Guacamole at its base is mashed avocados and from there you can start adding more ingredients. Lime juice is a common component of guacamole as it helps prevent the avocados from discolouring once exposed to the air. I like to keep my guacamole nice and fresh by using fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and cumin. I normally just throw my guacamole together without looking at a recipe and I include ingredients based on what I am using it for. If I am using the guacamole as a dip I would likely include everything in the recipe below. If I was using the guacamole as a side or as a filling for a tacos or a burrito I would probably omit some of the ingredients that were already present in the dish. If what I was serving the guacamole with was spicy I might omit the jalapeno pepper for example. I really like how smooth and cool and creamy guacamole is. It makes a nice foil for hot and spicy dishes. Guacamole is a really simple and versatile dish not to mention being oh so good!



Fresh, vibrant, cool and creamy guacamole that if perfect for your dipping pleasure.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground (optional)
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
  1. Mix everything.

Use in:
Texmex Sloppy Joes
Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Guacamole Omelette with Salsa
7 Layer Dip
Jalapeno Cornbread Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Refried Black Beans and Guacamole
Chicken Fajitas
Seven Layer Dip Cornmeal Pancakes
Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich with Guacamole and Roasted Jalapeno Mayo
Avocado Breakfast Pizza with Fried Egg
Bacon Jam and Guacamole Quesadilla with Fried Egg with Bacon Jam Vinaigrette Drizzle
Guacamole BLT
Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese
Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chipotle Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Dip with Tomatoes and Charred Corn
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp and Corn Guacamole Mini Tostadas
Texmex Hot and Brown
Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Cilantro Lime Salmon Taquitos
Taco Salad
Chipotle Tuna 7 Layer Dip
Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash with Guacamole

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TheGourmetCoffeeGuy said...

Guacamole is delicious, especially with cilantro and cumin as you have in your recipe. Best when prepared fresh.
Like your recipe very much, nice photo.

Tracy said...

I am more of a purist when it comes to guacamole, but the one ingredient I do add is some really good extra virgin olive oil, not a lot. It gives it a nice rich taste.

PatrickSarah Brondos said...

Your 'recipe' (I just throw mine together too) is a lot like mine! But when the mood strikes, I make "High Spirited Guacamole" -- just add tequila and a little crushed red pepper and a little cayenne... :)

Kevin said...

PatrickSarah Brondos: I never thought to add tequila to guacamole! I will have to try it! :)

Natalie said...

your recipe is very similar to mine, with the exception that I use green onion and I like my guac with a hit of fresh garlic

Apolita said...

Hi Kevin,

In the Philippines we eat our avocado more like a smoothie...mashed...add some milk and sugar and keep it in the fridge to make it cold or add ice...but I prefer it a bit frozen...just a little bit on the sides of the container...try it so good!

Kevin Lynch said...

Apolita: I like the sound of a guacamole smoothie!

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