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Guacamole: A Simply Easy Recipe

Updated on August 23, 2017

This is the BEST Guacamole Recipe You Will Ever Make!

I have the best guacamole recipe! Yes, purely easy! How do you like yours? Some people love their guacamole dip with all the fixins! Tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, etc. I love it any way I can get it. But, I do not like a lot of heat! But that is just me. So, let us duke it out. I am famous for my guacamole. Honest. My recipe is just plain simple and easy. I do not add mayo, cottage cheese (yes, there are those who do! ), or fancy dancey additions. If you want them then you can add them to my wonderful, easy, pure guacamole.

Images are mine unless stated otherwise.

2 Free Tips for your Guacamole:

1) use a flat bottomed bowl- it makes mashing the avocado easier

2) put the seed (pit) from the avocado in the guacamole to help keep it from turning dark. (note: the lime juice also helps with this as well; but, it is best to use this avocado dip asap! )

Do you like your guacamole "pure"? - Just avacado, lime juice and a little garlic and sea salt!

Hey all you "MonkeyBrains" (just kidding!), tell us all just how you like your guacamole! I am interested in what you are thinking and so is everyone else! There are several more chances for you to tell the world about your favorite guacamole below.

Just keep on scrolling, reading and participating!

Do you like "pure" guacamole?

Getting the seed out of an avacado for making guacamole
Getting the seed out of an avacado for making guacamole

How do you like to EAT guacamole? - Haas Avocado is Pictured below:

Image from Microsoft Clip Art
Image from Microsoft Clip Art

It cannot be said too many time, the Haas avocado is the best one to use for guacamole dips and salads.

Image of the Haas Avocado is from Microsoft Clip Art

Some like to have a guacamole salad. Some love to dip it up!

What is your prefered method of eating guacamole?

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Enjoy some guacamole and margaritas while you watch party goers have their photo taken. If you use your smartphone, you can upload to Facebook or Twitter immediately. What fun.

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How to choose an avacado:

How do I choose an avocado? I only use Haas Avocados in my guacamole. They have a rough, bumpy skin. Choose dark (almost black) avocados that are slightly soft when you feel them. If the avocados are more green than black, let them ripen for later use. If they are very soft, you can still use them, but you will have to discard some of the flesh because of discoloration. Nutrition Facts for this Guacamole Recipe: Per 1/4- cup serving: 310 calories; 21 g fat ( 4 g sat , 10 g mono ); 7 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 6 g fiber; 451 mg sodium; 505 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Folate (16% daily value) Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2 Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 fat

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 16 servings (4 cups total quantity)

Ingredients for my Guacamole:

  • 6 Haas Avacados
  • 6 unpeeled garlic cloves (or use how many you want)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice ( usually takes 1 lime to get this amount)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (amount you use is optional)
  • cup chopped onion - to taste (optional)
  • chopped jalapeno - to taste (optional)
  • chopped fresh basil (an optional substitute for cilantro)
  • drained chopped tomato (optional)
  • fresh chopped tomato to taste (optional)


  1. Roast the unpeeled garlic in a dry skillet using medium heat until soft and blackened (brown) in spots (see image by clicking here). You turn the cloves occasionally, but you do need to watch them. This "roasting" takes at least 10 to 15 minutes. Peel and chop. Peel the avocados and put them in a bowl. Add the roasted garlic, lime juice and salt. Personally, I like using a flat bottomed bowl. Mash using a potato masher (if you have one) or use a fork. Leave chunks. You can add the rest of your "optional" ingredients here as well. Mix well, but leave some chunks of avocado. Chunks prove that your dip is homemade. Kind of like real mashed potatoes. You can keep scrolling down the page to see some really great pictures of me making my homemade avocado dip. You can prepare and store your guacamole, covered, in the fridge for one day. Remember the "tip" of leaving a pit in the bowl. Remember to take it out before you serve it. Do you have a fancy bowl? I used a white covered dish to take my guacamole to a party.

How to Make Guacamole--Photo Images - Click on images to make them larger and see explanations

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Roasted Garlic for the guacamoleDicing garlic for guacamoleAdding Lime Juice to guacamolePerfectly Peeled AvocadosMash all the ingredients with a potato masherDone mashing avocados for the guacamoleChopping the optional cilantro for the guacamole
Roasted Garlic for the guacamole
Roasted Garlic for the guacamole
Dicing garlic for guacamole
Dicing garlic for guacamole
Adding Lime Juice to guacamole
Adding Lime Juice to guacamole
Perfectly Peeled Avocados
Perfectly Peeled Avocados
Mash all the ingredients with a potato masher
Mash all the ingredients with a potato masher
Done mashing avocados for the guacamole
Done mashing avocados for the guacamole
Chopping the optional cilantro for the guacamole
Chopping the optional cilantro for the guacamole
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How to Slice and Remove Pit from an Avocado: - The first step in making guacamole!

Step 1: stick the point of a large knife in the top near the stem-end of the avocado

Step 2: Find the pit or seed with the tip of the knife

Step 3: and slowly make one slice around the fruit following the pit.

Step 4: When done slicing, give the avocado a gently 1/4 turn and lift it apart.

