How to Make Delicious Guacamole at Home

Updated on July 7, 2020
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Liza is a homemaker who loves baking and cooking. She also enjoys collecting postcards from friends all over the world.

My best homemade guacamole.
My best homemade guacamole.

Best Homemade Guacamole

Growing up in Malaysia, I didn't experience guacamole until after I moved to the United States. When I did finally try it, I fell in love. Not only is it yummy, but it's super healthy and easy to make at home.

My favorite recipe includes fresh avocado, onion, cilantro, garlic, lemon, and lime. To make it extra special, I like to add serrano and habanero peppers to bring out the spicy flavors.

Guacamole is often served as a dip with tortilla chips. However, there are a million other ways to enjoy it, as well. For instance, it's perfect on toast, burgers, tacos, and nachos. Personally, I love it on toast. Yummy!

I think guacamole is a perfect treat to share while hanging out with family or friends. Why not impress them with this tasty and healthy dip? You'll be amazed by how easy and delicious it is.

Let's see the full ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6-7 small tomatoes, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 green serrano pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 habanero pepper, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped onion, garlic, cilantro leaves, serrano, and habanero pepper.
  2. Scoop the avocado with a large spoon and add it to the mixture.
  3. Mash the avocados to your desired consistency by using a fork or potato masher.
  4. Add the lime and lemon juice. Give the mixture a quick stir with a spoon.
  5. Add the ground cayenne, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Check for taste.
  6. Combine the diced tomatoes in the avocado and stir until it's well-combined.
  7. Transfer the guacamole into a dipping bowl and serve immediately with tortilla chips.
  8. Enjoy!

Note: To store guacamole, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to two days before serving.

Photo Guide

Three ripe avocados, pitted.
Three ripe avocados, pitted.
In a large bowl, combine the chopped garlic, onion, cilantro leaves, serrano, and habanero pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the chopped garlic, onion, cilantro leaves, serrano, and habanero pepper.
Scoop out the avocado with a large spoon and combine into the bowl.
Scoop out the avocado with a large spoon and combine into the bowl.
Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of lime juice into the mixture.
Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of lime juice into the mixture.
Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the mixture.
Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the mixture.
Mash the avocado with a potato masher or fork.
Mash the avocado with a potato masher or fork.
Add salt and pepper.
Add salt and pepper.
Add ground cayenne pepper (optional).
Add ground cayenne pepper (optional).
Combine the diced tomatoes to the mixture.
Combine the diced tomatoes to the mixture.
Voila, the guacamole is done!
Voila, the guacamole is done!
Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
Best homemade guacamole perfect for a weekend treat!
Best homemade guacamole perfect for a weekend treat!

© 2020 Liza

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    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      You're welcome.

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      Md Akbar Ali 

      3 weeks ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Thank you for the instant replay. It's so kind of you. Surely, I'll try soon and inform you.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Hi Md Akhbar, thank you for your kind comment. I'm glad to hear that. Therefore, you should try this yummy guacamole recipe, it's very addictive but, don't worry it's healthy!

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      Md Akbar Ali 

      3 weeks ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Hello Liza, your articles make me feel hungry! I will try some of the recipes at home.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Hi Thelma, you're welcome. I had my first guacamole after I moved to the US. Aah yea, perhaps you never tried it so, you don't know if you like it or not. I hope you will try the recipe. Thank you for commenting.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 weeks ago from Germany and Philippines

      I have heard a lot about guacamole but I have not tried it yet though I love eating an avocado. There are ingredients in making guacamole that I don´t like maybe that is why I have not tried it, yet. I would love to try it but without onion and cilantro. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Store-bought guacamole is quite expensive here. We usually ended spending more than when we make guacamole at home. Yes, this homemade guacamole is one of the best, Linda. It's delicious and healthy too.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I like the guacamole that I buy in stores. I'm sure I'd like your homemade version better. It looks very appetizing. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Liza.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      I aware of avocado before moving here but, never really eat it. My husband introduced me to guacamole. So, now, I'm a huge fan of avocado :) My homemade guacamole is super easy and yes, it was delicious, Peggy. It was addicting :)

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Thank you, Danny. Guacamole is one of the best dips for chips and tasty spreads for toast! Maybe you should make it. No doubt, it was delicious and very healthy :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      We love eating avocados and have some that are ripening right now. Your guacamole recipe sounds delicious. Sometimes I just mash the avocados and add Picante sauce to it for a quick version.

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      Danny 

      3 weeks ago from India

      Well presented Liza. I have never tried it, but the way you have displayed the ingredients looks tempting.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Hi Kyriaki, reading your comments have put me into great energy this Monday morning :)

      I'm happy to hear that the orange chicken recipe turned out well! Actually, that's my husband's favorite :)

      The guacamole was delicious! We ate it all last weekend :) Yea, the recipe is simple, and I bet everyone can do it.

      Feel free to try any recipes that I've shared here, Kyriaki.

      Have a great day!

    • Kyriaki Chatzi profile image

      Kyriaki Chatzi 

      3 weeks ago

      Hey, Liza. Hope you're doing great!

      First, let me start by saying that I gave your orange chicken recipe a go and it tasted p-h-e-n-o-m-e-n-a-l.

      Can't wait to move onto the mile cupcakes now!

      So, regarding the guacamole:

      a) Your pics look great

      b) The recipe seems super easy (which is always a plus in my book), and

      c) I'll definitely add it to next week's snack rotation.

      To put it in a nutshell, I can't wait to try more of your recipes, Liza! Have a great week!

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