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My all-time favorite guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party.

Guacamole Recipe

Grab those ripe avocados, because today we’re talking about my all-time favorite easy guacamole recipe! ♡

I have made this guacamole dip literally hundreds and hundreds of times over the years, and my friends and family always rave about it. It’s made with all of the usual fresh ingredients you would find in a classic authentic guacamole recipe, plus a dash of ground cumin, which I’m convinced rounds all of the flavors out perfectly. But the thing I love most about this guacamole recipe is that the ingredients are all perfectly balanced. It’s not too spicy, not too citrus-y, and it’s perfectly salted so that the avocados remain the stars of the show. (As they always should be a well-made batch of guac!)

Of course, there are a million ways to use put this guacamole recipe to delicious use as well. It’s perfect for spreading on toast and burgers, topping your tacos and nachos, loading up your baked potatoes and deviled eggs, filling your quesadillas and wraps, and serving alongside any number of Mexican dishes. But about 99% of the time, we just serve it up with a big bowl of tortilla chips (plus maybe some homemade salsa and a round of margaritas). And I’m telling you — this guac recipe is always, always a winner.

Let’s guac and roll!

Homemade Guacamole Recipe | 1-Minute Video

Guacamole Ingredients:

To make this easy guacamole recipe, simply gather up the following guacamole ingredients:

  • Avocados: The riper, the better.
  • Diced red onion: I love the flavor of red onion in guac, but if you would like to make it a bit milder, just rinse and drain the chopped onion in water briefly before adding it to the avocados.
  • Cilantro: If you happen to be part of the 14% of the population that doesn’t like fresh cilantro, just skip it.
  • Jalapeño: Or you can use serrano pepper instead.
  • Lime juice: Freshly-squeezed, please!
  • Fine sea salt: A critical ingredient to bring out all of those good flavors!
  • Ground cumin: I’ve always added a dash to my homemade guacamole, and I’m convinced it’s the secret ingredient that rounds out all of those flavors and makes people love it so much.
  • Diced tomatoes: I’m not a big fan of tomatoes in my guac, but feel free to add them if you would like!

Homemade Guacamole Ingredients

How To Make Guacamole:

Alright, let’s talk how to make guacamole dip! 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 | Mixing it in the bowl

Guacamole Add-Ins:

Want to customize your own guacamole recipe? There are all sorts 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 love adding everything bagel seasoning to my guac
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream: if you’d like creamier homemade guacamole
  • Chopped chipotle in adobo: if you’d like a smokier chipotle guacamole
  • Additional chopped chile peppers: if you would like an even more spicy guacamole
  • Bacon or chorizo: because…yum

Easy Guacamole Recipe

How To Store Guacamole

This simple guacamole recipe actually keeps really well in the refrigerator if stored properly. To store it, just 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.

Enjoy, everyone!

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Guacamole with Chips

Guacamole

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x

Description

This homemade guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party.  See tips above for potential ways to customize your own guacamole recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeño, cored and finely diced (add more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • (Optional: 1 roma tomato, cored and chopped)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocados to your desired consistency.
  2. Stir in the jalapeño, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin until well-mixed.  (If adding tomatoes, stir them in at the very end.)
  3. Taste and season with extra salt (plus extra lime juice, jalapeño and/or cilantro) if needed.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Storage Instructions: To store this guacamole, 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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121 comments on “Guacamole”

  1. I made this recipe yesterday for a family game gathering and it was a hit! I personally loved it – the wonderful combination of ingredients…..I’m making this my “go-to” recipe from now on!

  2. Superrr yummmm i love what i made

  3. Your recipe is my favorite!!!

  4. Wow! Seriously amazing! I replaced the jalapeños with ancho chili powder and added a touch of garlic and black pepper and what a treat! We ate the whole thing before dinner!???

  5. Tried my first ever Guac and this recipe gave perfect result. Finger lickin’ good.

  6. I have made this recipe three times now. This is a great guacamole recipe! I like that it doesn’t have any weird ingredients that I don’t tend to have on hand. I have found that I like a little bit less cilantro but that is just a personal taste thing. I have made it without jalapeno and I think the jalapeno is really a key ingredient. I also have added chopped up tomato to it and I do not think the tomato adds anything to the recipe. Just thoughts.

  7. I could not till I try enchilada recipe, thanksl

  8. This guacamole recipe is really amazing. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe.

  9. Nice ,best l have seen,

    ✨✨✨✨✨. I love the recipe

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  10. Sounds amazing! Loved u added multiple variations to please every pallet! So many, I can’t wait to get started to try all of them. TY

  11. I’ll keep the tomatoes and pass on the jalapeno.

  12. Delicious! Pretty easy too.

  13. This Guacamole was delicious just finished making it and the ground cumin gives it a special taste, very good!!! I recommend!

  14. keep one of the avocado pits and store it in there with your guac. for some reason it keeps it fresher longer.

  15. I used to think I hated guacamole until I made this recipe. It is so delicious!

  16. We have an average avocado tree in our yard, so I make guac.almost all year.most recepies are similar, but I have never seen one with my secret ingredient. Camarillo sauce. Try it.

