Classic Guacamole Recipe

This is the best recipe for classic guacamole that I have tried so far!  Very easy to make and great flavor with a little bit of a kick.  Make extra for a popular party appetizer!
This is the best recipe for classic guacamole that I have tried so far!  Very easy to make and great flavor with a little bit of a kick.  Make extra for a popular party appetizer or for Cinco de Mayo!
Mr. Wishes and I are guacamole ADDICTS.  Fresh avocados and recipes with avocados in them are one of my favorite things in the world – so full of flavor.  Sometimes I like to even eat them on their own or sprinkled with a bit of salt.  I think I crave homemade guacamole more than any other snack food.  I have these moments periodically where I just need some fresh classic guacamole in my life and nothing else will do.  Of course, those times are when I’m sitting in my pajamas at home and have no ripe avocados in the house.  There have been times when I made a special trip to the grocery store just to pick some up.  Normally, I never make my guacamole the same way twice, but last time I made it I used this method and actually wrote it down for once in my life. 
You will love this classic guacamole recipe!  It is so easy to make and has great flavor.  The color is pretty, also!   I have used both white onion and red onion in guacamole before and find that I very much prefer the red onion.  I like to keep it simple when it comes to guacamole because it actually ends up tasting even better in the end.
Note:  Tossing the avocados in the lime juice really keeps the finished product from turning brown as quickly.
Now is officially one of those times that I am craving guacamole….welp, I suppose off to the store now!  Make sure you check out my recipe for Mango Guacamole when you get a chance.  Enjoy!
Classic Guacamole
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Serves: 5-6
This is the best recipe for guacamole that I have tried so far! Very easy to make, great flavor with a little bit of a kick, and a popular party appetizer!
  • 4 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin, optional (for a kick)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne, optional (for a kick)
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced (can leave out, sometimes I do)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat.
  2. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated.
  3. Using a potato masher or fork add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash.
  4. Fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. L
  6. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour for flavors to marry and then serve.
Putting the pit in a bowl and covering it with guacamole keeps it from oxidizing - press plastic wrap onto top of guacamole until ready to serve.
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35 Responses to “Classic Guacamole Recipe”

  1. April 25, 2014 at 7:33 AM #

    Guac might be my favorite food ever (as I type this I’m eating avocado toast for breakfast, haha). This looks so good!!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

      I’m glad I’m in good company! 😉

  2. April 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM #

    Fellow guacamole addict here! That looks great!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM #

      Thanks Rebecca!!

  3. April 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM #

    We eat so much guac too it’s not even funny. I just get lazy most of the time and just mash the avocado with lime. I love all the spice additions you made to your guac. Makes it so much better!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM #

      Sometimes I do that too!!

  4. April 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM #

    Guac is definitely AMAZING. I think I could add it to just about anything and everything and it would taste fantastic.

  5. April 25, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    Guacamole is the best! I always have a small army of avocados on hand in case the mood strikes me!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM #

      You are smart!! Lol

  6. April 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM #

    I never used to like avocados until I became an adult. I need to make up for lost time and eat this now. Your guacamole sounds like it would taste heavenly on a sandwich!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM #

      I also used to not like them!

  7. April 25, 2014 at 2:34 PM #

    Looks great! I never thought of avocado as being really seasonal but they are tasting amazing right now, which is perfect timing.

  8. April 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM #

    I love a classic guacamole recipe. I could eat the avocados by themselves too 🙂

  9. April 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM #

    You can’t go wrong with a classic. Looks so good!

  10. April 25, 2014 at 6:18 PM #

    I love a good classic guacamole. I see those bags of five or six at costco and think I want them, but the timing of when they are ripe enough always gets me. One day unripe, the next overripe. So, I just get them as I need for that day.

    • April 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM #

      Yes! Timing is everything!

  11. April 25, 2014 at 7:41 PM #

    I totally agree about the avocados — they have to be perfectly ripe, though! A day too early and their not smooth enough; a day too late and they’re mushy.
    Looks like your avocados were right on time!! I love homemade Guac 🙂

    • April 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM #

      I agree with that! That’s why picking them out can be frustrating !

  12. April 25, 2014 at 8:59 PM #

    I didn’t start to eat avocados until last year I think. But now I love them! Love this guacamole!

    • April 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM #

      I got started on them late too!

  13. April 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

    Ashley this looks so amazing. I love a good guacamole, this one is sheer perfection.

  14. April 25, 2014 at 11:38 PM #

    I am not an addict yet but I am learning to like guacamole! Looks great!

  15. April 26, 2014 at 12:05 AM #

    Yes, yes, yes to guacamole but I’ll need my own bowl please.

  16. April 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM #

    We are guac addicts too! I’m definitely pinning this because it made my mouth water the moment I saw it!

  17. April 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM #

    ooooh what a gorgeous guac!

  18. April 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    haha oh man we are definitely guacamole addicts at our house too! I can’t make it too often since we eat wayyyy too much in one sitting!! This looks awesome! And now I want some guacamole…

  19. April 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM #

    Can’t wait to try this out!

  20. April 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM #

    I LOVE avocado soooooo much! I would happily eat guacamole with almost any dish 🙂

  21. April 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM #

    always interested in other guacamole recipes! we’ll be posting one of ours in the near future!

  22. April 30, 2014 at 10:56 AM #

    Homemade guac is one of my go-to dinners! I love avocados and it’s so nice they are healthy and delicious!


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