Best Ever Guacamole Recipe

Everyone has opinions about guac. Some, like us, like it simple. We prefer to let the flavor of our avo’s shine. Others like to go crazy on the mix-ins: spices, tomatoes, garlic, etc. If that’s your thing, this guacamole is the perfect jumping off point. Add whatever you like! Just don’t forget the corn chips. 😁

Can I make this guacamole in a food processor?

Totally! We prefer a chunkier guac, so we like to mash everything together by hand. If you prefer smooth guac, the food processor is perfect. If you still like a little texture, try pulsing the mixture and check frequently to make sure it’s not getting too smooth.

Can I make this guacamole in advance?

Like most dishes made with avocado, the fresher the better. However, if you’d like to prepare the guacamole ahead of time, press a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the surface of your guacamole so that no air is touching the dip. Secure with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

How do I ripen my avocados faster?

We find placing unripe avocados in a paper bag with an apple does the trick! Make sure to roll up the top of the paper bag, and keep at room temperature. They should be noticeably softer in 12 hours!

I don’t like fresh jalapeños, what can I use instead?

If you don’t like messing with fresh jalapeños (we don’t blame you!) pickled jalapeños are a great alternative. If you want to leave out the peppers entirely, a couple big pinches of crushed red pepper flakes, or a couple teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce are perfect additions to give your guac a kick.

Looking for more fun ways to use avocado? Try our avocado pudding,  it’s super decadent and insanely delicious.

INGREDIENTS
avocados, pitted

Juice of 2 limes

1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
small jalapeño (seeded if you prefer less heat), minced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine avocados, lime juice, cilantro, onion, jalapeño and salt.
  2. Stir, then slowly turn the bowl as you run a fork through the avocados (this will ensure the mixture stays chunky). Once it’s reached your desired consistency, season with more salt if needed. Garnish with more cilantro before serving.