  17. Love this recipe! Would you happen to have nutritional info?

  18. My friends love your guacamole and so do I! I follow the recipe exactly and use the tomato. They specifically ask me to bring it every time we have an event. Going to get the ingredients now so I can make it for tonight. Thank you so much!

  19. I made this recipe today and I wasn’t ready for the raving compliments I received. It’s a keeper. Thank you for your work.

  20. I have tried a ton of recipes for guacamole but, this one takes the cake!! This is by far the best guacamole recipe I have ever tried. My hubby even said this is the best don’t lose the recipe. I have posted the link to this recipe on my FB account. Thank you!!

  21. This is virtually identical to the recipe at californiaavocado.com. I’ve made it for years and it IS exceptional! Theirs adds white pepper to taste and 1 tbs of mayo and calls for lemon juice instead of lime (I think interchangable flavors, but that’s me). I use a little more cumin and salt and DO add the chopped tomato. Recently, i didnt have a fresh jalapeno and used jalapeno powder instead. That was a great discovery as I like to know how much heat im adding ?. Great recipe!!!

  22. Best damn guacamole I ever had. Awesome favor, great taste. Thank you

  23. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s my absolute favorite and I find myself making it over and over again. I never thought to add cumin but it’s a beautiful addition.

  24. So good! Best guac I’ve ever made. Added 3 cloves of garlic a little more lime.

  25. Thanks fpr thr recipe.the wife and I had a sandwich using guacamole and it was delicious.the next time we will try this recipe and let you know how it turned out.

  26. Loved it!

  27. Awesome

  28. Made the guac and added our lightly toasted everything seasoning/seeds… yummmmmmmmmm…

    and fyi, since my college days in Santa Barbara, CA, surrounded by avocado orchards everywhere, I add just a bit of organic tamari… makes a very tasty guac… this time I also added your cumin idea and love it lovet.

    Michael in Haiku on Maui

    Mahalo!!!

  29. Easy to make and loved it!!!

  30. Slightly too much lime juice. Otherwise, perfect. Out of the three of us, one LOVED it, one liked it except the lime juice was heavy, and the third ate half a serving, but couldn’t continue due to the lime juice being overpowering.

  31. The best guacamole I have ever made! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  32. Love this recipe! The whole family gobbles it up, kids and all.

  33. Best guacamole recipe ever! 5 stars

  34. Should you put lemon in along with the lime

  35. Very good and easy to follow recipe. I used 1/4 of a red chile pepper instead of a jalapeno pepper. I used like 5 grape tomatoes instead of 1 Roma because it’s all I had. I also found that 1/2 tsp of salt was not enough for my taste. (Personal preference, I used closer to 1.5 – 2 tsp of salt). I also used the juice of 1 lime which probably wasn’t much more than a tbsp but I didn’t measure.

  36. This guacamole was sooo awesome and very easy to make. My husband and I loved it and will continue to make it. I didn’t change a thing . Thank You.

  37. Cilantro!!! I left out the onions. Don’t like onions. It was the best guacamole ever on tacos! Can’t wait to try it on hamburgers!

  38. This guac was amazing. We unfortunately did’t have cilantro, but it was still great. We added an extra tbsp of lime juice and a tsp of garlic……best ever!

    • I was concerned about the comments about a tablespoon of lime being too much?! Like seriously..Limes are sunshine and bring the avos to life!!

      Anyway, the recipe is perfect. Simple and malleable as required.

      Thanks
      P

  39. This is a great recipe myself when making mexican dishes like nachos etc. i find since salsa already has plenty of tomato in it i would leave the guacamole as is. Like you said it’s optional. Unless you have no salsa around. I like the idea of keeping it green! :)

  40. I add in a bit of garlic powder for the sake that I’m obsessed with garlic. Great recipe!!

  41. Tasty! Thanks for sharing

  42. I made it today. Added some fresh garlic, everything bagel, taco seasoning. Red pepper. Delicious!!???

  43. This truly was the best guac! I decided at the end to finely chop the seeded roma tomato and add it. I also followed the suggested additions and added just a smidge of greek yogurt, though it was great without it – I was stretching it, so there’d be more! I’m wondering if people who said there was too much lime used lime concentrate instead of juice from a lime; that could be the cause.

  44. So easy and absolutely delicious! I forgot to buy cilantro and it was still so tasty! I have a Florida avocado tree and this will be a regularly used recipe. Thank you!

  45. Best guacamole recipe that I’ve tried. We ate it on tortilla chips and also had on our salmon sandwiches. Delicious!

  46. Made this last night will most definitely be making it a ton more. LOVED IT!!!!

  47. My first time making homemade guacamole and this recipe was absolutely perfect! The guacamole came out tasting great following the recipe exactly as written. I did add the tomato which made it better than the ones freshly made in our local supermarket. Now I can make delicious guacamole at home. Thank you!

  48. The Mexico guacamole is very simple no chorizo no yogurt don’t kill the Mexican food make it the way is

  49. I doubled up on this recipe and it was delicious and a definite crowd pleaser however, I added 3 gloves of garlic and a can of Rotel diced tomatoes w/ chilis to it. So GOOD!

  50. I just tried this recipe. The taste is fantastic! It’s a keeper.