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How to Make the Best Guacamole

Guacamole recipe

Guacamole is now one of the most popular appetizer dishes. This is the best guacamole recipe as it’s simple to make and uses fresh, high-quality ingredients. Authentic guacamole doesn’t contain unnecessary ingredients. All you need is avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Easy and delicious!

When it comes to crowd-pleasing 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 blend together beautifully.


With just 8 simple ingredients you can make one of the all-time-best dip recipes.

  • Avocados: I shared a few tips for picking the right ones below.
  • Onion: I’m using yellow onion, but you could use red onion as well.
  • Tomatoes: Choose Roma tomatoes which are less juicy. No one wants a watery guacamole.
  • Cilantro: One of my favorite herbs and a staple.
  • Jalapeno: You can also use serrano pepper for a little extra heat.
  • Garlic: Some people like their guacamole with garlic, others like it without. I love just a little.
  • Lime: Freshly squeezed is a must. Don’t use lime juice from jars!
  • Salt: A pinch of salt brings it all together.


Prep Time- 10 mins
Total Time- 10 mins

Servings- 4 servings

A true guacamole recipe that’s easy to make uses fresh ingredients and is loaded with flavor. It’s the best guacamole dip hands down.

   Quantity of Ingredients-

  • 1/2 small onion, finely cut.
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, cut.
  • 3 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh cilantro.
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely cut.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 lime, juiced.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  • 3 avocados, ripe.


   Step #1 Slice three ripe avocados in half.

   Step #2 Remove the pit and scoop them into a mixing bowl.

  Step #3 Use a fork to gently mash them to your level of chunky or smooth.

  Step #4 Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, garlic, lime juice and salt and stir everything together

That’s it. The most delicious, easy guacamole.

Although it’s easy to make, sometimes you might not have the time in your hands. Satisfy your cravings with the best quality Guacamole.

CALORIES: 184.8kcal
FAT: 15.8
SODIUM: 305.5mg
FIBER: 7.6g
SUGAR: 1.7g

Bonus Tips
Pick Ripe Avocados for the best guacamole. The best guacamole starts with the freshest ingredients. Look for avocados that are ripe, but firm. You don’t want soft and mushy avocados.
Look for large avocados for this recipe. If you can only find small avocados, feel free to add more! Always use fresh limes rather than lime juice in a bottle. The difference in flavor is worth it. Make sure to read my tips below for keeping leftover guacamole green and fresh.

You can serve the Blistered shishito Peppers alongside the guacamole as a dip or topping, or even stuff the peppers with a bit of guacamole for a delicious and unique appetizer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pick good, ripe avocados?

First, grab avocados that still have the stem attached. If the stem has been removed in the store, it’s more likely to have brown spots on the inside. Then, gently press on one end. It should be firm.

How to store leftover guacamole and keep it green and fresh?

Guacamole oxidizes and turns brown pretty quick. The lime juice helps to slow the process, but leftover guacamole will eventually turn brown.

Now, I’ve tried every kitchen hack imaginable to keep guacamole green. So what doesn’t work? Let’s start with leaving the pit in the guacamole. This does nothing to prevent browning and there’s no scientific justification for it. 

Next, many say to add lemon juice. And this helps a bit, but I don’t like that it changes the flavor of my beloved guacamole.

The most common guacamole preservation hack is placing plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to prevent oxidation. And this may work for a day or two.

Here’s how to keep guacamole green:

  • Place your leftover guacamole in a storage container and pat it down firmly with a spoon so it’s nice and flat on top.
  • Add about 1/2 inch of water on top (I used cold water).
  • Place the lid on the storage container and store it in the fridge. That’s it!
  • When you want to enjoy the guacamole, drain the water off the top, give it a stir and you’re good to go.

I tested this method for three full days and it worked. It stays perfectly fresh and delicious. Though by the third day it does start to get a little more watery. But who has guacamole that long anyway?

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