Guacamole

05.01.2018

Is there a better food in the world than fresh Guacamole? Because if there is I want to know about it. Guacamole is one of my favorite foods and I love how these simple ingredients come together and create something so incredibly delicious!

This is my idea of the best guacamole and it really is so easy to make! It’s just like the guacamole they’ll come to your table and make fresh at Mexican restaurants, but better!

easy homemade guacamole recipe

Everyone in my family has a week spot for guacamole. I make a batch and you wouldn’t believe how quickly we polish it off!

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I mean microwave nachos (tortilla chips with Mexican cheese – melted in the microwave) with a batch of this easy guacamole is frequently a weekend lunch at our house. I mean it pretty much the fanciest meal you’ll ever have the pleasure of enjoying. Honestly though, it’s straight up comfort food at it’s best!

Ingredients For Homemade Guacamole

  • Perfect avocados (I’m kidding – sort of. Good guacamole starts with good avocados so use the best you can find.)
  • Roma tomato
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lime

ingredients for guacamole

How To Make Guacamole

First cut the avocados into halves and remove the seed. Place them into a large bowl.

eight sliced avocados in large bowl for guacamole

Using a pastry cutter or fork cut into avocados and keep cutting until it’s about the texture you want (I like mine like mine to have a bit chunky with texture).

mashing avocados in a bowl using pastry cutter for guacamole

Next add in tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, salt, pepper and lime juice.

smashed avocados diced tomatoes red onion minced cilantro garlic jalapeño and lime juice in bowl making guacamole

And last, toss mixture together and serve with tortilla chips and all your favorite Mexican food!

finished guacamole in bowl

Tips for the Best Guacamole

  • The pastry cutter is my favorite way to cut up the avocados. It’s the fastest and it leaves you with some texture rather than guacamole mush.
  • Use the best avocados. It seems that picking good avocados is a fine art and one I’m still working on. Use Hass avocados if you can find them. Definitely don’t use rock solid or mushy avocados, they should have some give but not too much. And the darker shade of avocados are more ripe, if you’re avocados are still nice and green give them a few days before making this guacamole.
  • Add garlic for flavor. Some people might say authentic Mexican guacamole doesn’t have garlic, I say I don’t know what’s official but I do know the garlic makes it taste better so go with it.
  • Rinse red onions to remove harsh bite from the red onion. Rick Bayless suggest this as do others, I think it really does help. If you want a milder onion flavor go with green onions instead.
  • Make it just when you’re ready to serve as it may start to brown. Believe it or not this batch didn’t brown allll day. Every now and then I’ll get great avocados that hold their color but it’s not common so prep everything else earlier if you wan’t, but wait to cut up those avocados.
  • Dice/mince everything (other than avocados small). It’s just better this way trust me.
  • Make more than you think you’ll need. Somehow this is a tip for the best guacamole :). No it’s just a little word of advice. This goes fast so double up the batch for a party.

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Guacamole Recipe

5 from 5 votes

The BEST guacamole! It's easy to make yet so perfectly flavorful and totally irresistable. Perfect as a chip dip or serve it with all your favorite Mexican entrees. Double for a crowd or half the recipe if only serving a few people.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 204 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe Hass Avocados, seeded and scooped from peel (about 26 oz before peeled and cored)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion, rinsed under water in mesh strainer and drained
  • 1 large Roma tomato, seeded then diced
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 - 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add avocados to a larger bowl and cut into avocados with a pastry cutter until you've reached the texture you like (or use a fork if you don't have a pastry cutter). 

  2. Add red onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, lime and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  3. Toss mixture then serve immediately for best results.

Nutrition Facts
Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 633mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 22.3%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

37 comments

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: No matter what guacamole will always be my favorite dip! Yum! June 11, 2013 at 2:34pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): OMG I love your version of guac! Yum! June 11, 2013 at 2:36pm Reply

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes): Oh that looks so incredible. I just had mexican food this weekend and this looks so delish! June 11, 2013 at 5:55pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: I could have guacamole all day, every day! June 11, 2013 at 11:06pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: What a beautiful shade of green! I was just at a luncheon last week for Gaby’s book release about avocados and I have an avo post on Thursday. I really just wanted to make guac b/c I love it and seeing yours makes me still want to make some! June 11, 2013 at 11:54pm Reply

  • Radhika: Love guacamole. Your pictures are beautiful! June 12, 2013 at 1:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Radhika!! June 12, 2013 at 11:09pm Reply

