The real trick to great guacamole is to use good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe and of the Haas variety! Serve this dip with corn chips, or an array of fresh vegetables.
The real trick to great guacamole is to use good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe and of the Haas variety! Serve this dip with corn chips, or an array of fresh vegetables.
This is a good base recipe, but for really good guac, you have to add some fresh cilantro. I would also omit the olive oil, and add a little cumin and a tomato. Or even roasted tomatillos if you have the time. I'd also use lime juice instead of lemon.Read More
This is a good base recipe, but for really good guac, you have to add some fresh cilantro. I would also omit the olive oil, and add a little cumin and a tomato. Or even roasted tomatillos if you have the time. I'd also use lime juice instead of lemon.
This is a good base recipe, but for really good guac, you have to add some fresh cilantro, garlic powder & tomatoe. I would also omit the olive oil, Makes it oily & slimy.
You can't have guacamole without cilantro. I would leave out the oil, add some fresh chopped cilantro and chopped tomato.
This recipe was only O.K....I had to use 3 avocados instead of two because once I added the oilve oil, it was very oily! I will use less oil next time! I also added some salsa to hide the oil taste. However, once I chilled it for a couple of hours, it was much better. Everyone enjoyed it at my dinner party. I will make it again but definately use a little less oil.
I thought this recipe was great, I just added a little garlic and tomato and it was the best guacamole I ever tried.
Kids are in school and I'm alone for the first time in two months with the computer all to myself! I personally love guacamole almost any way it's prepared. This is a good basic recipe which I often make when it's used as one of the layers with my mexican dip, without the oil. When serving alone, I like to add some roasted red peppers, onion and garlic powders and a little cayenne for a bit of a kick. Such a refreshing dip!
This didn't impress me too much. I may have had smaller avocados then the write used, becuase mine came out way too lemony and oily. I have found an even simpler and tastier recipe from the CA Avocado Commission that I use regularly now.
I have made this recipe 3 times in the last week, and plan to make it again today. It's that good. I once forgot to add the Olive Oil, and wondered why it was so thick. If you don't normally like Olive Oil, then don't add it. The Lemon and salt reminds of drinking Margaritas!
It lives up to it's name. I would suggest, though, not using so much lemon. Overall a great recipe.
An excellent tip to keep your Guacamole from turning brown without having to add lemon or lime juice. Do not discard the seed, when you have finished seasoning your Guacamole simply put the seed back in the bowl with the Guacamole, it keeps it from browning.
Way too lemony!!!!! After doubling the avocados, to try and kill the intense burning lemon flavor, it is still very strange tasting. 4 avocados later, I am stuck with a huge bowl of guac that is one of the worst I have ever tasted. Too bad; I was looking forward to it!
Thank you Kathy and all the others who have reviewed this recipe before me. As suggested by members, I added some cilantro, garlic , red onion, jalapenos and around 1/2 tsp olive oil...This guacamole rocks! I actually polished off quite a bit of it while making and before even refrigerating.. Very good.
The name says it all. This really is the best Guacamole I've had. Simplicity pays off!
I made this - not very impressed. Don't know why everyone rated it so high. I did find out though when buying avocodo's to be ones that are very soft. No place did I see this in the notes. I had a hard time getting them mushed. But not many ate it and I followed the recipe to the exact. Will not make again.
This is amazing stuff. On par w/dos caminos, rosa mexicano, etc.... love it. Sometimes I'll throw in onion powder or whatever. Best served cold! When I make it for BBQs, people attack it... I've learned to make double! serve w/chips!
Great recipe but you must add garlic. Garlic will make the dip PERFECT. You can add minced garlic or garlic salt whichever you have on hand.
The recipe is a great basic recipe.I added a pinch of salt just to add a bit more flavor to it I also used onion flakes. rather then chopped onion. One could add additional Items to the base to make it more for ones liking.I also put it in the refrigerator for a few hours to let all settle.
I use this recipe at least 3 times a week. Its one of my favorites!
I will go back to using lime juice instead of lemon. Missing the garlic, tomato, and cilantro. Good, but not the best in my book.
I added a little more lemon juice and used kosher salt because it had a strong olive oil taste at first. It was absolutely delicious and super easy to make!
