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Mexican Guacamole Dip- An Authentic Recipe

Updated on February 15, 2013
5 stars from 4 ratings of Guacamole

There is nothing better...

Fresh guacamole is a summer favorite. Put away the store bought packets and try this easy and authentic recipe for your next mexican recipe.

Guacamole was coined the "butter of the poor" by spanish settlers. The hass avocado is perfect for guacamole. When you pick them out, make sure they are soft enough to give under firm pressure but not so ripe that they dent.

If the store only has hard avocados, you can store them in a closed paper bag at home for a couple of days and they'll be perfect.

This recipe is for a more "chunky" guacamole, but if you prefer smooth, just send the avocado and lime juice through a food processor before adding the tomato, onion, and cilantro.

Serve in avocado shells!
Serve in avocado shells!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: An appetizer for four people
6 ingredients is all you need
6 ingredients is all you need

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped and seeded
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 TBS cilantro, fresh!
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • pinch salt

It's six ingredients and six steps!

  1. Slice the avocados and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Keep the shells for filling later.
  2. Juice a lime over the avocado and mash with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Chop and mince the onion, tomato, garlic, and cilantro.
  4. Add it all to the avocado and stir.
  5. Add more lime juice if you want a smoother texture.
  6. Add salt to taste and serve.
Mash avocado with lime juice and a fork
Mash avocado with lime juice and a fork
Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro to avocado
Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro to avocado
Serve inside avocado shells and serve with chips
Serve inside avocado shells and serve with chips

Beyond the chip...

Guacamole is versatile and shouldn't be limited to a chip! Try it on the following foods:

1. Spread guacamole on a soft tortilla when making a wrap.
2. Substitute mayonnaise for guacamole on a turkey sandwich.
3. Use guacamole as a topping for a burger.
4. Spread guacamole on top of an english muffin and poached egg.
5. Use guacamole in place of salad dressing.
6. Serve guacamole as a garnish for meat or poultry.
7. Add a dollop of guacamole on rice.

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      Adrian Cloute 4 years ago from Cedartown, GA

      The guac looks so good here. It looks so amazing I want to make it right now. Voted up!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Mmmm...the photos made me want guacamole! I always make the chunky kind, and yours looks great....I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. I like the idea of putting it in a wrap instead of eating with chips. I buy organic tortillas to use as wraps, and this would be terrific. (Why didn't I think of this? Ha.)

      Jaye

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Nice easy recipe, I would surely try this out, thanks for sharing !!

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      I love Guacamole! This recipe looks easy enough that even a dad could do. When my kids were younger we used to have "Guacamole Night" once a week where we would have our own little bowl of Guac and share the large chip bowl. Brings back great memories. Thank you!

      Voted up and useful

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @curiad- thanks..its best when its fresh and simple!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Awesome, I love Guacamole and this is similar to how I always made it!

      Voted up!

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      miss1magination 5 years ago

      Loved the recipe, looks delicious :)

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @Simone- It's perfect for me and the three kids. Everyone gets their own shell! Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I love how you serve the guacamole inside the avocado shells! I've never seen that before and it looks so cool!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      How did I end up looking at this again drewling? Great hub again.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Thank you! :)

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      NUMMY! I absolutely love guacamole dip. Your recipe along with the pictures are making my mouth water. Thanks for this recipe. I hit many buttons on this useful and informative hub.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Yeah, I do it for my kids so they can each have their own shell and not worry about contaminating the communal dip with their little grimy hands!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love the idea of serving the guacamole in the avocado shells! Great job with this recipe.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Thank you Cathleena :)

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      I agree there is nothing better! This looks so delicious - Now I'm in the mood for some guacamole. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I will try it out this weekend. I gave it five stars based on how wonderful it looks and voted useful, awesome, interesting and shared!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      I love Mexican food. This is delicious.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      thank you both!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sign me up. I'm all over this recipe! Great hub my friend and now I'm super hungry. Thanks a lot! LOL

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, thanks for this amazing recipe. 5 stars!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      thanks! :)

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      My kids would say this is sick! Meaning amazinly great! I will share this!