  • Laurie: Yum! I absolutely love fresh guacamole. This recipe looks great! June 12, 2013 at 6:30am Reply

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou: There is no better appetizer than guac!! I love tomatoes and cilantro in mine too. This looks delicious! June 12, 2013 at 10:54am Reply

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pretty shot of guacamole before in my life! Well done. June 12, 2013 at 11:05am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Rachel :)! June 13, 2013 at 9:13am Reply

  • Desiree: My husband is going out of town for work on Sunday for an entire week & I absolutely hate cooking for just myself. I might just have to make guac for dinner one night…. is that bad? Ok fine, maybe I’ll have guac with a side of taco salad! ;) thanks for the yummy recipe, Jaclyn! June 12, 2013 at 11:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Desiree! And no, definitely not bad :). I would eat this as a meal too (and maybe add some cheese to the nachos and melt it mmmm). June 13, 2013 at 9:13am Reply

  • Liz: Nice recipes. Thank you. Love the guacamole. June 12, 2013 at 1:37pm Reply

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking: I love that you kicked up the spice with a little cayenne! This looks perfect for enjoying with chips and margaritas on our new deck… that is, once it’s finally finished! :/ June 12, 2013 at 1:39pm Reply

  • Nicole: I have been making a ton of guac already this year. The avocados are so soft and buttery this season. Your guacamole looks delicious! June 12, 2013 at 8:04pm Reply

  • angela @ another bite please: when i saw your blog post title i could not wait to see your photos knowing you capture the most beautiful green fresh guacamole pictures….and of course you did. seriously just want to grab the bowl from the screen and dig in!!! June 13, 2013 at 11:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Angela :)! June 15, 2013 at 12:16am Reply

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  • Friday Finds 3.28 | BHG Delish Dish: […] ordered guacamole at every restaurant and I was thrilled when I found this recipe from Cooking Classy. Now I can make my own […] March 28, 2014 at 6:16am Reply

  • Shiela: Your guacamole absolutely delicious! I did not add cilantro b/c I am not a big fan but other than that very yummy! I also chopped the red onion in my ninja prep master and every little bite has a bit of a crunch to it that I love :) Thank you! I post lot of recipes on my page too! http://www.facebook.com/shiela.webster March 12, 2015 at 9:25am Reply

  • Leeanna Covingon: I have made this recipe bout three or four times now and it always turns out beautifully!!!! October 20, 2015 at 4:47pm Reply

  • Tonya: I just made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! My family wants me to make this once a week from now on!!! October 29, 2015 at 7:41pm Reply

  • Zita: Perfect :) Thank you :) April 17, 2016 at 5:45am Reply

  • Laura: We found this recipe on Pinterest a few months ago and have been making it regularly ever since! Perfect vegan dip, healthy and delicious! Served it at my daughter’s graduation party yesterday to rave reviews. Thank you :) May 30, 2016 at 6:40am Reply

  • Anna: How long would this be good for? January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm Reply

  • Charlene: This is such a delicious recipe!! Definantly will be making it often! June 23, 2017 at 5:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you like it – thanks Charlene! June 28, 2017 at 12:19pm Reply

  • fiorino bianchi: Hi..All your recipes are awesome and Classy..Unfortunately unable to post them on Twitter ..I am posting them on Pinterest and Facebook only..please comment May 1, 2018 at 5:03am Reply

  • Lynda: This is the best!!!
    I have made so many of your recipes, and have gotten so many compliments from them! Also like your serving dish for guacamole. Where could I find one similar to yours? May 1, 2018 at 6:54am Reply

  • Tamara Young: This is the recipe I was taught by a wonderful Mexican older lady years ago. Put the lime juice with avocado before other ingredients so avocado can soak it up and not make dip juicy and she used garlic salt to add some salt taste. May 1, 2018 at 11:10am Reply

  • Karin: I don’t remember where I saw this but if you soak your peeled avocados in a tablespoon or so of salt for 15 minutes, the guacamole will keep it’s green color for a couple of days. I tried it and it works!! I do this all the time now and double even triple my recipes! May 1, 2018 at 11:45am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great tip! I’m going to try it! May 1, 2018 at 12:50pm Reply

      • Julie: Hi…PLEASE clarify. Soak peeled avocados in salt or salt water? May 1, 2018 at 5:30pm Reply

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