You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.
You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.
Awesome taste! It took me longer than 10 minutes to prepare, but it might be that I am just slow at chopping and cutting. Also, be wary of over mashing the avacado - I thought I didn't like it chunky, but smooth becomes kinda soupy. With the whole lime, this doesn't turn brown for over 24 hours in a sealed container. Best to eat immediately (or after chilled for an hour), lots of liquid pools in it after a couple days. UPDATE: Do not freeze this to use at a later time ... the consistency is just strange after thawing and the flavors change. Still the best Guac, though. :) Thank you for a great addition! :DRead More
Awesome taste! It took me longer than 10 minutes to prepare, but it might be that I am just slow at chopping and cutting. Also, be wary of over mashing the avacado - I thought I didn't like it chunky, but smooth becomes kinda soupy. With the whole lime, this doesn't turn brown for over 24 hours in a sealed container. Best to eat immediately (or after chilled for an hour), lots of liquid pools in it after a couple days. UPDATE: Do not freeze this to use at a later time ... the consistency is just strange after thawing and the flavors change. Still the best Guac, though. :) Thank you for a great addition! :D
Delicious. NOTES: *I leave out the tomatoes and serve pico de gallo alongside. On the rare occasion there are leftovers, mixed-in tomato makes the guacamole go off faster. Same amount of work, just throw the tomatoes in a separate bowl and toss some extra onion, chili, cilantro, and lime. *Lime acts like salt on the palate, so add salt after the lime juice; you will end up using less. *I always add some ground toasted cumin seed and a seeded jalapeno. *Great with and without garlic. *Reserve half the avocado chunks to add at the end for textural variety. *The most important thing, though, is to use ripe avocados. Buy them a day or 2 beforehand, then let them sit in a brown paper bag on the counter with a ripe apple, pear, or bananas until the avocados are softer. *If the avocados aren't perfectly delicious, I add a little extra virgin olive oil to the mix.
Excellent! My husband loved it! Fresh Cilantro is a must(.70 cents a bunch). We like chunkier style Guacamole so mashed two of the avocados & chopped the third into very small pieces. These pieces will mush up alittle as you stir in other ingredients, but still give it alittle chunk. If it is still too chunky you can mash it alittle with back of spatula. I will use this recipe on a regular basis. Thanks!
this recipe is easy and delicious! we make it all the time... (and add more cayenne to spice it up) LOVE IT! tip - leave the pits in the container when refrigerating... it's lasts longer without going brown.
add a tbls or two of sour cream
The "best" guacamole being purely subjective, in my book this comes pretty darn close. I added a finely chopped jalapeno pepper, 1/2 tsp. cumin and salt to taste rather than measuring out a teaspoon. I removed the seeds and pulp from the tomato to make sure I wouldn't end up with it making the guacamole watery and just as a matter of personal preference I cut back on the cilantro, a taste for which we are slowly acquiring.
Wow, way too much salt! I think it could have been good with just a 1/2 tsp of salt. I even used 4 avocados instead of the three mentioned in recipe.
I added some cumin and then it was perfect!
This absolutely ROCKS! I have been making various forms of guacamole since I was a youngster in Texas, and I have never found one with so much robust flavor and kick. Follow the recipe! You won't be disappointed. I think one of the keys is mashing the avacados with the salt and lime prior to the other ingredients. It helps to meld the flavors, and prevents the the guacamole from going brown. The cayenne adds a nice kick with just a pinch, so use with discretion. The only thing I will mention is that I used sweet vidalia onions which are readily available this time of year on the east coast. Other onions might make it too "oniony." Thanks for a great recipe! I'll be using this one many times to come!
Best guacamole I've ever eaten, and I know my guacamole!! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Great. Everyone loved this guacamole. I used only 2 tablespoons of cilantro though and I used 4 avocados and 2 cloves of garlic. Tip: keep the avocodo pits in with your guacamole to keep it green. You can either remove them before serving or keep in for a conversation piece.
I used to work at a Mexican resturant where I had to make gaucamole at guests table (cheezy, i know)..... People would tell me that they drove 25 min out of their way ect ect..... just for the gaucamoli. The recipe is almost the same, except we'd use 2 avocados, RED onion (not yellow- yuk), and diced jalepenos. We didn't use garlic or pepper, but they sound like good additions. Can't forget the jalepenos! I personally like mine with a little extra veggies. yum!
Best Recipe EVER!!!!! Wouldn't change a thing. To prevent browning, use lime juice to sit over the top of the dip until serving.
Very good! I used a bit LESS salt, because I don't like to overpower the avocado.
Yum! I used powdered onion and garlic to get the flavour but not the texture, one drained can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion instead of the fresh tomatoes and a dash a cumin. Oh...and I kept the pits in the container with the guacamole to keep it from turning colour.
