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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Updated on July 10, 2013


Nothing shouts summertime better than a delicious guacamole recipe, homemade salsa and a tropical drink! Guacamole recipes have become almost as popular in America today as they are in Mexico!

The main ingredient of any guacamole recipe is the avocado, a creamy, buttery, nutty fruit that grows on trees. With 7 grams of fiber and the good fat, avocados make a great addition to your diet. They are also high in beta-sitosterol which has been proven to lower cholesterol levels.

You can make this easy recipe and use it as a Guacamole Dip with your favorite chips or as a Guacamole Spread on sandwiches and wraps!

In addition to an easy homemade guacamole recipe, in this article you'll find:

  • handy kitchen tools to make working with avocados and making guacamole easier
  • tips for choosing and storing avocados
  • suggested guacamole recipe add-ins to liven up your guacamole
  • a recipe to make your own tortilla bowls also known as taco salad bowls in which you can serve your homemade guacamole
  • how to cut an avocado video
  • nutrition facts
  • California avocado growers map
  • and more!

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Great Tool for Slicing Avocados for Salads and Burgers

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Kitchen Tools: Magic Bullet Guacamole & The Avocado Slicer

My favorite tool for making guacamole is my absolute favorite kitchen tool - my magic bullet! I've had blenders, juicers, and food processors, and none compare to my magic bullet, I love it! I've even dvr'd the infomercial to share with family and friends!

You can make this guacamole recipe by hand, in a food processor, or in a magic bullet; whichever works for you. If you decide to use a food processor or magic bullet-like appliance, be sure to pulse and check your guacamole often to get your preferred consistency - it's easy to make it too creamy very quickly! The best suggestion I have is to pulse two to three times then check, keep doing that till you achieve the perfect consistency for your guacamole recipe.

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A sure sign that avocados and guacamole are a popular American food is the amount consumed on Super Bowl Sunday - 53 million pounds of avocados are used in dip recipes, on sandwiches and in salads on Super Bowl Sunday! I'm sure we're consuming almost as much during the summer months when avocados are appearing more and more in our homes and restaurants in great salad recipes and as sandwich spreads. The avocado is now even being served at quick food places like Subway.

Guacamole and Avocado TIPS

  • Avoid brown guacamole by storing it with a layer of plastic wrap pressed over the top of your guacamole before covering the dish with foil or a lid.
  • Sprinkle lime juice or lemon juice on sliced avocado to keep it from turning brown as you serve your dip.
  • Use ripe avocados for the best tasting guacamole.
  • After removing the pit, use a large serving spoon to scoop the avocado out of it's peel, then slice, chop or mash the avocado for your recipe.

Guacamole Recipe Add-Ins

The recipe below is for a basic guacamole but feel free to doctor it up with some of your favorite ingredients. Here are some suggestions for items to add to your basic guacamole recipe:

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • bacon
  • black beans
  • roasted corn
  • chopped jalapeno peppers
  • dried cranberries
  • olives
  • shrimp
  • feta cheese
  • pistachios
  • pomegranate seeds

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Homemade Guacamole Ingredients

  • 4 Avocados, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, fresh, chopped or dried
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 drops Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Easy Peasy: No need to chop the above ingredients, just add all of the above basic ingredients to your magic bullet or food processor, pulse 10 times & you're done! Then by hand stir in any additions you might like for your guacamole recipe. OR
  2. Mash avocado, lime juice, garlic and salt with a large fork. By hand stir in remaining ingredients along with any other add-ins you might like, herbs and spices and blend well.

Serve your Homemade Guacamole in Edible Tortilla Bowls

3. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies in an edible tortilla bowl or spread on your favorite wrap or sandwich and enjoy! These taco salad bowls make a great presentation for your dips!

A terrific collection of recipes for avocado fans!

If you love avocados, you'll love this cookbook. With it's nutty, buttery texture the avocado is a great addition to dips, sauces, meat and seafood recipes, and topping salads and burgers. This recipe book, Absolutely Avocados, offers delicious ways to use avocado in breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and more!

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How to Choose an Avocado

  • Lightly squeeze the avocado in your palm. If it is ripe and ready-to eat the avocado will be firm, yet have a little give.
  • A Haas avocado will be dark green or black when ripe.
  • Don't choose an avocado with dark marks on the skin or one that is very soft.

How to Cut an Avocado

The Hass Avocado is the most popular avocado in the United States, and accounts for over 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide. The largest avocado producer is Mexico, followed by California. One tree can produce up to 500 avocados per year!

See where avocados are grown in California

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Traditionally, a Mexican Molcajete (mortar) and Tejolote (pestle) were used for mixing spices and making sauces and pastes including salsa and guacamole. The best molcajetes are made from lava stone / basalt.


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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yum! I just had homemade guac and chips tonight! I'm always looking at new guacamole recipes. This one looks great! :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great, comprehensive hub. The recipe looks delicious. I loved the pictures and all the info on avocados. Thank you for sharing!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      we are major devotees of avocados. Great instructions and photos. thanks for writing this interesting hub..and of course not to mention the health benefits of avocados.

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      formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      This recipe is something I will try. Thanks for sharing.

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub! Vote up!

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