An easy guacamole recipe that can be made with everyday ingredients. Guacamole is an item that does not require heating up the oven, making it a delicious appetizer to put together quickly. While it may taste like something you purchased from a popular Mexican restaurant, it is simple to make at home, even for the novice cook.

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Looking for a healthy recipe for your next big party? You might want to try preparing a healthy guacamole dip. This delicious snack is chock full of fiber, folate and healthy mono unsaturated fats. Better yet, it is easy to make and can be prepared and served in less than ten minutes!

How To Choose Avocados For Guacamole?

In this article I will try to explain how I choose avocados for my guacamole recipes.

Avocado guacamole recipe

Avocado guacamole has been made for over 500 years. First made by the Aztecs, guacamole dip is popular in Mexico and Spain, and has certainly become a common appetizer in the United States over the past twenty years. Since fresh avocado is full of vitamins, why not learn to make homemade guacamole?

Guacamole Recipe With Sour Cream

This homemade creamy guacamole recipe is a fresh, delicious alternative to regular guacamole. Made with sour cream, it's a perfect appetizer for any meal, and a healthy food. All you need to make guacamole are simple ingredients and a little bit of time. This tasty snack is perfect for any spicy meal or barbecue.

Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole dip is a traditional Mexican recipe that is most often served with tortilla chips and salsa. Some serve it as a Mexican appetizer but it is a good topping for most any kind of food that you would care to put it on. Most everyone has a guacamole recipe, but not all of them are authentic Mexican.

The Absolute Best Guacamole Recipe In The World

I am not sure if this is the damn best guacamole recipe in the world but it sure tastes good.

Guacamole Dip Recipe

This guacamole recipe is an easy way to garnish your entrees or appetizers. Serve it with tacos or set it out with crackers or tortilla chips for a delicious appetizer. Requiring minimal time and effort, this homemade guacamole dip is sure to be a hit with guests. All you need are three simple ingredients to make guacamole: avocados, salt and lemon juice.

El Torito Guacamole Recipe

One of the most famous restaurants around, El Torito Grill, has made delicious food, including its guacamole, for many years. Now you can take that special guacamole recipe home and enjoy the wonderful mix of avocado, peppers and spices and prepare a homemade appetizer or side dish for your next fiesta.

Guacamole Recipe With Mayonnaise

Many people become intimidated when they think of making homemade guacamole. In actuality, fresh, homemade guacamole dip is easy to make. This recipe for homemade guacamole dip uses only a few, easy-to-find ingredients. It is best made about an hour before serving, then refrigerated. This hour window between making and serving this appetizer gives the ingredients time to marry and mingle.

Vegan Guacamole Recipe

A guacamole dip is a great appetizer and one of the easiest vegan recipes around. This guacamole recipe is loaded with heart-healthy oleic acid, potassium, folate, vitamin E and lutein, so not only is it good food, it’s good for you.

Traditional or Classic Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of those recipes that has changed quite a bit over time and taken on a life of its own. Like pretty much all Mexican food, what we consider guacamole in the US and in most of Europe is hardly the real thing. If you want authentic, traditional, classic guacamole, look no farther.

Dos Caminos Guacamole Recipe

Dos Caminos is a well known New York Mexican restaurant featuring fresh, made to order guacamole dip. Their guacamole recipe is a great appetizer when dining at the restaurant and also quite easy to reproduce in your own kitchen.

Simple And Easy Guacamole Recipe

This delicious, homemade guacamole dip is a very simple recipe. It uses fresh, ripe avocado. Southwestern food lovers can enjoy it as an appetizer with corn chips and salsa. Additionally, with this easy guacamole, tasters will discover that each ingredient combines perfectly with the other ingredients for a creamy flavor sensation.

Green Pea Guacamole Recipe

Anyone who wants to make guacamole can try this wonderful, healthy recipe. Fantastic with chips and fresh vegetables, this guacamole dip is the perfect appetizer. A delicious dip gives Southwestern taste a healthy green pea twist. Just adding one ingredient, green peas offers this guacamole recipe a crisp, garden-fresh flavor experience.

Delicious Low Calorie and Low Fat Mango Guacamole Recipe

A low fat guacamole recipe will provide a healthy appetizer while avoiding heavy fats and saturated starches. This extremely tasty homemade guacamole dip offers exquisite taste and takes just a few minutes to prepare. Be ready to delight your family and friends with this delicious guacamole!