I've been making guac this way for years and I love it! I sometimes use lemon to give it a change :)
This is the first time I made guacamole, and it turned out very well. Unfortunately I couldn't buy the avocados in advance, as suggested by other reviewers, and I didn't realise that green avocados are far too under-ripe for this recipe. I had to go out again to find one which was black on the outside. Even that one was barely ripe enough. The recipe still turned out well, though!
This was great! My husband doesn't even like guacamole, but he liked this! Terrific!
I'm a Guac FREAK and this recipe is the best. I add a pinch of adobo seasoning and it gives it that extra little flavor boost.
My husband and I love this recipe! I make it often. We like to eat it with unsalted tortilla chips.
This has become "my guacamole recipe" which I've been using for about 3 years. Shhh, cause I don't tell people! Seriously, I make it for EVERY single party and bbq I host, and most I attend. Each time, people say "wow, you make amazing quacamole." If they only knew how simple it is. The only advice I have is: 1. People tend to like it more when the avocado is a bit chunkier, so don't over mash. 2. You can't use too much lime juice. Seriously. Keep adding more till it tastes perfect. 3. Ripen those avocados in a brown paper bag off-season. They'll taste a bit more summery that way.
I made this for a Super Bowl party and everyone loved. It is so easy and very good. I do not even like guacamole that much but this one is really good. I only added a little more garlic than the recipe calls for. I suggest allowing it sit in the refrigerator for several hours. I made it the night before and it was great. This is a definite keeper.
This is by far the best guacamole recipe I have tried. I put the peeled avocado and the onions in a food processor to finely chop. I recommend using Haas avocados, and I highly recommend this recipe.
I took this to a fajita party hosted by a couple who are fabulous cooks and it was a huge hit!
This was great other than being a little too salty. Next time I probably won't add any salt, especially if I have salted chips.
This was my first attempt at guacamole, and I'm quite pleased with the results. Very easy to make.
This guacamole is delicious. My husband and I eat it with tortilla chips as a nice, light meal, especially in warm weather.
This was very good. I almost ate up all the guacamole before my guess arrived. LoL!! Instead of using the ground cayenne pepper, I chopped up a jalapeno pepper. I did use a little fresh cilantro, and a red onion other than that I pretty much stuck to the recipe.
This recipe was excellent! Easy to make, and tasted great!
I have made this recipe several times. It taste better using fresh cilantro and a fresh lime.
Yummy! I liked the fact that this didn't have sour cream, mayo, or cream cheese added. Who really wants added fat in your guacamole if it is fabulous without!
Absolutely delicious, but definitely took more than 10 minutes prep time! More like 30 minutes (I doubled the recipe) due to the chopping of the tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic. But well worth it - this guacamole is very tasty! I would recommend more lime juice to give it extra kick.
Wow - Wow - WOW! This is one of the best recipes I have ever made. I've never really like gaucamole but this sounded so interesting I had to try it! I took the advice of other reviewers and used alot of lime juice - 3 small limes to be precise - tons of garlic, probably about 3 heaping teaspoons and I did 4 avocados. I put an overflowing tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro in and I used canned diced tomatoes because I forgot to buy fresh and it was ultimate perfection. My mother in law who is the pickiest eater and my sister in law who has food allergies couldn't stay away from it. It was amazing!
I am very picky about my guac, this is the BEST. Follow recipe exactly & it's fantastic. **Save the seeds from avocado to put back in dip to be refrigerated, it keeps it from browning **THANK YOU!
Great! I threw in an extra tomato and a little more garlic.
I think this is THE BEST Guacamole I have ever made. This is now the ONLY recipe I will ever use! I followed the recipe and it was fabulous!
The most flavorful guacamole I've ever had. Even my kids loved it.
Good but...It needs way more than a pinch of cayenne. I also added many pinches of cumin and chili powder. Leaving the pits in are a must! And I also added a few teaspoons of mayo. I always do with guacamole because it keeps the color and gives it a little creaminess. You make these changes and its the PERFECT guacamole!
I live outside the US and we do not have fresh cilantro. Is there a substitute that one can suggest?
Moving from the deep South (US) to Canada, I truly miss my Tex-Mex food. This is a great recipe and I use it often! If I do not have fresh tomatoes, I use a chunky salsa and it really works well!
This recipe is great. My husband said it was the best guacamole he has ever had. We ate about half of it and I put the rest in the refridgerator, but he got it out and ate the rest!
This is the absolute best guacamole I have ever made!!! Quick, easy, and tastes fan-freakin'-tastic!!!!!!!!!
This is the best guacamole I have every tasted. Plus it is very easy.
