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Guacamole: A Simply Easy Recipe

Updated on November 6, 2016

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?

No, I like to add lots of ingredients!

No, I like to add lots of ingredients!

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I like guacamole with oil and vinegar (with spices) and ANCHOVIES! I also like to add watercress for a crunchy taste....

      I like different recipes.. plain and with ingredients

    • Michey LM 4 years ago

      My recipe is more complicated, it has additions, but I'll try yours as it is simple and I like simplicity and pure...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      add everything but the kitchen sink !!!

    • gold3 5 years ago

      I like it a bit on the chunky side.

    • Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      No, we add just about everything and we like it hot. Still, for a simple and pure recipe, this is terrific.

    • JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      I love guacamole that's been spiced up a bit.

    • DebMartin 5 years ago

      I don't really add a "lot" of ingredients, but I do add more than you do.

    • Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I like it anyway I can get it

    • clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      While I like guacamole anyway I can get it...tidbits of onion, tomatoes and hot peppers is my fave way to make and eat it. It's all about crunchy-things in my food ;)

    Yes, just the mashed fruit with some lime juice and an little garlic and salt!

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      • zee-macmillan 4 years ago

        YES! Avacado tastes so good on its own...why ruin the flavor?

      • LisaDH 4 years ago

        Just plain for me!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Pure is better.

      • amandascloset0 4 years ago

        I love Guacamole on virtually anything, the only kind I've found that I don't really like is guac with tomatoes... Nice lens!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Yes, I like my guacamole pure and simple :)

      • lesliesinclair 5 years ago

        yes, I sure do. Lately I've had quite a time trying to prevent the browning. Never thought about using the pit for this function.

      • menskincaretips 5 years ago

        I love avocado no matter how it is prepared!

      • miaponzo 6 years ago

        Yes! I definitely prefer it "pure".. :)In fact, I love plain avocado squashed up!

      • Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

        I love guacamole any way I can get it. But my favorite is pure.

      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)

      Instructions

      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
      Cast your vote for A Simple, Easy Guacamole Dip Recipe:

      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!

      Ole!

      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?

      No, they are gross in that beautiful green dip.

      No, they are gross in that beautiful green dip.

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        • Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

          No, I am not a fan of tomatoes but must have them in salsa. I don't like the texture in my guacamole.

        • lesliesinclair 5 years ago

          I've never tried them in the dish.

        Oh yes, it reminds me of the holidays (or the flag of Mexico) to add that red fruit to my avocado dip.

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          • JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

            I love guacamole most any way. Adding some bits of tomato gives it a pop of color and another layer of flavor.

          • clouda9 lm 6 years ago

            Oh yes! Gotta have a few juicy bites of tomato in my guacamole!

          • miaponzo 6 years ago

            They are OK... but I love avocado any way (except with onions, which I hate)...

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            I love tomatoes in my guac... but I'm not picky.. happy to eat it without tomatoes

          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?

          Yessssssss. (sizzle)

          Yessssssss. (sizzle)

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            • bbsoulful2 4 years ago

              Me encanta la pica.

            • anonymous 4 years ago

              It adds flavor.

            • Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

              Yeah! Hot peppers anytime!

            • Auntiekatkat 5 years ago

              I like everything spicy in my Guacamole

            • JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

              Yes, I like adding jalapeno peppers for that extra spiciness ... along with sour cream on the side.

            • DebMartin 5 years ago

              Just a little warmth for me. Not really sizzle, but no heat is kind of boring to my taste.

            • clouda9 lm 6 years ago

              The hotter the better...if my opinion counts :O

            No, heat is just too much.

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              • TerriCarr 3 years ago

                Just the tiniest bit. I really like Whole Foods guacamole...even if they charge $5 per tablespoon. I try not to buy it often.

              • Camden1 5 years ago

                I'm too wimpy to eat really spicy foods1

              • lesliesinclair 5 years ago

                nah, just a little to hot for me.

              • miaponzo 6 years ago

                NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... I hate HOT!!!!

              • Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

                No, I don't like hot peppers

              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?

              Never!

              Never!

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                • miaponzo 6 years ago

                  Heck no!!!!!!!! I hate onions!

                Love that sweet onion.

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                  • Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

                    Yes , onions would be nice !

                  • relish interiors 5 years ago

                    Yes, I like a little red onion very finely diced.

                  • Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

                    Must have onions!

                  • lesliesinclair 5 years ago

                    yes, definitely so.

                  • JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

                    Adding finely diced onions is okay.

                  • Carol 6 years ago from Arkansas

                    Yes, especially the sweet kind.

                  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 up.....so I will get serious and experiment a little.

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                      mina009 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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                      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

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

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                      Dianne Loomos 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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                      Katie Harp 5 years ago

                      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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                      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 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 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

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

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                      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

                      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 5 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 http://www.squidoo.com/summer-recipes #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!

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