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

30 mins
30 mins
1 hr
16 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 5 stars
This was great!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick and easy. I also added a little white vinegar and olive oil gave it a little kick. Read More