The BEST Guacamole

This is my all-time favorite guacamole recipe!  It’s quick and easy to make, and always the hit of a party.

The BEST Guacamole Recipe

Who’s ready to guac and roll?!?

Yep, grab those ripe avocados, because today we’re talking about my all-time favorite guacamole recipe!  It really is the best.  It’s made with the perfect balance of fresh guacamole ingredients we all know and love.  It’s super quick and easy to make, and easy to store if you’d like to make it in advance.  And it is always, always a crowd fave!

Truly, after making it literally hundreds of times of the years, I have tweaked this recipe until it is absolutely perfect.  So if you love guac as much as I do, bookmark this puppy, because it’s the go-to recipe I promise you can count on. 

Let’s make some!

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The Best Guacamole Ingredients:

So let’s do this!  To make this easy guacamole recipe, gather the following ingredients:

  • ripe avocados
  • diced red onion
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh jalapeño or serrano pepper
  • freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • ground cumin
  • diced tomatoes (optional)

Homemade Guacamole Ingredients

How To Make Guacamole:

To make guacamole, simply:

  1. Mash your avocados: Add them to a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork or spoon until they reach your desired consistency.  (I like mine slightly chunky, not completely smooth.)
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients: Add in the onion, cilantro, jalapeño (or serrano), lime juice, salt, cumin, and tomatoes (if using) and stir until combined.
  3. Taste and season: Give the mixture a taste, and season with extra salt if needed.  Or…
    • For a tangier guac, add more lime juice.
    • For a spicier guac, add in another jalapeño or serrano.  (Or you can include the seeds for extra heat.)
    • For a herbier guac, add in extra fresh cilantro.
  4. Serve! Then serve it up and enjoy!!

How To Make Guacamole

Guacamole Add-Ins:

Feel like customizing your own guacamole recipe?  There are tons of fun ingredients you can add in, such as:

  • fruit (such as mango, pineapple, pomegranate, berries, apple, peaches, grapes, you name it!)
  • chopped nuts (such as pepitas, toasted almonds, cashews, etc.)
  • cheese (any soft cheeses such as feta, goat, blue cheese or queso fresco are delicious)
  • additional seasonings (I’m a big fan of adding everything bagel seasoning to my guac)
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream (if you’d like creamier guac)
  • bacon or chorizo (yum)
  • chopped chipotle in adobo (if you’d like a smokier guac)
Toasted Almond and Chipotle Guacamole

Want to mix things up? Try this tasty Toasted Almond & Chipotle Guacamole.

Guacamole FAQ:

What is the best way to store guacamole? This guacamole recipe actually keeps really well in the refrigerator if stored properly!  To store it, simply transfer your guac to an airtight container.  Then place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the guac, and press it down with your fingers so that the plastic wrap is covering the entire surface area of the guac (keeping the air out, which will help prevent browning).  Then just cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Can you freeze guacamole? Unfortunately guacamole does not freeze well, so I don’t recommend it.

Enjoy, everyone!

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Perfect Guacamole

This is my all-time favorite guacamole recipe!  It’s quick and easy to make, and always the hit of a party.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, minced (add more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • dash of cumin
  • (Optional: 1 roma tomato, cored and chopped)

Directions:

  1. Mash together avocados, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin with a fork until well-mixed.  (If adding tomatoes, stir them in at the very end.)
  2. Serve immediately, or cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.
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  1. I just mash the avocado with a fork and add some salsa. My family loves it!

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  14. It can’t be the perfect recipe………where’s the garlic? I make a similar recipe with 1 clove of fresh garlic, coarse black pepper and Adobo seasoning. To me, that is the perfect guac.

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  16. Perfect recipe. Every one enjoyed!!! 

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  19. Such a wonderful flavor combination.  I also put fresh pineapple in my guacamole. I grill the pineapple first for a lovely smokie sweetness..

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  43. This was delicious and so easy! I served this with tortilla chips as a side for chicken enchiladas made with your slow cooker salsa verde chicken recipe, which I made with your salsa verde recipe! Clearly, you are my go-to for Mexican recipes. Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  44. This is my go-to guacamole recipe!!

    Rating: 5
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