My husband begs me to make this all the time and my 2-year-old can't get enough of it! It never lasts for more than a day in our house. If you like guacamole, you will LOVE this recipe. My sister and I have been tweaking it for years and finally have come up with the best recipe ever. The key is to use avocados that are perfectly ripe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash avocados with a fork in a large bowl. Mix tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and lime juice into mashed avocados; season with salt and black pepper.

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  • Place avocado seeds in guacamole. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (44)

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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2013
This is a basic, traditional guacamole recipe with the additions of the ingredients I enjoy and the omission of those I don't. I cut the amounts of jalapeno and cilantro in half simply to suit our personal tastes and used yellow onions rather than the green. I wouldn't hesitate to refer to this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Yummy! This was smooth and creamy with just the right amount of flavor - nothing artificial, no jarred salas or other oddities to make it some sort of "creation". I cut the recipe in half to give it a try. I de-seeded the tomatoes, used one jalapeno, a few pinches of kosher salt, opted out of the black pepper and added a little more than 1/4 tsp. of cumin - it went great with warm tortilla chips and ice cold margaritas! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
This recipe is very much like my favorite Guacamole. The only change I make (for 8 avocados) I use 3 TBS finely minced red onions instead of green onions. I like the coarse texture of the "mashed" avocado so I use a large fork rather than a small one. If I'm making a large amount for a party I strain the juice from a couple of fresh lemons, put it in a spray bottle and lightly spray the interior of my bowl and the top surface of the piled on Guacamole. I have found that if you get too much lemon IN the Guacamole it changes the whole flavor, makes it taste lile "store bought". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
Spicy and fresh - this will be my go-to guacamole recipe from now on. All the flavors in this recipe were perfectly proportioned for our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2014
Love this!!!!! I already made my guacamole the exact same way. The only difference is I don't measure my ingredients I eyeball them & taste as I go that's how my abuelo made his famous salsa so that's how make my guac! These ingredients are all you need! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2012
Everything I love in my guacamole! I reduced the recipe to use 2 avocados & it made a huge portion- I think using 8 would feed a big group. I like more garlic & think next time I would use 1 more avocado per reduced portions of everything else. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
The first time I made this, I wussed out and used less limes, jalapenos, and salt/pepper than called for. It was alright but lacking a punch. The next day I repeated exactly as written and it was bangin! I don't like a mouthful of hot but this had a great amount of flavor without being overdone. Fresh cilantro is not to be overlooked, in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
This was great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2015
Quick and easy. I also added a little white vinegar and olive oil gave it a little kick. Read More
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