Taste like lemon and nothing else. We really had to doctor this up with garlic and some homemade salsa. Still toooooo much lemon.
I always get compliments on this guac :) I usually add the suggested amount of ingredients, but always end up adding more to my taste. I use salsa instead of tomatoes. It makes it easier then chopping onions and tomatoes and other veggies. You just scoop some spoonfuls of salsa instead and it gives it a better flavor anyway.
I love the basic recipe, but the oil is not needed, as rich as avocados are already. Also , add a chopped tomato for perfection!
A terrific recipe. Fast, easy and delicious. My friends who are self-professed Mexican food experts loved it. Thanks!
If you like your guacamole bland, then this it the recipe for you. It was very good but lacked 'zip'. I will omit the oil next time.
Excellent basic recipe. I substituted lime juice for the lemon juice with good results.
Bland, and way too much oil.
This is the easiest and best quacamole recipe I have found! I make this a lot and love how fast it is and how few ingredients there are.
Good basic recipe! With the price of avacadoes being what it is, I like to add a little sour cream to stretch it. I also add crushed garlic and cilantro for flavor.
After reading the reviews I altered this recipe a bit. First, I used 4 avocados, guac. goes so fast. I used a half of a larger lime's juice... I added half a diced tomato. I used fresh cilantro (from a clear plastic box found near the veggies at the market). And I used some garlic paste (like 1 tsp). Oh, I did not use any oil either. I am serving this with hint of lime chips. I had 2... o.k. like 5 chips already and they were super delish!
Easy and soo good!
I don't eat guacamole, but my husband can not get enough of it! He RAVED about this guacamole for days! He said it is among the best he has EVER had! Definitely a keeper in my recipe collection!
Yum! I added tomatoes and substituted lime juice for lemon. My family thinks I'm the guacamole MASTER now. :)
well for a first timer making and eating guacamole it was easy and it turned out well. Happily suprised.
Great recipe and very easy to make. I did change the recipes a bit, I used lime juice instead of lemon and left the olive oil out. will definately make again.
I did not like this.
I was surprised at how much I liked this guacamole because I always add chopped tomatoes and onion to mine. This was great on my nachos.
I think that this is a great base. I made it today and I tweaked it a little to suit my pregnant palette. I prefer things spicier and saltier, this was a little bland for me. I am going to submit my own version of this I think, I am thinking fresh jalapeno (1/2-1 depending)and cilantro! Thanks Kathy!
This is a great base for guacamole! I used fresh lemon and lime juice, decreased the olive oil to 1 tsp, added 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tbsp chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup chopped tomato.I used it for fajitas and it was delish!!
I have used this recipe for years. I find it amusing at how many people rate this recipe after they make several changes. My family loves this recipe just as it is. It has a delicious pure avacado taste. Sure you can add other things to it, but please try it as is because it tastes wonderful. Thanks for a great recipe.
I leave out the oil, sometimes use lime instead of lemon and usually add diced jalapenos for a little extra kick!
Sorry to give this 1 star but this recipe just didn't suit my taste buds and I thought I would like it cause it reminds me of the method we use here in Trinidad to make "choka" from lots of different veggies (and some veggies which are classed as fruits.) I even added in some chopped up habanero pepper to make it more like choka. But I think I will stick to eating my avocados plain cause all I felt I tasted were lemon and onions and none of that wonderful sweet avocado taste :(.
Terrible! Omit the olive, substitute lime for the lemon, add 1 T sour cream and 1 T pico de gallo. In other words, use a competely different recipe.
As many others have noted, great base recipe but I sure don't see how this can serve 16! Not in my family anyway! I used 4 avocados but the same amount of everything else. It was not greasy at all due to double the avocados. Like others, I added a clove of garlic, a chopped tomato and cilantro. It was very good after that. Use more avocados!
Very simple to make and my friends loved it, even the picky eaters. Will make again and again.
Yum! I left out the olive oil and it was delicious!
Served Kathy's guacamole at a party recently. It was a great hit! I thought they were going to ask for spoons and lick the bowl clean. Thanks, Kathy, for the new party favorite. Pam J.
I made this for a Superbowl party and it was gone within 10 minutes! Easy to make and very delicious!!
