The Best Guacamole Recipe

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Classic Guacamole that is simple, delicious and can be whipped up with just a few ingredients. Guacamole is quite literally perfect on everything. This recipe uses avocados, tomatoes, onion, poblano pepper and some cilantro.

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First things first, did you know that avocado is actually a fruit? They fit all of the criteria for being a berry because of the seed and pulp. The more you know! People are crazy about avocados and for good reason.

I like to serve guacamole on basically everything. Burgers, salads, sandwiches, and burritos. Guacamole doesn’t have to be just a dip with chips. The sky is the limit!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s easy to make
  • The ingredients are easy to find at the store
  • It takes 10 minutes to make
  • It’s delicious!
  • The recipe is flexible and you can make it your own way

Recipe Ingredients

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  • Avocados: look for avocado that are green to almost black and give slightly when squeezed or bring them home and wait for them to eventually ripen
  • Roma Tomatoes: I like to add just a little, they add great color and texture to the dish
  • Cilantro: part of a great Mexican dish!
  • Garlic: just a little goes a long way
  • Onion: this adds crunch and flavor and makes them amazing
  • Jalapeno peppers: adds a kick of spice
  • Cumin
  • Sea salt

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities

  • Guacamole is delicious with our without tomatoes, so if you don’t like them, leave them out!
  • Not a fan of cilantro? Try fresh parsley, or dill
  • Like the tomatoes, your guacamole will taste great too with or without the garlic
  • Instead of white onion, try red onions instead
  • If you need more spice than the jalapenos, add chilies
  • If the spice is too much, you can leave out the jalapeno
  • If you want it to be creamier, add sour cream or Greek yogurt
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How to Make Guacamole

  1. Chop those veggies.
  2. Mash the avocados.
  3. Mix it all together and add salt and lime juice.
  4. Make sure your salt is to your liking (to each their own accordingly!), and then put it on everything or just dip your favorite tortilla chips in it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to pick the perfect avocado?

Picking the perfect avocado is important. They need to be the perfect ripeness, and you can check this by pressing gently on the outside of the avocado. You want there to be a little bit of give but still firm. If there is too much give the chances are good that the avocado is overly ripe. 

How do I keep guacamole green when being stored?

Place the guacamole in an airtight container. Pat the guac down with a spoon so it is flat and smooth on top. Now add 1/2 inch of water to the top. Pop on the lid and place in the fridge. Now your guacamole will stay fresh and most of all GREEN! When you are ready to eat it again, simply drain off the excess water, stir and enjoy!

What do you eat guacamole with?

The standards is tortilla chips and it’s great in and on things like tacos and burritos. You can also use guacamole in salads, burritos or rice bowls as a dip for fresh vegetables or sweet potato chips, and you can even spread it on toasted bread for a flavorful avocado toast.

top view of bowl with guacamole and tortilla chips around it

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top view of bowl with guacamole and tortilla chips around it
5 from 1 vote

The Best Guacamole Recipe

Classic Guacamole that is simple, delicious and can be made with just a few ingredients like avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 5-6 medium avocados, ripe
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
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  • Remove the skin and seed from your avocados and add them to a large bowl. Use a fork or a pastry blender to mash them well.
  • Add the onion, tomato jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and salt to the bowl and stir to combine well.
  • Give the mixture a taste and add more salt and lime juice to taste.
  • Serve right away in your favorite dishes like tacos and salads or use it as a dip for tortilla chips.


  • You adjust all of this recipe to your liking, it’s very very flexible! If you don’t want the jalapenos, leave it out. If you want more cilantro, add it! Make this your own. 


Serving: 1 of 6 servings, Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Sodium: 402mg, Potassium: 910mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 468IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg
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