The Definitive Guacamole Recipe

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Total Time: 10 min

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If there’s one thing we know in life, it’s how much we love guacamole. It’s undeniable, no matter how you scoop it: with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, as a burger fixing or straight out of the molcajete. But finding that perfect guacamole recipe should basically be a professional sport. (How much lime is really enough lime? And are you supposed to sprinkle in red onion or red-pepper flakes?) We’re here to set the record straight. Behold the definitive recipe for the best guacamole you’ll ever taste.

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Serves: 6

1/2 white onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste 3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced 2 limes, juiced 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and minced, (if you want more heat, leave seeds in) 1 tomato, medium, minced 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the onion with the garlic and salt to combine. Use a fork to mash the mixture slightly to release the flavors and soften the texture.
  2. Add the avocados and lime juice, and mash the mixture until the ingredients are combined but still coarse. There should still be big chunks of avocado in it.
  3. Stir in the jalapeño, tomato and cilantro, and mix to combine. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with baked chips, fresh vegetables tortilla chips or sweet potato fries.

Beverage Pairing: Lemonade or ice tea.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

California Avocados can be used as a substitute for butter. Learn about avocados and dietary guidelines for Americans.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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