I've always thought this recipe was the best guacamole I'd ever had. One day I made this for an office party. Now, I'm a gringo living in Latin America, but everyone in the office RAVED about it. It quickly disappeared, and our Ambassador (a Puerto Rican) devoured it, claiming it was the best he'd ever had. Glad to see I'm not the only one who feels that way!
Perfect! I tend to use quite a bit more lime juice, and cut back just a tad on the tomatoes. I have to have the onion diced really, really fine too. I have made with and without cilantro, and have no preference. Both very good. Thanks. :)
This guac is the new love of my life! It reminded me of the stellar table-side guacamole featured at the best Mexican restaurants here in NYC. Next time I make it I will cut the amount of salt in half (at least), but I wouldn't change anything else! This is a 10-star recipe! Muy delicioso- gracias :)
I go a little lighter on the onion and heavier on the cilantro but overall a great goto recipe for guac!
This guacamole was quite good but I did wish I hadn't added an extra ingredient which was CUMIN. If you don't want to eat anything that smells like BODY ODOR than I advise you to NOT USE CUMIN. I only used a pinch of cumin and the smell was still there. It reminded me of Indian food (since they use a lot of cumin and other spices) I followed the recipe and added some pepper flakes for spice (like the one you shake onto pizza) but you can use actual peppers too :D to me I thought the cumin ruined it a bit but I guess if you're a fan of cumin then go ahead and try it.
Waaaay too salty for me... I love all the ingredients but the salt was overpowering. I will try it again with half the salt or less and see if it is better.
I used this as a base recipe and adapted it to the ingredients I had on hand. Delicious...however I don't have lime juice so it's a race to eat it before it turns brown. Definately something I want to continue tweaking! Thanks a bunch!
Excellent guac! The cilantro really makes it. I definitely agree with the reviewer who suggested leaving it overnight before eating. The flavors are so much more intense.
Loved this! If you like it spicy, I would use a LOT of cayenne pepper. Don't be afraid to use the entire juice of the lime. The salt cuts it. Thank you Bob Cody!
I've made this several times. It is by far the best guacamole recipe I've tried. To keep from turning brown too quickly, I make sure to use enough lime AND lemon juice. After preparing the guacamole, I place the pits in the bowl w/ the dip. I press plastic wrap (side that has contact w/ dip rubbed w/ lemon juice) against the dip surface, removing any air pockets. You will be amazed at how long it will stay looking a fresh, vibrant green.
Best guacamole ever. I only use this recipe-I have it memorized because I use it so often. Use red onion!
I didn't change a thing except for the fact that I only had one ripe avocado, so I scaled the recipe back. It was perfect and exactly what I was looking for to go on a taco salad tonight...if I can stay out of it!
This was delicious! I used red onion and I also added about 1/2 can of diced chiles. Everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing it!
So good. Just got done making this because I have been so hungry for guac. I found this recipe and decided to try it because of the high ratings. It is perfect. I didn't add as much cilantro as I should have because I didn't have that much. But it was still good. I also added 4 avacados because mine were kinda small. Thanks for the great recipe!!!
This was so easy to make! Great flavor with lots of zing. I have made many guacamole recipes in the past, but this is surely the winner and the one I will be making from now on. Just fantastic.
I have made this a couple of times now, I pretty much stayed with the recipe closely, though I never really measure anything. I did add 1/2 lemon juiced and only 1 plum tomato. The lemon added a little extra zing and flavor. Definitely the best guac I have ever had and actually 2 or 3 people have told me the same exact thing. This includes my foodie fiance who made said it tasted soo fresh and flavorful that Gordon Ransey would be proud :) GREAT RECIPE!!
Amazing! I made this recipe with no modifications, and it turned out perfectly. NONE was left over!
I spread it on 7 grain whole wheat toast with my fav canola margarine Awesome ! I used 1/2 the lime the recipe called for because thats all I had on hand and it was great.
I love guacamole, but this recipe went so wrong. Yes, I followed the recipe as written, so I know I made no mistake. Like other reviewers, the lime made it kind of watery and soft. Second, there was too much onion. All I could taste was onion! Also, it was a bit salty. Maybe some people like their guacamole salty, watery, and onion-y, but not me. Sorry.
This guacamole was delicious- better than many restaurants! I made it for a football party and it got rave reviews from everyone. I made a couple of changes. First, I used 5 avocados. I mashed up 3 of them and diced the other two for a more texture. I used red onion, and I only used about 1/3 cup. I added more cayenne than called for, and next time I am going to add jalapeno for some added kick. This is my new guacamole recipe. Thank you!
This is a very good recipe. I added some fresh ground black pepper and I ended using lemon juice instead of lime (didn't have any on hand), plus I used a bit more salt than the recipe calls for, but I suppose that goes back to personal taste. Definitely a winner!
EXCELLENT!!! It was a hit with a houseful of friends and their teenage boys!
