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Best Hot Guacamole Recipe

Updated on October 12, 2011

Guacamole is more popular than ever and a snap to make. Early Spanish settlers called this Mexican favorite the butter of the poor , because it was flavorful, inexpensive and easily incorporated into a variety of meals. Made from nutrient rich avocados, guacamole is well loved throughout North America.

Avocados are a healthy addition to your diet and contains nutrients that aid in brain development in babies. Eaten in moderation, avocado provides healthy fats to the nervous system.

Fresh ingredients will always give you the best results when making guacamole. Look for avocados that are ripe and soft enough to give under firm pressure, but not so ripe that they dent. If you can only find hard avocados, keep them in a paper bag at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.


  • 2 Ripe avocados, halved seeded and pulp scooped out and cut up
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato (experiment with more if you like the flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 fresh Serrano or Jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (the Serrano peppers will have more heat than the Jalapenos)
  • 1/4-teaspoon salt

Halve and pit the avocados, and scoop the pulp away from the skin. You can mash the avocados with a fork for a lumpy texture. If you prefer a smooth texture put it in the blender or food processor briefly. Mash in the lemon juice.In a food processor or blender, combine the tomato, onion, cilantro and peppers. Process until finely chopped. Stir it into the avocado mixture and allow it to stand for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend thoroughly.

Options For Serving

Guacamole and chips is a standard favorite, but here are some other ways to enjoy this delicious guacamole.

  • Add guacamole to a tortilla wrap with your favorite fillings.
  • Use guacamole as a substitute for mayonnaise on a sandwich.
  • Create a south-of-the-border burger by adding guacamole to a meat patty.
  • Use guacamole to replace salad dressing in chicken salad.
  • Serve guacamole with grilled meats.


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      7 years ago

      Awesome recipe! I added 1/3 of a habanero bc well the hotter the better. Wish I'd of used gloves while cutting it though......

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      amy jane 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      Confused, I'm so sorry about that! i didn't catch that mistake. It is lemon juice. Absolutely lemon juice. Thanks for bringing that up. I will fix it.

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      8 years ago

      Worked well for me, but is it lime juice (recipe) or lemon juice (ingredients)?

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      amy jane 

      9 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Stevo! I love this hot guacamole recipe!

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      9 years ago

      very good!

    • amy jane profile imageAUTHOR

      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      You are very welcome! Thanks for commenting :)

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      10 years ago

      Ohh that look so good I am dying to eat some right now! SHoot now I have to go to the store and buy some avocados. Love the stuff thanks for the great looking recipie!

    • amy jane profile imageAUTHOR

      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      Thank you both for your comments!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      This looks super yummy! I love guacamole!

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      Bob Ewing 

      10 years ago from New Brunswick

      Guacamole is a fun food, good hub.


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