This is just ok....I would use lime juice instead of lemon, add some chopped tomato, fresh garlic, and definately cilantro...THEN you will have the Best Guacamole
The recipe is superb but make sure you have incredibly ripe avocados for this. Once made, get out of the way because your kids will eat it all!
was pretty good. would have been better if i had found avocados thet were ripe. thank you for the recipe. i used lime tostitos with this dip
I liked this....although I did make some changes. I omitted the olive oil and added some things: garlic and chopped tomato. I also grated the onion instead of chopping. Thanks for the post.
Kathy your recipe is good and it is a keeper.
I really like this type of pure guacamole. I used to make one with mayo, but this is better- and better for you! My only question is how does it serve sixteen? Four of us polished it off easily! Yum- a real keeper!
I absolutely love it. It's so easy to make and tastes great! My husband and in laws love it too!!
This guacamole was quick and easy to make, plus it was a hit with the entire family including the kids. I didn't change anything just followed the recipe. You gota try this one.
I loved this recipe. Easy, fast & delicous! I followed directions as written and would not change a thing. Served it with steak fajitas. Thank you
Delicious and simple! We loved it!
Very good! but I added to it with fresh chopped jalapeños, red bell peppers, roma tomatoes, corn, and a bit of chopped iceberg lettuce. And I substituted lime for lemon! of course! it has become one of my staples and i make it by habit! rave reviews from everyone I know, including my eighty year old english grandmother who doesn't like anything but meat n' potatoes!
I wasn't too sure how this was going to turn out. I didn't have any limes so I squeezed a fresh lemon into the mix. I added just a couple of tablespoons of sour cream to this and it was divine! It is good both ways with and without Sourcream!
This was my first time making guacamole and this was super easy and delicious! I added tomato to mine but other than that I followed recipe exactly. Thanks!!
No tomato, no sweet onion (crucial) and no dash of hot sauce. Other than that it was workable.
Bland until I added some serranos and LIME juice. A mediocre recipe, I shouldn't have to correct it.
Not 'best guac' but maybe 'base guac'. This used to be my usual guac recipe, but when I just pulled it out to make it and gave it a look over I wondered why I ever even used it. Only 2 avocado for 16 servings? No cilantro? Lemon instead of lime? I must have really tweaked it because remember using lime, garlic, cilantro and more avocado in my guac and it came out good with those additions, but as written just doesn't cut it. Sorry but I put the printed recipe in the recycle and came online to find and print a new one.
AWESOME Guac! Loved it. I would recommend this to anyone! The cayenne and cilantro gives it a bit of a kick.
Too much oil, in fact, I make it without. Use Hass avacados for better flavor. I also add a pinch freshly chopped cilantro and a dash of onion salt. Tastes GREAT with Tostidos lime tortilla chips.
Love the overall basis of this recipe, but I don't ever use olive oil; the avocados are fatty enough. I substitute lime juice for lemon, usually about 2 tablespoons instead of juicing a fruit. I also add about a tablespoon of cilantro to give it a nice flavor.
I HAVE NEVER MADE GUACAMOLE BEFORE BUT THIS WAS GREAT. I WAS IN PUERTO VALLARTA IN MAY AND THIS TASTED EXACTLY LIKE THE GUACAMOLE I HAD THERE. IT'S EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY!!
Yum! I liked this recipe's simple taste. Whipped up a batch to add to a 7-layer dip, so I didn't get to try it plain except after the flavors had really melded. But it was yummy even when it was just made.
Made it without the olive oil, it turned out great. Taste was excellent.
I added 1 clove fresh garlic and a bit of fresh diced tomato. Very good!
I used cilantro instead of onions since I don't like raw onions and I used 1 tablespoon of olive oil instead of 2 and it tasted great! Thanks!
I thought this tasted pretty good. I normally make guacamole to taste and without a recipe, but decided to try one to see if there was a difference. I garnished with tomatoes and onions and ate it with baked tortilla chips. I realized after I started eating it that I forgot the olive oil! I had never heard of putting olive oil in it anyway. I thought it was a tad lemony, but maybe it will stay a bright green color this time in the fridge. I did use probably a little less lemon, than what was suggested, and I also chopped the onion quite small. The main thing that surprised me about the recipe was the 16 servings, I was lucky to get 3 small servings. I will make this again, when I don't have all the ingredients of my typical guacamole, leaving out the olive oil as I did this time.
