Guacamole Recipe

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I've played with this recipe a lot over the years. I think i've finally nailed it to my taste. I like the flavor spicy and bold, so you may need to adjust it to your taste.

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Servings: 2 cups


Cost per serving $3.27 view details
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves of garlic (about a tablespoon chopped)
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped red onion
  • 2 sprigs of green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mince jalapeno and toast them in a small fry pan over medium heat.
  2. Chop garlic, red onion, green onion and cilantro finely. Can use a food processor for the garlic and onion. Add to a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add jalapeno to bowl once toasted
  4. Cut avocado in half, remove seed, scoop out flesh and add to bowl. You can chop the avocado before adding if you prefer. I usually just mash it all together at the end. *Reserve one avocado seed for later.
  5. Add cumin and lime juice
  6. Start mixing and mashing using a fork. If the avocado isn't mashing well, I run my knife through it as I mix with the fork.
  7. Add salt and pepper (about a 1/2 teaspoon). I start by adding a little and gradually add more as I taste it.
  8. Gently stir in diced tomato at the end. If serving at a party I just sprinkle the tomato on top for the pretty contrast in color.
  9. Let the flavors congeal for about 15- 20 min before serving.
  10. *When storing guacamole, put an avocado seed in the middle of the guac to keep it from oxidizing. Cover with plastic wrap and push the plastic onto the guac so that go air is touching it. You dip will stay fresh for about 4 days.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 329g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 357  
Calories from Fat 268 75%
Total Fat 29.8g 37%
Saturated Fat 4.31g 17%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 1250mg 36%
Total Carbs 25.32g 7%
Dietary Fiber 15.1g 50%
Sugars 5.36g 4%
Protein 5.49g 9%
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  • John Spottiswood
    I love avocados! Give me a plain avocado mashed with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and I am a happy man. That said, I like my guacamole spicy with garlic and jalapeno. This recipe is as good as it gets! I subbed lemon for lime and it tastes just as good.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • Jacques du Rham
      June 6, 2014
      When I want guacamole, I keep coming back to this recipe. My minor changes: double the jalapeno (the avocado oil suppresses the heat of the pepper), double the lime, and do not mix in the tomatoes. I slice the tomatoes and spread on top just before serving. Thank you Lyndsey for sharing it.
      • ShaleeDP
        May 8, 2013
        Another guacamole recipe to help me learn it better :D
        • O.S.
          January 31, 2008
          Looks really great, thanks for sharing! I like your recipes, Lindsey, please share more, can't wait to taste it!

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