Step 5: Gently whack the pit with the cutting blade of the knife sticking it in the seed.

Step 6: Give the seed (pit) a gentle quarter turn and lift it out!


Store your gucamole in this dish!

Rubbermaid HPFG4013RDCHILI Durable Square 4.2-Cup Food Storage Container
Rubbermaid HPFG4013RDCHILI Durable Square 4.2-Cup Food Storage Container

I own an entire set of Rubbermaid food storage containers. They are dishwasher safe and easy to open and close!


How to Peel and Avocado for Guacamole - 2nd step for a good dip

I find no need to use a knife or a spoon to peel a ripe avacado. I know, I misspelled a word. I discovered that I have been doing that for a long time. After writing this page, I will never forget how to spell "avocado" ever again.

Do you like tomatoes in your Guacamole?

Here is a tip for tomato lovers:

Drain your tomatoes before you add them to the guacamole. Here is how you do it: slice the tomato; sprinkle with a little salt; place the slices on a paper towel or in a colander for about 30 minutes. This takes the extra moisture out of the 'mater and will keep your guacamole from becoming too runny or "soupy".

I would also wait to add the chopped tomato until you are ready to serve it.

Tomatoes are wonderful in Guacamole; do you agree?

Jalapeno in your Avocado Dip? - Have some sour cream on hand if you do like heat!

I must admit that I do love a bit of heat--but not too much. I chop the seeded jalapeno; some connoisseurs love the peppers sliced. You can also put a little of the juice from the jalapeno jar or can in the guacamole. Be careful not to add too much. Don't want your guacamole runny, do you?

Do you like the heat of jalapeno peppers in your guacamole?

Is your mouth burning?

Sour cream is a cure for heat in your mouth! That is why you see it served "on the side" with most "Mexican" food.

Onion in your Dip?

Red or sweet white onions are great in guacamole. Sometimes I used thinly sliced green onion with the tops. Yum!

Do you like onion in your Guacamole?

If you have a favorite ingredient that I did not mention or a recipe for guacamole -- please feel free to put it in you comment.

Thank you in advance for giving me a thumbs up or "liking" or "sharing" my easy -- yet wonderful -- guacamole recipe!

Please sign my Guestbook: - Put your favorite additive to guacamole in your comment, please.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      I don't know if/when I have ever made homemade guacamole. Lame, I know. However, avocado season is coming I will get serious and experiment a little.

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Lovely! I will try it out :)

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      @MariaMontgomery: Thanks for the "pin".

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I'm back visiting this fabulous recipe again. I just now pinned it to my Pinterest account miamiadesigns.

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      @bbsoulful2: Thank you for visiting and giving my guacamole recipe a boost!

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      @bbsoulful2: I never thought about adding this spice. Must try it! Thanks.

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      bbsoulful2 4 years ago

      Makes my mouth water! Blessed by a Giant Squid.

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      bbsoulful2 4 years ago

      A little pinch of chili powder is nice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Mmmm! I love guacamole! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I've never used roasted garlic in guacamole - it sounds delicious!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I did not know the tip about leaving the avocado stones in to stop the guacamole from going dark :)

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      relish interiors 6 years ago

      Great tips, I didn't know about using the pit to keep it from browning, and I have never made it with roasted garlic, so I will be trying both the recipe and those tips

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      Jules Corriere 6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Happy New Year! Congratulations on your lens being chosen as a top 100 Community Favorite for 2011! I loved your pictures, too. Can't wait to read about National Tortilla Day!

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      I am doing a lens on National Tortilla Chip Day and have added this. I don't want to do a lens on Guacamole when yours is most excellent. Angel blessed.

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      lesliesinclair 6 years ago

      I can't think of a thing to add, and the recipe sounds terrific.

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      @Auntiekatkat: Thank you for the "good luck" wishes. Hoping you make the top ten, too.

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      We LOVE guacamole here. My recipe is simple. Avocados, Pace piquante sauce, mayo, and a splash of lime juice. Love the pictures to go with your recipe! They bring it to life! Congrats on making the top 100!

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      Auntiekatkat 6 years ago

      Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Thanks for the delicious guacomole recipe ... will definitely try it. Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      Great lens. Just in time for a guacamole New Year's Eve!

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      Katie Harp 6 years ago

      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Your recipe sounds delicious and your photos make my mouth water for some Guacamole. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community Favorites.

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      MariaMontgomery 6 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Mickie, this sounds soooo good! I can't wait to try it.

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      Tamara14 6 years ago

      I love recipe lenses with step by step photos and I've been looking for a nice easy to follow guacamole recipe for some time. Thanks for making it so simple. Blessed!

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Very well presented lens and yummy recipes.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      It's all good! Love your easy guacamole recipe...and wowsa! on the photos! I can build from the recipe you have shared...isn't that how a lot of us foodies do it anyway? :) Now featured on #14 under side dishes.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Yummy lens!!!!!

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      @GiftsBonanza: Thank you. I thought the pictures turned out pretty good, too.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Yum, yum, yum! Great photos too!

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      Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

      Looks like a yummy recipe, can't wait to try it.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Excellent lens - well done!