Homemade guacamole is FAR better than any goop from your local grocery store. After making this guacamole, you will never buy pre-made guacamole again. I used to be a salsa and chips guy, but now that I have this recipe, I’m skipping the salsa for the guac.

The key to amazing Guac is fresh produce. Spend that extra time finding perfectly ripe avocados and tomatoes. It’s amazing how fresh everything tastes when mixed together. The cilantro, limes and salt are key in making this recipe work.

Guacamole is a Mexican dish which dates back to 500 BCE. It’s been around for a very long time and is still being made today.

Spice / Heat Level

This recipe is written up so the whole family can enjoy, however there are a couple simple ingredients that you can change to get the spice level up. I use jalapeno’s in my guacamole recipe but you can substitute them for something more potent like a Serrano pepper. Most people keep the heat level down on guacamole but feel free to experiment. I enjoy guacamole for the fresh, lime and cilantro flavors and I’m not focused on heat.

What can I put Guacamole on?

I mainly use guacamole as a dip for nachos but it can be a very versatile side. We’ve put it on our homemade brisket tacos, burgers, hotdogs, toast, salads and even seafood like grilled salmon. Let your imagination and your palette guide you with this side.

Enough said, let’s get on with it.

Serves 6-8

Equipment Needed

  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Fork
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 3 x Avocados – Ripe
  • 2 x Tomatoes
  • 1 x Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 x Onion (White or Red)
  • 3 x Jalapeno’s
  • 2 x Limes
  • Kosher Salt to Taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Dig out the avocado from the skin. Discard the skin.
Cut Avocados
  • Crush the avocados in a mixing bowl with a fork. Don’t overdo it. We want to leave the avocado slightly chunky.
Mashing Avocados
  • Chop the onion and tomatoes into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cut the ends of the jalapeno off and cut the jalapeno in half. Use a spoon to dig out the membrane and seeds from the jalapeno and discard. Chop the remaining jalapeno into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Rinse the cilantro with water and remove the stems. Chop the cilantro into fine pieces. Add to mixing bowl.
Chopped Cilantro
  • Cut the limes in half and squeeze all the juice into the mixing bowl.
Squeezing Limes
  • I start by adding 1-2 teaspoons of salt and the add more salt to taste.
Adding Salt to Guacamole
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a fork. Taste and confirm if it needs more salt or lime.
Mixing Avocado
  • Enjoy. You’ve just made the best guacamole you’ll ever eat.
Homemade Guacamole Recipe
Homemade Guacamole Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This recipe tastes fresh and is easy to put together as the ingredients are easy to get. You'll never buy store bought guac again.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: best guacamole recipe, Easy Guacamole Recipe, Homemade Guacamole
Servings: 6
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Michael Haas

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 3 Avocados – Ripe Ripe
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Onion White or Red
  • 3 Jalapeno's
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt to Taste To Taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Dig out the avocado from the skin. Discard the skin.
    Cut Avocados
  • Crush the avocados in a mixing bowl with a fork. Don’t overdo it. We want to leave the avocado slightly chunky.
    Mashing Avocados
  • Chop the onion and tomatoes into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
    Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cut the ends of the jalapeno off and cut the jalapeno in half. Use a spoon to dig out the membrane and seeds from the jalapeno and discard. Chop the remaining jalapeno into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
  • Rinse the cilantro with water and remove the stems. Chop the cilantro into fine pieces. Add to mixing bowl.
    Chopped Cilantro
  • Cut the limes in half and squeeze all the juice into the mixing bowl.
    Squeezing Limes
  • I start by adding 1-2 teaspoons of salt and the add more salt to taste.
    Adding Salt to Guacamole
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a fork. Taste and confirm if it needs more salt or lime.
    Mixing Avocado
  • Enjoy. You’ve just made the best guacamole you’ll ever eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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