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The best Guacamole recipe has ripe avocados, cilantro, tomato, onion, salt and lime. Serve with tortilla chips for a classic appetizer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 164kcal


  • 6 medium avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato Roma or on the vine - seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro plus more to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • Pinch of pepper or to taste


  • Halve and remove the pits from the avocados, then scoop out the inside and place them into a medium bowl. Smash them down with a fork to your desired thickness.
  • Add finely chopped red onion, chopped tomato, 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro, juice from half of a lime, a half teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper (or more if desired) and mix well incorporating all the flavors together.
  • Give it a taste - adjust the flavors as your heart desires. Add more lime, more salt, or more cilantro.
  • Serve immediately or cover tightly and keep in the fridge until serving. Guacamole will start to brown quickly over time, so you will want to consume within a day or two.


This recipe makes about 2-3 cups of guacamole. As an appetizer, plan on 1/4 of dip per person.
Storing options:
  • Place the dip in a smaller bowl - the less air, the better. Use the back of a spoon and smooth the top, packing it down and making sure there are no air bubbles. Pour some water on top, enough to fully cover the top, and seal. Pour off the water before stirring.
  • Grab a piece of plastic wrap that is about twice the size of the opening of the bowl. Place it over the bowl, and gently press down so the plastic wrap is touching every bit of the surface of the dip all the way to the edges - no air bubbles. Place the lid on the bowl and refrigerate.
Either of these storage methods should keep your guac fresh for up to 3 days. If there is any discoloration on top, just scrape it off and discard it. Stir the remaining dip together and serve.


Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 114mgPotassium: 506mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 157IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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