Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’ve been known to whip up some damn good guacamole amongst my friends and family… some tell me it’s “the best homemade guacamole” they’ve ever had. So here she is folks! It’s seriously the best homemade guacamole. SO simple and SO tasty!

homemade guacamole in a wooden bowl served with tortilla chips

This post is sponsored by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

When it comes to making a delicious, crowd pleasing guacamole, it’s all about the fresh ingredients and with the addition of ground cumin to add warmth to it and the lime for some tang… BAM. It’s just perfect. I hate to be a guac snob but PLEASE you guys, do not buy those pre-packaged guacamoles for your party. It doesn’t stand a chance next to fresh, homemade guacamole! Just a little time spent chopping in your kitchen and your freshly made guacamole will be a big hit and that bowl will be empty in no time!

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I love serving mine with Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips for a paleo chip + guac fix, the lime flavor variety is my absolute favorite. If you’re doing a Whole30, make a big veggie platter with carrot and celery sticks, sliced radishes, broccoli florets, and any other veggie you can get your hands on. It will be a beautiful presentation and everyone will love it!

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Guacamole tips:

1) Pick the right avocado. You want ripe but not over-ripe Hass avocados, which are the larger grocery store variety with slightly bumpy skin. Look for avocados that yield a bit to a gentle squeeze, but avoid using avocados that are mushy or stringy on the inside.

If you have to choose between hard or mushy avocados, choose the hard ones and place them in a paper bag with a couple of bananas. The ethylene gas released by the bananas will ripen them up faster, but you still might have to wait overnight or up to a couple of days. If you come home with perfect avocados but won’t be turning them into guac right away, store them in the refrigerator to slow their ripening.

2) Texture is key. For the best texture, you want slightly chunky avocado and finely chopped onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Scoop the avocado into your bowl with a spoon.

You can mash the avocado easily and quickly with a pastry cutter, potato masher or large serving fork, but a regular fork will also work. Stop mashing when the guac is still a little chunky.

3) Get your lime-to-avocado ratio just right. In my opinion, about 2 teaspoons per mashed avocado is the perfect ratio for flavor and browning prevention. You might need a splash more if your avocados are particularly large.

4) Season sufficiently. Don’t be stingy with the salt; it’s amazing what another pinch can do to bring out guacamole’s best. I also added 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, which offers the perfect warmth and flavor and really ups the irresistibility factor.

5) Storage suggestion. Without any help, avocado flesh will turn brown when exposed to air. You can make guacamole last for several days by placing a hunk of onion on top of leftover guacamole. Yes, really! Then, cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap.

Onion works better than pressing plastic wrap against the surface of the guacamole or covering it with water and pouring it off later. (I know this because I’ve tried.) Conveniently, you’ll have half of one onion leftover from this recipe.

Onion is also the best way to keep leftover avocado good—just place an avocado halve in a container with a hunk of onion, seal it with a lid, and it’ll stay good for a couple of days. This trick works because onions contain sulfur, and sulfur prevents the avocado’s browning enzyme from interacting with the air.

guacamole in a wooden bowl served with tortilla chips and beer

The perfect guacamole pairing!

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chips dipped in guacamole and served with beer

Craving more Mexican dips and sauces to pair with this guacamole? I recommend:

Best Damn Salsa Ever!

Southwest Chicken Baked Hummus Dip

Best Fire Roasted Salsa

Corn Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Find more fun appetizer recipe inspiration here

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chips dipped in homemade guacamole and served in a wooden bowl

Watch the recipe video, below, to see just how easy this guacamole is to whip up!

homemade guacamole in a wooden bowl served with tortilla chips
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4.82 from 11 votes
Nutrition Facts
Best Homemade Guacamole
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.8g23%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.8g
Sodium 228.7mg10%
Potassium 571.9mg16%
Carbohydrates 12.5g4%
Fiber 7.2g30%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 2.5g5%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Best Homemade Guacamole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 

Fresh and flavorful homemade guacamole! So easy and so perfect!

Ingredients
  • 4 large ripe hass avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds and stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 ripe medium sized tomato, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (from about 1 ½ limes), or more if needed
Instructions
  1. Remove the seed from the avocado and using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocados into a shallow serving bowl, discarding any bruised, browned areas.

  2. Using a pastry cutter, potato masher, or fork, mash up the avocado until it reaches the consistency you like (I like mine to have some lumps).

  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the avocado. Stir to combine.

  4. Taste and add additional salt (I often add up to ½ teaspoon more), until the flavors really pop. If it needs more zip, add a little more lime juice (or, if it tastes too limey already, don’t worry—it will mellow out after a brief rest).

  5. Serve and enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

CHANGE IT UP: This guacamole is perfect as is, but if tomatoes aren't in season, simply omit the tomato. If you want to get crazy, try garnishing your guac with crumbled cotijah or feta cheese, chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce or sun-dried tomatoes, and/or toasted slivered almonds or pepitas.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS: Transfer the guacamole to a suitably sized container to reduce the surface area available for oxidizing (browning). Place a generous hunk or halve of onion on top and cover the container with plastic wrap. Leftovers will keep well, refrigerated, for about 3 days. Just remove the onion before serving. If the top turns light brown, just scoop off the browned bits and you should find bright green guacamole underneath.

Author: Kim
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: best homemade guacamole, easy guacamole, homemade guacamole

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