Five-Ingredient Oscar-Worthy Guacamole

Updated on February 3, 2018
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You've Never Tasted Guacamole This Good

When it comes to guacamole, I learned from an expert.

While living in southern New Mexico in the mid-1990s, my best friend was a native from a long line of New-Mexican chili farmers. Wow could she cook. Chili rellenos, posole, green chili enchiladas, and the best guacamole I had ever tasted. It's no wonder. Her grandfather was a third-generation chili farmer, and she knew her way around the kitchen.

But it was her guacamole that had me captivated. Rich, creamy, and so flavorful. I kept asking her what the secret ingredient was, but she would just smile, shake her head and say, "Nope, easiest thing in the world, only five ingredients."

The Five Things You'll Need For Great Guac

The Molcajete. The Original Way to Make Guacamole


What is it about guacamole? When you're a kid--anything mushy and green seems way too disgusting to even consider. Then one day, you're at a super bowl party and everyone is gathered around this huge bowl of yummy, creamy guacamole. Boom, you're hooked.

So where did this fabulous concoction actually come from? I decided to do a little digging.

Guacamole originated in the fifteenth century by the Aztecs. They believed the avocado was an aphrodisiac and prepared the "avocado spread" with ingredients very similar to the versions you find today. The avocado soon came to the new world and was very popular with the Spaniards.

Originally, guacamole was made with a molcajete. My version only requires a bowl and a potato masher.

Oscar Worthy Guacamole

  • 6-8 avocados
  • half of a medium red onion
  • 1-2 jalapenos, depending on spice level you like-leave seeds in or take them out or add just some!
  • 2 chopped roma tomatoes, I like to take the pulp out
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt, I usually add a little more--taste as you go!
  1. Cut your avocados lengthwise, scoop them out and save at least two of the pits.
  2. Mash the avocados with a potato masher in a large bowl.
  3. Chop red onions and jalapeno in a mini chopper or by hand. (Wear rubber gloves and be sure to not touch your eyes!)
  4. Chop up tomatoes, I like to take the pulp out of them to keep the guacamole from getting mushy.
  5. Throw the onions, jalapeno and tomatoes in the bowl with the avocados. Add one tablespoon of kosher salt . Mix well and taste with a chip to test the salt levels. Adjust as needed.
  6. Put pits back in guacamole to keep it from browning and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Taste again before serving to check salt, heat levels. If it's too hot or salty--you can always add more avocados!

1.Cut Your Avocados Lengthwise

Easiest Way to Scoop Out Avocados

When you cut avocados lengthwise, they become very easy to scoop out with a spoon. But don't throw away the pits! Putting the pit back into the guacamole when you refrigerate it keeps your guac from turning brown!

2. Mash Away-as Smooth or Chunky as You Like it

3. Throw Your Red Onion, Jalapeño and Tomato in a Mini Chopper

4. Adjust Your Spice Levels

When you chop that jalapeño, keep this in mind: The seeds are what makes a jalapeño spicy. Now I love guacamole with a kick so I leave it all in. But you can choose to take the seeds out, or just add part of them. The great thing about this recipe is that you can always adjust at the end. If it's too spicy or you over salted-just add more avocado.

If you are hand chopping the jalapeño wear rubber gloves and be sure not to touch your eyes.

5. Stir it Together With a Generous Dose of Kosher Salt

The salt is what makes it, honestly. If you don't like a lot of salt that's fine, but you should add some to bring out the flavor. You can adjust the salt level after the guacamole has been in the refrigerator 30 minutes. By then, the flavor will have reached its peak. And be sure to try it with a chip--that will add salt to the bite as well!

6. Put Your Pits Back in, Cover The Bowl And Let it Chill For at Least 30 Minutes

An Interesting Take on Making Guacamole

Would You Eat Guacamole While Watching The Oscars?

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      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thanks so much Au Fait! And yes, it'll work whether you watch the Oscars or not! Too funny! Thanks

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        C E Clark 

        4 years ago from North Texas

        Have to say I would never eat this stuff watching the Oscars -- because I never watch the Oscars, but otherwise, minus the jalepeño, it sounds great. Just like the guacamole I have always loved. Wish I had some right now! It looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

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        Devika Primić 

        4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Great idea for this recipe. I liked it and rated 5. A special way and looks so tasty!

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thanks so much Sunshine625! I'm glad you wanted to share my hub..and also happy you found me because I found you as well! You have some really interesting hubs!

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thanks so much Rebecca..Let me know how it turns out!

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        4 years ago from Orlando, FL

        For some reason I thought I didn't like avocados or guacamole until one day my daughter said just try it Mom! I did and now I enjoy both! Go figure...I'm sharing your recipe with her :)

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        I love avocados...they are so good and good for you. This sounds like the PERFECT Guacamole recipe. I will try it!

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        I hope they love it @Sylvestermouse!

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

        4 years ago from United States

        My husband and son love guacamole, but I have never personally made it. Thank you for the recipe and directions. It would be fun to surprise them with homemade guacamole.

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        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I have had an amazing day so I think you were right about the angels!! Best, Tami

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        Patricia Scott 

        4 years ago from sunny Florida

        O yes...thanks for this lovely recipe. I love love guacamole and have made it. I will give your recipe a try too!!

        Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        @purpleone.. I agree! I have one child that hates cilantro but I can do that when she's not around!

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        4 years ago from Canada

        I make it almost this way but add cilantro too. Soooo good!

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thanks Carb Diva..If you try this one I would love your feedback--as one foodie to another!

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        Linda Lum 

        4 years ago from Washington State, USA

        Love guacamole. And it's not just for dipping--we put it on our hamburgers and scrambled eggs too. Thanks for a great hub.

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        Thanks so much Glimmer Twin Fan! Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        4 years ago

        Oh this looks yummy! I love guacamole and right now there seem to be lots of avocados in the store! Nice recipe.

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        4 years ago

        It looks mushy. But it's super ingredients especially avocado makes it tempting. I never listen or try this recipe before but now i will try it. Thanks for sharing

      • Tamirogers profile imageAUTHOR

        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        You too!! And it is wonderful..I haven't had this much fun writing in years!

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        Linda Rogers 

        4 years ago from Minnesota

        Isn't it great though to have such a cool community of writer friends. It's one of the best things I've done for myself. So glad were following each other on the other sites now too. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.

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        Tami Rogers 

        4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        You are such a doll my last name twin! I am now following you on Twitter and Pinterest as well! I love this Hub community and all the friends I'm making!

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        Linda Rogers 

        4 years ago from Minnesota

        Hi Tami-I love love love a good Guacamole recipe. This sounds so delish! and it sounds like you get it from a good source. How cool that you use to live in New Mexico. I love eating any type of Mexican food or appetizer. I am sharing this all over including pinning it. Hope all is well my new hub friend.


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