Chips and Guacamole Recipe

There are plenty of guacamole recipes out there, but if you really want to wow your guests, your family, or just yourself, then making some homemade tortilla chips to go with your guacamole dip is a surefire way to knock them out. Whether you want to make full on nachos and Mexican food or just an appetizer, this guacamole recipe is sure to impress.

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, many chefs hold to the philosophy of: the spicier the better. With this in mind, sometimes the same old mild guacamole just doesn't cut it. If you want something that will really make you sweat, this spicy guacamole recipe may be right up your alley.

Blue Cheese Guacamole Recipe

Blue cheese guacamole may sound a little out there, but once you try this guacamole recipe, you may never go back to the same old guacamole dip. At the very least, if you want something to put on your next appetizer plate that will really surprise your guests, then this homemade blue cheese recipe may be just what you're after.

Spanish-style Guacamole Recipe

No Spanish feast is complete without a creamy guacamole to go alongside tacos, burritos, nachos or any other main dish served. Guacamole recipes range from creamy to chunky and bland to super spicy. This recipe combines the best of both worlds. It is not too creamy, and carries just enough kick to add some interest for those who prefer their dishes on the spicy side.

Guacamole Recipe with Cream Cheese

If you're getting tired of the same old salsas and cheese and bean dips and want to mix it up a bit, a homemade guacamole dip with smooth cream cheese and fresh tomatoes may be just the thing to spice up that bowl of tortilla chips or favorite Mexican dish.

Guacamole Dip With Cumin

This guacamole recipe is sure to please anyone fond of avocado. It has a creamy yet chunky texture, and a mild heat to satisfy those with palettes for spicy food. It also has a subtle tart flavor to balance the sweetness of the avocados.

Delicious Garlic Guacamole Recipe

The Delicious Garlic Guacamole Recipe is loaded with helpful natural remedies which assist the immune system, as well as being a tasty homemade guacamole dip. If you would like to make guacamole at home, try this simple dish and discover that anyone can toss together a delectable appetizer.

Quick Guacamole Recipe

So you want to make some guacamole dip but you don't have a lot of time. Well, this guacamole recipe will show you the fastest way to make guacamole. Whether you're looking for an appetizer dip or something to throw on a homemade taco, you can make this one in a pinch.

Chunky Guacamole Recipe

Surprising your family or your guests (or even just yourself) with a great new homemade recipe isn't easy. These days it seems everyone is a gourmand, we've all had a taste of everything. This chunky guacamole dip, however, may just have that extra punch you're looking for if you really want to surprise your guests with a fresh new meal or appetizer.


Guacamole Recipe

Restaurant Avocado Dip Recipe

Preparation time:ꀕ-20 minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

  • 4 ripe Hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Cut avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop out the pulp with a tablespoon into a mixing bowl
  • Mash the avocados with a fork, leaving them a bit chunky
  • Add the remaining ingredients, and fold everything together to gently mix
  • Cover with a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of the guacamole so it doesn't brown and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving

In A Hurry -Guacamole Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time:ਅ minutes. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

This recipe assumes you have extra salsa on hand. 

  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste (optional)
  • Cut avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop out the pulp with a tablespoon into a mixing bowl
  • Coarsely mash the avocado, leaving some chucks
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix to blend
  • Cover with a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of the guacamole so it doesn't brown and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving

Ole'. Now that was really easy. Of course this is a delicious guacamole dip and certainly an easy, healthy eating recipe, but only IF you have a very good salsa. Click on Roasted Salsa Recipe.

Enjoy your Guacamole Recipe and the company of those you share it with!

“If you have nothing but love for your avocados and you take joy into turning them into guacamole, all you need is someone to share it with.”


Grilled Guacamole

Courtesy of Garden Betty

Grilling avocados pre-guacamole…mind, blown. This simple step takes a classic guac to a whole new level. Some pretty impressive flavors come from grilling an avocado, making this dip that much better. Use this to smother your tacos, load your toast, and top your savory breakfast bowls.

Get the recipe from Garden Betty.


Our Favorite Guacamole Recipe (It's Easy!)

This tasty guacamole recipe has become one of our most preferred staples in Tex-Mex cuisine.

Recipe: GuacamoleFresh avocado and lime juice are essential to guacamole. Other ingredients vary by recipe. Onions, chiles, garlic, tomatoes, and cilantro are most commonly included. You&aposll be amazed how easy it is to create your own delicious combination. Avocados are relatively high in fat, but it&aposs the good kind that actually helps lower the risk of heart disease. They are also nutrient dense, cholesterol free, and a great source of fiber.