Very good, but I don't use the ground cayenne pepper--- I chop up a jalapeno or a serano pepper.
Don't think I can ever do store bought guacamole again! This recipe was perfect. I did not have any limes and used 2 tbsp lime juice instead. I will try adding some diced jalapeno next time for a little kick. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I made this for Christmas, specifically for my dad, who loves guacamole (I do not). He LOVED it and could not stop eating it! Thanks for the recipe. It was pretty simple and I will make it again.
This guacamole is one of the best I have tasted. I use kosher salt and probably add more than the recipe calls for, it brings out all of the flavors. I also add a nice handful of cilantro- when it comes to cilantro you can never have too much! If you are going to add the onion I would recommend using a red onion because I think it goes better with these flavors but I found a half a cup to be overpowering.
Very good, I love the taste and texture. I used 1/4 cup of sliced green onions & 1/4 red onions.
i made this for a new years day party to watch bowl games and it was a huge hit! it has a rich fresh taste and definitly worth making.
Excellent! I'm looking forward to making this again. This time, I'll have to find more than just my husband to enjoy it with me. We ate the whole bowl!
This is the best recipe ever...and oh, so easy to make!
This is a great recipe. It's very easy to make, so easy my husband made it by himself!!! He is the type to burn mac and cheese from the box. He added a little bit more salt and omitted the tomatoes because I don't like them. Plus we thought they could make the dip watery because we were making a lot to last a couple of days. I think we'll make this for superbowl!
Very good recipe ! I used red onion and it has a very mello taste.. I also added a dash of black pepper. Very good.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I usually don't follow a recipe when I make guacamole. But I saw this one with 5 stars and had to try it! I loved it so much! It was a huge hit at dinner last night. I will now always make this guacamole! The cayenne pepper adds a nice kick. The consistency was perfect!
Yum!!! Doubled for a family BBQ. Added a good dash of cumin. perfect!
BEST!!! This guac is awesome! I make my avocado creamy and chop everything fine. The key is lots of lime juice and salt. Mine I ate on for 4 days and still had a bright green color. Cant add too much lime juice and the more salt the more flavor comes out! This is the only guac I will now make!
Excellent! Best with corn chips but also great as extra topping for taco's, burger's or whatever. I do prefer mine a little chunky so I don't mash my avacado's into baby food. I did cut down on the salt a bit, (personal preference) and it was simply perfect. Thanks for the great recipe Bob!
Good recipe. I love the flavor the lime gives to the guacamole.
I actually make this guac recipe all the time and my husband and I absolutely love it! Tip: Follow the ingredient amounts to a T because if you play around with them too much, it will disappoint.
This guac was absolutely delicious. I couldn't stop eating it! I used lime juice from the bottle and dried cilantro. Definitely tastes better the next day, after all the flavors have a chance to marry.
VERY VERY VERY yummy. If you are looking at making Gauc. This is definetly the receipe.
This was a great recipe. I added one seeded, diced jalepeno and a 1/4 teaspoon of cumin. I got the idea from ofther recipes that i had read. This was my first time making guac. My wife doesn't like guac. She's used to getting it from Mexican resteraunts, but she loved mine. It was a little chunkier than you would get from a resteraunt. I think that makes it better. I reckon i'll be on guac making duty quite often now. Great Recipe.
BIG HIT during taco night!!! Definitely making this again:)
Tasted great and everyone loved it!
Definitely the best guac I've had. I adjusted the salt (about 3/4 tsp) and it was still a bit salty to me. Next time I'll only use about 1/2 tsp. Other than that, it was perfect!
Good base. I prefer a spicier guacamole.
great recipe. enjoyed making it and tasting it. thanx
This is absolutely the best Guacamole I've ever eaten!! My family loves it! It's a hit wherever I take it. Thank you!!
This is the first guacamole recipe I ever tried, I served the nachos with salsa and another store bought dip and I swear no one touched the other two but most of the guacamole was gone. I would make it again! Even my fiancé who hates most veggies ate it!
This is the best guacamole we have ever had! My dad, aunt and I only use this recipe. I add a little more cayenne and garlic but besides that it is spot on! Thank you, Bob!
this is an awesome recipe. my entire family, plus my friends loved it. this is a good to recipe!
This recipe made a great guacamole my friends and family finished off. The avocado must be ripe, though, so buy it a few days early and leave it out on the counter until good and soft.
Tastes just like the guacamole that we loved from a Mexican restaurant in Hawaii... so fresh and good! We made it "chunky" and upped the lime to 1.5 limes and 1.5 teaspoons miced garlic. It was PERFECT!
We love this guacamole recipe! I was in a super huge hurry one day and was just going to pick some guac up at the store but after having this one I couldn't do store bought. I bought all the stuff for this one and made it anyway!