This guac is really easy, but I don't see the need for olive oil. I a,m sure there are other reviews that state this, but you need other key ingredients to amke good guac. I appreciate this recipe in that it started me on my search for a good recipe. I took this recipe and omitted the oil and lemon juice, added 2 seeded and chopped jalepenos, one small deseeded and diced tomato, 2 tbs lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. You have to refridgerate for at least an hour. I liked the result. Thx for a good base recipe
i made this with homemade salsa for our families 4th of july cookout and everyone loved it. very easy to make and tasted great. my 7 year old son loved it! thank you for a great recipe.
It was really good, but it needed some spice. So I added some chili powder.
I made this and it did not come out as I expected. I followed the recipe I guess I prefer a chunkier Guacamole. I will try it again with modifications.
Yes, this recipe is extremely easy but lacked certain ingredients I am used to.
awesome recipe so easy my family loves it
Good easy recipe. I added a little sour cream and fresh cilantro. Will definitely make again.
This really was the best guacamole. I didn't add the olive oil...there is no reason for it. I used lime instead of lemon juice but I don't think it matters. Delicious!
Very easy and tasty - definitely use the Haas avocados for the best flavor. Everyone really likes this recipe!! (I did omit the olive oil - didn't seem to need it!)
Way too simple to be called Best Guacamole. It tasted a bit bland and seemed like there was something missing. Leaving out cilantro & tomato is like a disgrace to Mexican food.
This guacamole is super easy to make and quite good! The only adjustment I made was to cut the recipe in half.
This really is perfect guacamole!
this guacamole was okay. kind of plain, i took out the oil because you really dont need that & added tomatoes,onions & cilantro. & it turned out magnificent!
well, to be honest, I found this recipe very bland. That is not to say it isn't good for most people......I tend to crave flavor and heat with most things that I eat. I added about a cup of hot salsa to it, more garlic.....and something that I just found in a gormet store....Peach Ginger Habanero Hot Sauce!!!!! Now this was a cosmic combination....why cosmic? Because you see stars!!!! I added about 3 or 4 tablespoons of the PGHHS to the other stuff that I listed and this recipe was out of sight!!
This is AWESOME with the following changes: use only 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. use sea salt instead of table salt but do not change the amount, use the juice from 1/4 of a lime instead of the lemon juice & use chopped red onion instead of white or yellow.
I don't eat it, but my husband really enjoyed this guacamole. Thanks for the recipe!
I was given a beautiful homegrown avocado & decided to make some impromptu guacamole, but had few ingredients. I left out the oil & mixed in some freshly made pico de gallo...omg. I had no idea such few ingredients were needed to make primo guac! I'll make it this way from now on. Thanks for sharing this!
This was my first time making guac and this recipe was easy and delicious!! It went up against another guac, with salsa and beans in it, and this guac blew it out of the water! Everyone loved mine and told me how much better it was. Sometimes simpler is better!
wow! this is good!
Very helpful for those who want to make their own guacomole at home. I added some chopped tomatoe and lime juice instead of lemon. yummy
This is the best Guacamole recipe I have had. It was so quick and easy to make. I brought it to a party, and it went quick!!! Even the pickiest eaters loved it and asked me to make more, once it was gone! I also added fresh chopped tomato (I removed the seeds), and I also added a dash of fresh ground black pepper. Next time I make it for a gathering I will double the recipe!
I made this for a work party today and everyone loved it. It was gone quick! Several asked for the recipe. I did modify it a little based on the reviews. I doubled the recipe, but only added 1 teaspoon olive oil. I added some chopped tomato and minced garlic. Thanks!
This is a great recipe! I especially like that I don't have to add a lot of ingredients. The second time I made it I forgot the olive oil and we liked it better.
This is a very easy recipe and tastes fantastic. I have added quartered grape tomatoes to this too. It is such a creamy recipe. Yum
This is a good starter recipe, but it could be a real winner with the addition of just a couple of ingredients. Adding in chopped cilantro and tomatoes would really liven it up. Also, maybe a little hot sauce or finely diced jalepeno would be great.
We loved it! So easy to make. I deleted the olive oil as others suggested.