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How to Make Mexican Guacamole in Five Minutes


Of all the authentic Mexican dishes I learned how to make from my Litah, this guacamole is the simplest yet most versatile.

Mexican Guacamole

Mexican Guacamole

The Simplicity of a Great Guacamole Recipe

Of all the authentic Mexican dishes I learned how to make from my Litah, guacamole is the simplest, yet it is also one of the most versatile. The unique, mildly spicy flavor it brings to simple side dishes and appetizers like tortilla chips or quesadillas, along with how it can enrich the taste of main dishes like tacos and carne asada, cannot be duplicated by anything else.

And yet, sadly, there are so many awful versions out there that turn people away. If you have tried guacamole and decided you don’t like it, I highly encourage you to try again with this recipe. I have personally experienced having people who hate guacamole taste this recipe and change their minds.

Welcome. Let’s get started…

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

2 servings



  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 4 Tbsp diced Anaheim chili pepper (or 2 Tbsp of your favorite salsa)

Ingredient Variations

Guacamole is a versatile side dish. Try these variations:

  • dried oregano (about 1/4 tsp.)
  • lemon or lime juice
  • fresh tomatoes (diced small)
  • fresh lettuce (sliced very thin)

Ingredient Notes

  • In the truest and most authentic Mexican style, you would not add garlic salt and onion salt. Instead, you would use powder or simply add fresh ingredients. Because there is no cooking involved, the salts add the best flavor and are also much faster.
  • In order to keep guacamole from turning brown, many recipes add lemon juice. If the guacamole is going to sit out for a long time, this is a good idea, but I personally don't care for the way it changes the taste. If you're going to serve it right away, there is no need.

Instructions (With Video Time Stamps)

  1. Video Introduction (0:15): A brief overview of the joys of guacamole.
  2. Slice the Avocados into Quarters (2:17): Remove the stem before slicing. Slice avocado all the way through, then rotate the halves against one another to release one side from the pit. Remove the other with your knife.
  3. Peel the Avocado (3:40): Peel the skin off of the avocado quarters and put them all into a large bowl.
  4. Mash Avocado with Potato Masher (4:10): Create a smooth green paste by mashing the avocados with a potato masher.
  5. Mix in Spices with the Avocado (4:54): Add 1/4 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. onion salt, 1/4 tsp. chili powder, and 2 Tbsp. diced chili peppers.
  6. It's ready! (5:30): Enjoy authentic Mexican guacamole!
  7. Alternative Recipe (5:35): Presentation of an alternative recipe, identical to the one above except it uses your favorite salsa instead of chili peppers.

Video Instructions

The Many Uses of Authentic Mexican Guacamole

Guacamole UseNotes

Chip Dip

While guacamole with tortilla chips is an awesome addition to Mexican meals, it also goes great with sandwiches or hot dogs.

Burger Topping

Try a new twist on your favorite grilled burgers.

With Steak

A nicely grilled steak with Mexican chili and guacamole is an exceptional eating experience.

With Tacos

Guacamole transforms the flavor of any taco, enhancing it for the better.

With Tostadas

A tostada with a guacamole base is a fresh and simple way to enjoy almost any kind of leftover meat.

With Flautas (Taquitos)

Buy a box of frozen taquitos in the store. Make some guacamole. Dress them up and set them out at your next party--it's a real hit!

On Sandwiches

Guacamole makes a great addition to almost any sandwich. Adding avacado is good; adding guacamole is excellent.

With Quesadillas

Guacamole makes a marvelous dip for cheese, chicken or beef casadias.

With Nachos

Guacamole and nachos are very good friends. Get to know them together if you have not already.


Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on May 27, 2018:

I love Mexican food. ^_^

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on May 24, 2015:


His loss! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading.


Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on May 24, 2015:

Great! I love guacamole, and there's more for me, because my husband can't stand it. But it isn't the recipes' fault; he just does not like avocados to start with.

Voted up, ++ , starred, shared, and pinned.

SheilaMilne from Kent, UK on May 24, 2015:

Thank you for the helpful link. We tend not to find named peppers here so some guesswork is often involved, with interesting results. :) I know what to look for now.

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on May 23, 2015:

Sheila Milne,

Truly, this recipe remains a staple in my house to this day. Anaheim peppers come in a variety of heat levels, but most are fairly mild. They are grown here in the southwestern United States, so I'm unsure how difficult it might be to find them in the UK. One could easily replace them with some other kind of spicy pepper without affecting the flavor too much.

I hope you get the chance to enjoy it, and thank you for reading!


P.S. Here's a link to an informational page on Anaheim Peppers, in case you are interested in learning more: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/Anahei...

SheilaMilne from Kent, UK on May 23, 2015:

Looks delicious! What is Anaheim chili? Is it a type of chili pepper or a mixture of some sort? I'm guessing it's fairly mild since you add chili powder too.

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on November 10, 2014:


I'm pleased you like it! It's still a staple around here.


ubrish ali from Pakistan(Asia) on November 07, 2014:

Wow! just in five minutes.......amazing recipe is ready

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on August 14, 2014:




Natalie Flores-Henley from Las Vegas, Nevada on August 14, 2014:


Vivian Sudhir from Madurai, India on June 22, 2014:

Sure thing wayseeker, keep them rolling on.

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on June 22, 2014:

Thanks, snerfu. I hope you like it!


Vivian Sudhir from Madurai, India on June 22, 2014:

Great article and lovely dishes, good going wayseeker.

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on November 15, 2013:

Thanks for stopping in to visit. I hope you enjoy it!

idigwebsites from United States on November 15, 2013:

I'm glad we have an avocado tree in front of the yard. I love to eat the fruit raw most of the time but I will try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on February 16, 2013:


This is the simplest and most significant addition to many dishes I know how to make. I hope you enjoy it!


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 28, 2013:

Wow! It looks so delicious and and the ingredients must really add a special taste to it.

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on August 03, 2012:


So nice to hear from you. I'm afraid I don't know how to make real tortilla chips, but I'm eager to find out. Should I come across it, I'll be sure to write about it.

I most definitely miss the crowd, though the choice was the right one. I'll stay in touch. Keep writing those great pieces!


Horatio Plot from Bedfordshire, England. on August 03, 2012:

Hi buddy. Great cooking Hub as usual. Loving the Guacamole. You have a wide selection of skills and interests. Now, if you could just do me a Hub on how to make real Tortilla chips we'd be in business. Stay in touch. It's not the same without you...

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on August 02, 2012:

Hey, Amy. Thanks for stopping in. This is actually a re-creation of a hub I wrote in the first week of the apprenticeship, making it a traditional recipe hub instead of a video hub.

Depending on where you've had it, guacamole can be quite repulsive. This, however, is divine. Of course, not everyone is a big fan, but I think it's worth a try!

Thanks for reading,


P.S. I still have your meal-planning hub in line to help me get that worked out. I expect to make that happen sometime soon, and I'll be sure to let you know how that goes!

Amy Gillie from Indiana on August 02, 2012:

As usual, your hubs are beautiful! I have never liked guacamole, but I haven't had it like this. Perhaps I'll give it a try!

wayseeker (author) from Colorado on August 02, 2012:

Absolutely, MomsTreasureChest! This is simple and tasty. Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to read.

MomsTreasureChest on August 02, 2012:

Sounds deliciouso! I love avacado and guacamole, thanks for the great recipe and ideas for other uses for guacamole!

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