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A blue glass bowl filled with guacamole and a chip stuck inside with a bowl of tortilla chips.
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How To Make Guacamole

Make Guacamole using a regular bowl or molcajete (traditional Mexican cooking tool) plus avocado recipes and tips to prevent browning. This is the BEST authentic guacamole recipe. Scoop with crunchy tortilla chips or enjoy in tacos, on enchiladas, and taquitos!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dips, & Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole, guacamole recipe, homemade guacamole
Servings: 10
Calories: 35kcal


  • 1 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion red onion or sweet onion
  • 8 drops Tabasco
  • ½ seeded and diced tomato
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Slice around the avocado the long way around the seed. Carefully tap the avocado with a sharp blade and pop the seed out. Slice into long rows (use a butter knife and not a sharp knife) and then across and into cubes. Scoop out the avocado into a bowl or Molcajete. The small pieces are a little easier to mash into guacamole.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado
  • Grate the onion into the bowl, this helps even out the strong onion heat.
  • Add diced tomatoes, seeds removed.
  • Add Tabasco hot sauce.
  • Add sea salt, cracked pepper and garlic powder.
  • Mash with a fork or in the Molcajete until chunky.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and drinks.



ripe avocados

You can make avocados ripen faster by placing unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for two to three days on the counter. Avocados are ripe when they press in slightly when gently pressed.

making guacamole

In a regular bowl and two forks, or use a traditional Mexican molcajete to make and serve your guacamole in, or a bright colored bowl.

keep guacamole green

Squeeze lemon/lime juice over the guacamole to form a layer from the air which will turn it brown. Then, cover the dish with plastic wrap, push the wrap, so it is in contact with the guacamole, and refrigerate.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg