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How to Make the Best Guacamole Ever!

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Follow these seven essential tips to make this easy and delicious guacamole recipe in about 5 minutes. It will be the best ever!

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The Best Ever Guacamole

There are a few secrets to making the best ever guacamole, and in my recipe video, I share seven tips with you so your guacamole will be perfect every time.

The basic guacamole recipe has a delightful mix of avocados, lime juice, and salt. That’s it! It couldn’t be simpler or tastier!

Now, even though your guacamole can be kept very simple with those three ingredients, many recipes often call for a few additions, which I certainly include.

Top Guacamole Tips

The first and most important tip for making the best ever guacamole is to start with Hass Avocados. This variety of avocados is higher in fat than other avocados and will give your guacamole that distinctive creamy mouthfeel that we all love.

The second tip is to be generous when it comes to adding salt and lime juice. You don’t want to go lightly. Both ingredients are key to helping cut through some of the richness of the avocado while boosting the flavor but still maintaining the guacamole’s luscious creaminess.

Be sure to watch the recipe video to learn all seven tips so that you can make the best guacamole ever. It’ll be the star of the show of your next Tex-Mex or Mexican cuisine meal!

Should Guacamole Contain Tomatoes?

If you’ve made guacamole in the past, did you add tomatoes? Some recipes will call for tomatoes, and others will not. I wondered why, so I did a little research.

It turns out that some chefs—and I guess home cooks too—like the idea of adding tomato to their guacamole to make it a one-stop-shop, so to speak, that takes care of serving guacamole and pico de gallo separately.

But in our home, everyone likes their “guac” without tomatoes and their pico de gallo without avocado! 😉 How about you? I’d love to hear how you like your guacamole in the comments below.

Should Guacamole Contain Cilantro?

Cilantro is one of those herbs that has a love-hate relationship among many of us. Some of us love it, and some of us can’t stand it! How can that be?

It turns out that some of us are genetically programmed not to like cilantro. Sadly, it tastes like soap to us. How about that! But those folks who love cilantro find it to be one of the tastiest herbs on the planet!

Since I fall into the “soap” category, I leave the cilantro out of our guacamole. How about you? Do you like to add it in or leave it out?

Or have you been known to substitute cilantro in recipes with Italian flat-leaf parsley? (You know that the Italian in me has done that!)

More Tex-Mex Recipes

If you love guacamole, you’ll want to add more Tex-Mex or Mexican cuisine treats to your table. So be sure to try making homemade salsa. And take it one step further and ferment it for a delicious probiotic-rich condiment.

In the videos below, I show you how to make fermented salsa and fermented hot sauce in step-by-step tutorials.

When I first moved to Texas, I was introduced to many Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine specialties, including guacamole. However, a regional dish that really surprised me was pinto beans.

They looked a bit on the soupy (dare I say watery) side, and I wondered if they would be tasty. Well, boy oh boy, was I pleasantly surprised. Yes, pinto beans are certainly nutritious, and they are definitely delicious!

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The Best Ever Guacamole

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
You can create this deliciously simple guacamole in about 5 minutes.


  • Medium sized bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Potato masher, or two forks or knives


  • 3 large Hass avocados
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice I used the juice from two limes.
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 piece White onion, minced I used one white bulb onion. (See video.)
  • 1 Serrano pepper, minced I removed the seeds and membrane for less spice.
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Plum tomato, optional If you add a tomato, you will need to seed it and dice it.
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Cilantro, optional If you use cilantro, you will want to either rough chop it or finely chop it depending on the texture of your guacamole.


  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
  • Remove each half of avocado from its skin and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Pour the lime juice and salt over the avocado and mash the mixture to the consistency of your liking. (See the recipe video for the consistency I use.) Be sure to avoid over mashing the avocado to the consistency of baby food. You want the guacamole to have some texture to it.
  • Once you reach the mashed consistency of your liking, add the onion, pepper, and garlic to the avocado mixture and stir until the additions are completely combined.
  • Transfer the guacamole to a bowl and serve with tortilla chips.
  • If you are making the guacamole in advance, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, first, press a piece of plastic wrap on top of the guacamole to prevent browning.
  • When sealed well, your guacamole will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3-4 months.



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As I describe in the recipe post and video, adding tomatoes or cilantro to guacamole can be controversial, but feel free to make your guacamole however you’d enjoy it.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Guacamole
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