The Best Guacamole Recipe

by Amanda Hearn · 29 comments

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The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!I love guacamole. It’s delicious and amazing and so good for you…. and because avocado!

Avocados are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other awesome things that our bodies love. I love cubing an avocado for a snack, but making a bowl of yummy guac is nearly as easy, and oh so tasty!

After a little trial and error, I have landed on a super simple recipe that leaves me feeling happy and satisfied… every time. I love the simple flavors in this recipe. I really think it is the best guacamole recipe, and I hope you enjoy it too. Even my kids eat it up, which sort of sucks, because I hate to share — oldest child problems.

Before we get started, you’ll want to get out a fork, potato masher (a fork works too, but a masher makes it so much easier!), a dish to mix in, and a one to serve it up in. I like to use a flat bowl or casserole dish for mixing because the flat bottom is perfect for mashing.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Avocados*
  • Juice of 1/2 a Small Lime
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce

Making Guacmole

The first thing you want to do is finely chop your onion and cilantro. I use a good handful of cilantro, but you can do it to taste or leave it out if you aren’t a fan of cilantro – though I really think it adds a lot to the dish. Finely chopping is an important part, at least for my taste.

Next you’ll cut, pit and peel your avocados (You can see how I do that here.) Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use about 1/4 tsp of each.)

Juice your lime! Rinse your lime and then cut an end off, grab a fork, poke around a little and squeeze over your dish. You’ll want just half of the lime for this recipe. It’s so easy and then you can toss the rest of the lime into a cube with the other half of the onion and it’s ready for tomorrow’s guac!

The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!

It’s time to add the Tabasco! This doesn’t really make the guacamole spicy, but it does add good flavor. I give about eight “shakes” from the bottle. It looks like a lot, but really it’s not. You can always add more or less to suit your taste.

Next you’ll want to grab your masher and get to mashing. This part is quick, easy and fun. If you have a kiddo around, you can let them lick the masher when you’re done — or keep it for yourself.

The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!

Grab a bowl, dish up the guacamole and serve with your favorite chips! (I really love tortilla chips from Garden of Eatin’.)

Choosing an Avocado

When choosing an avocado you want to pick one that is firm, but gives a little when gentle pressure is applied. I like to hold the avocado in both hands and gently rotate it, applying *very gentle* pressure with my thumbs. I’m looking for a little give, but no soft spots. Rock solid isn’t ripe and won’t taste good – too soft and you’ll have a mushy avocado that may be stringy with brown spots.

It takes a little practice, but once you figure out that sweet spot you’ll have perfect avocados every time! And if all you can find are hard ones, let them sit out on the counter for a day or two and give them a feel. Once they’re ripe, toss them in the fridge where they may last that way for up to a week (or get to making guac!)

The Best Guacamole Recipe
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  1. 2 Ripe Avocados
  2. Juice of 1/2 a Lime
  3. 1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
  4. Cilantro (finely chopped)
  5. Salt
  6. Pepper
  7. Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
  1. Finely chop your onion and cilantro. (A handful of cilantro is good, but you can do it to suit your taste.)
  2. Cut, pit and peel your avocados.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use approx. 1/4 tsp of each.)
  4. Juice your lime. (Rinse, cut an end off, grab a fork, poke around a little and squeeze over your dish. You’ll want just half of the lime for this recipe.)
  5. Add eight “shakes” of Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.
  6. Mash & then dish it up!
  7. Share if you're feeling generous.
  1. I love this with Garden of Eatin's tortilla chips.
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Small Footprints July 1, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Oh I love the addition of the Tabasco … just the “zip” that guacamole needs. Thanks you for sharing this recipe … sounds like something perfect for outdoor entertaining!!

Amanda Hearn July 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. I played with a few methods before deciding on this one and it hasn’t let me down. It was a hit at a family event and we’ve been making it at least once a week for the house. The kids love it.

Ashley Randall July 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

This looks delicious – pinned it immediately! I can’t wait to try it. I agree with Small Footprints – the Tabasco seems like it’s the perfect addition.

Organic Skincare July 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

Tempting!! No more wait, its will be in todays dinner menu. Thanks a tone.

Tessa Gazi July 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Mmm, I’ll definitely give this a try as soon as I get avocados. The colors look really tempting, I bet it’s delicious. Thank you for sharing this!

Doris C January 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

This is exactly my recipe for Guac, except that I add one seeded, finely diced Roma tomato per avocado. Yum!

Teresa Hanan January 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

it’s a good recipe but it needs a little chopped fresh jalapenos and Cumin.

Mary Ellen March 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm

I added my recipe down below…I will have to try adding the jalapeno and especially Cumin…Thanks for suggestion !!

Laura January 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Yeah…it looks good. But I gotta admit the best guacamole recipe is the real Mexican recipe.

Tracey March 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Try adding a couple of dashes of cumin. Adds another zippy flavor.

Mary Ellen March 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

I, also am a great lover of guacamole…My recipe is a bit different from yours…I am one of those cooks who cook by observance. I don’t measure anything !!! Usually I use 2 avocados, either purple onion or the green tips of the scallions, a mashed clove of garlic, sliced and cubed tomato, about 2 splashes of lime juice, a dash of cayenne pepper, sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste, fresh cut parsley and cilantro (I cut mine with scissors). Mine is a little more work but I believe it’s well worth it !!! I am going to try yours tonight !!!

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Andrea April 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Thank you for sharing. I have incorporated Guacamole into my diet and was looking for something simple. I like to mix mine with tuna or chicken and wrap in Romaine lettuce and don’t feel guilty of what I ate.

Amanda Hearn April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

I hope you love it as much as we do 🙂 And tuna is such a great compliment to avocado. I sometimes just dice one up, toss it in a bowl and then pour a can of tuna over it (drained). A little salt and pepper, and it’s a yummy (and filling) snack. Wrapping them in Romaine sounds great.

Maureen August 8, 2015 at 1:36 am

Looks delicious. I usually add a tomato too, especially in the summer when they’re so flavorful.

Dana L August 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Sounds really good. I admit I’m lazy, I usually mash up my avocados and pour on my current favorite salsa.

Beth Rees January 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Oh, I love avocados! I love guacamole even more! I love the added tabisco! Always need a little extra kick. I can’t wait to try this out.

Loni April 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

This turned out soooo good! I love how simple it is (although I can never get the onion minced up as small as I want it).

Also, I learned that a good way to pick an avocado is to pop out the little nub at the top from where it was plucked from the tree. If it’s green under the nub, then it’s a perfect avocado. If it’s brown, it’s too ripe! It works every time for me!

Thanks so much for the recipe!

TB June 6, 2016 at 8:02 am

This was really good. So glad I found your recipe.

Amanda Hearn June 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks!

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