Guacamole Recipe – How to Make the Best Guacamole

In this article, we will give information about how to make a guacamole recipe. So read this article till the end to know about easy guacamole recipes.

Living in Bangalore and Goa decades ago, I used to see avocados in the markets but didn’t know what to do with them. So they wouldn’t make it into my vegetable groceries until I was re-introduced to this wonderful fruit when a friend made the simplest guacamole recipe ever.

We liked his version of the Guacamole recipe. Since then I’ve been experimenting with guacamole and finally, came upon this version we love at home. Much richer and better in flavor than my friend’s version that introduced us to guacamole.

The guacamole recipe that I’ve been making for decades is very easy and has fresh ingredients.

What is guacamole?

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip or spread that originated in Mexico. It is usually made with mashed avocado and lime juice, then seasoned with salt and coriander. Guacamole often contains tomatoes and onions.

Guacamole Recipe

How to make Guacamole Recipe

1. First fine chop 1 small onion, 1 small tomato, 1 small clove of garlic, 1 to 2 serrano chilies or jalapeno chilies or green chilies, and coriander leaves.

You need ¼ cup finely chopped onion, ¼ cup finely chopped tomato, and 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. Garlic is optional and can be omitted.

Chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, serrano peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro on a chopping board

2. Take all these chopped ingredients in a mixing bowl. Keep aside.

Put chopped onions, tomatoes, chilies, coriander leaves, and garlic in a mixing bowl

3. Take a ripe avocado and cut it horizontally or vertically into two equal halves.

While slicing the avocado down the middle, keep moving the knife in a circular motion so that you get two halves of the avocado.

Note that you will feel resistance from the seed inside when cutting.

4. So now you have two avocado halves. Take out the seeds with a spoon. Now you can scoop out the avocado pulp with a spoon.

You can slice or slice an avocado directly into the fruit with a knife, but be careful when doing so.

5. I scoop out the flesh of the avocados and then place them on a chopping board. You can also pour the ripe avocado pulp directly into the mixing bowl.

6. Then cut them.

7. Place the sliced avocado in a mixing bowl.

8. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice or add as required.

9. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.

10. Finally, add salt to taste and ¼ tsp crushed black peppercorns or ground black pepper.

You can also add a pinch of red chili instead of black pepper. You can also use kosher salt, ground sea salt, or black salt.

The black salt tastes really nice with a hint of sulfur and the guacamole tastes almost like eggs.

11. Mix well. Mash the avocado while mixing. Check the taste and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if necessary.

12. Serve this great guacamole with toast, tortilla chips, and nachos, or with a burrito or quesadilla. You can garnish with some coriander leaves while serving.


  • 1 avocado – ripened
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions or 1 small onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes or 1 small tomato – optional
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon finely chopped serrano peppers or green chilies or jalapeño pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove – finely chopped or minced – optional
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper or ground black pepper – add as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or add as required
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt as required – can use rock salt, black salt, kosher salt, or crushed sea salt
  • a few coriander leaves – for garnish, optional


  • Cut the avocado into two equal parts. Take out the cooked pulp with a spoon.
  • Mix it with the rest of the chopped ingredients, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Add spices – salt and freshly ground black pepper. You can also grate the flesh of the avocado and then mix it with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mash the avocado while mixing.
  • Serve this great guacamole with toast, tortilla chips, and nachos, or with a burrito or quesadilla. You can garnish with some coriander leaves while serving.
  • Optional Ingredients: You can omit the tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil in the recipe.
  • Avocado: Always use ripe avocados. If the avocados are not ripe, cover them with paper towels or brown paper and leave them on the kitchen counter for a few days until they ripen.
  • Some more crunch: You can add 1 small to medium-sized cucumber and 1 small bell pepper.
  • Substitution: Instead of coriander, you can add fresh parsley. If you don’t have fresh herbs, substitute them with dried parsley or basil.
  • Cumin: You can also add a little ground cumin to the guacamole.
  • Servings: The recipe serves 2 and can be easily scaled up by increasing or decreasing the ingredients.
  • Ground Chili: You can add black pepper or cayenne pepper. You can also add sweet paprika or smoked paprika.
  • Salt: Use your favorite salt. I like to add rock salt, Himalayan pink salt, or rock salt – alone or in combination.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • Calories:262
  • Fat:22g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Protein: 4g

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 262
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11g
  • Total Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin C: 26mg
  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 866mg

Health Benefits Guacamole

Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip made primarily of avocado, along with other ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, onions, and tomatoes. This delicious and versatile dip offers many health benefits, including:

  • Good source of healthy fats: Avocados are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Rich in fiber: Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber, which can aid digestion and promote feelings of fullness, which leads to better appetite control.
  • High in vitamins and minerals: Avocados contain vitamins C, E, and K as well as potassium, magnesium, and folate, which are essential for maintaining good health.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Ingredients in guacamole, especially avocados, and garlic, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
  • May Improve Vision: Avocados are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for maintaining healthy vision and reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  • May aid weight loss: The high fiber and healthy fat content in avocados may help you feel full and satisfied, potentially leading to lower calorie intake and weight loss.

Overall, guacamole is a healthy and delicious addition to any diet, providing a variety of health benefits that make it a nutritious option for a snack or mealtime snack.

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