My Favorite Guacamole Recipe

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this weekend, I’m publishing a few festive recipes. I just had to start out with this one – a good, high quality guacamole recipe. Somehow, some way, I didn’t already have a guacamole recipe on this site. I think it’s probably because it’s the type of thing that is more an ingredient list than a recipe. But for you fine folks, I developed a recipe. Later this week you’ll see this guacamole used my guacamole enchiladas recipe.

My favorite guacamole recipe

Let’s just jump right into it, shall we? Guacamole is one of my most favorite things on the planet. Avocados are one of life’s true pleasures. They’re creamy, versatile and delicious. They’re also very healthy. Did you know that avocados are rich in potassium, folic acid and Vitamin K? And they’re packed with fiber. Truly, a food we should all be eating more of.

Avocados are delicious and highly nutritious!

Some people might be intimidated by removing the pit and cleaning the avocado. Don’t be! But do be careful when you’re removing that pit. I take the middle of my very sharp chef’s knife and wedge it into the avocado pit. Twist slightly and it comes right out. Be very, very careful when doing this. I like the way The Kitchn shows people how to do it. Check it out if you’re inexperienced in removing avocado pits.

Clean avocados carefully! The pit can be stubborn.

If we take a look at the key ingredients, you’ll see some usual suspects. I like to keep my guacamole simple, but there are certain ingredients that must go in. I always use this mix of ingredients below. The only exception is sometimes instead of jalapeño, I’ll use a Serrano chili. Or I might use canned green chiles if I’m not feeling touching peppers. But otherwise, these are my mainstays.

Key Ingredients for making My Favorite Guacamole Recipe

I just had to show you these beautiful tomatoes from Whole Foods. Aren’t they gorgeous? But guess what? They weren’t all that tasty. Bland as cardboard. I can’t wait for Creole tomato season to be here so I can have really good tomatoes for the next two months. I’m not even sure why I bother with tomatoes otherwise. It’s sad that the flavor has been bred out of most tomatoes. Very sad indeed.

fresh lovely tomatoes

Anyway, the good part is that once the tomatoes are in the guacamole, I wasn’t able to tell that they were under-ripe. The guacamole just turned into an amalgamated bowl of goodness. That’s not something you hear every day, right? But check it out – it’s just so delicious and truly one of my favorite foods. While I wished I could have eaten this whole recipe when I made it, I had to save it for the surprise later this week. As I said, I think you’re gonna love it!

My Favorite Guacamole Recipe


Yield: 2.5 cups

My Favorite Guacamole Recipe

This guacamole recipe is packed with so many of my favroite delicious ingredients - avocado, tomato, cilantro, red onion, and more! It's sure to please any guacamole lover.


  • 4 avocados, pits and skin removed
  • 1 tomato, rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed beforehand
  • 1 lime, zest and juice


  1. First add the avocado to a mixing bowl and break apart until slightly creamy and all large chunks are broken down.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well until combined.
  3. Chill in an air tight container for up to a day. Best used the day it's made.

Prep:15 minutes

Total:15 minutes

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