Our Favorite Guacamole Recipe

  • Everyone has to have a great guacamole recipe in their arsenal. Our favorite guacamole recipe is full of creaminess, tang, and bite! You will LOVE this version and always make batches of it to have on hand!

    I feel like having a REALLY good guacamole recipe in your arsenal is key. You will always need it because you will be invited to potlucks, game days, picnics, etc. and additionally, you will likely be at the hosting end and a really good guacamole recipe is always welcomed at the dips and appetizer table.

    Most of you probably already have a recipe you use but I just realized that I personally haven’t shared our favorite guacamole recipe on the blog yet.

    We love ours pretty “plain” (as far as ingredient list goes) but the key is the lime juice. The tanginess along with the creaminess of the avocado and bite of the red onion is perfection!

    Whether or not you use it, make be sure you have delicious guacamole at your parties — always!

    Everyone has to have a great guacamole recipe in their arsenal. Our favorite guacamole recipe is full of creaminess, tang, and bite! You will LOVE this version and always make batches of it to have on hand!

    The key to GOOD guacamole is having the perfectly ripe avocados. I’m kind of a freak when it comes to picking out avocados to use for guacamole. I’m the crazy lady standing over the avocado crate and going through the pile and gently pressing on their skins with my thumb. If they give a little; I know they’re perfect. You don’t want them rock hard (you won’t be able to smash them!) and you don’t want them super soft — they’ll be brown!

    Also, I should say that all the “hacks” out there that get avocados to ripen quickly don’t work. I tried the whole wrapping the avocado in foil and putting it in the oven at a low temperature. It didn’t work for me and it just turned my avocado brown on the inside but it was still hard as a rock to slice. Weird, right?

    Everyone has to have a great guacamole recipe in their arsenal. Our favorite guacamole recipe is full of creaminess, tang, and bite! You will LOVE this version and always make batches of it to have on hand!

    Omg, and I’m going to admit something that some of you probably will think it’s gross.

    You know avocado toast? Well, we had leftover guacamole and it was about to go bad so I smeared it on toast and had guacamole toast for breakfast, hahaha

    Don’t knock it ’til you try it!

    But chips dipped in guacamole is fine too. It’s more normal and far more addicting ;)

    Our Favorite Guacamole Recipe
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    Our favorite way to make guacamole for a crowd!

    Servings: 4 -6
    Ingredients
    • 2 avocados, pit removed and scooped out of its shell
    • 1/4 cup red onion , finely chopped
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Kosher salt , to taste
    • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, add avocados, red onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper and mash together until desired consistency.

    2. Serve with chips!

    Recipe Notes

    I tend to like my guacamole more chunky so I don't mash it up as much but you can do it however you like!

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  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says:

    I’m pinning it! I love guacamole and want to have the best recipe :D

  • Toni in WA says:

    Sounds good and simple! Actually I too tried the soften the avocado in the oven and it worked for me. Took much longer than indicated but I kept checking them and was happy with the result.

  • Heather Christo says:

    I am always a fan of guacamole!! I could eat that whole bowl with a spoon!

  • Annie says:

    Love guacamole! It is so good and so simple to make!

  • Lana @ TravelSavvyGal says:

    Hi Julie, not sure if you’ve tried this before, but the only avocado-ripening trick that’s ever worked for me is 1-2 days before you want to use it, seal it in a bag with some bananas. Apparently the chemicals given off as the bananas ripen help to speed up the ripening of the avocado as well. It’s not immediate, but oh-so-helpful depending on what’s available at the supermarket.

    • Julie says:

      I haven’t tried it but I totally am going to try that next time! Thank you :)

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Guacamole is my favourite!

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health says:

    i do guac on toast all the time and i love it! lately i have been very unlucky with avocados and i have been just pissed about avocados in general. i think the right amount of lemon juice + good avocados make a huge difference.

  • Julie says:

    Looks delicious….I would have to add cilantro but I do remember you saying you’re not a cilantro fan! :) Oh…..my husband and I have guacamole toast frequently — so not gross at all!!

    • Julie says:

      Yes, you remembered correctly! I wish it didn’t taste like soap to me! Haha

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    It’s GUAC season and I’m so excited!!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Looks like the perfect guac!!

  • Maria says:

    We are obsessed with guacamole in our house…this looks like a winner!

  • Wanda says:

    Your guacamole looks so good! I love a good ripe avocado smeared on toast. Try topping it off with a fried egg!

  • Nicole Heiner says:

    Try it with a little splash of tequila and chopped green chiles ;) So good!

    • Julie says:

      Ha, love the way you think ;)

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