Basic Guacamole

No need to buy guacamole at the grocery store when it's this easy to make. It only takes perfectly ripe avocados and a few spices to make it better than what you can buy.

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Basic Guacamole

  • Prep Time: 25 m
  • Total Time: 25 m
  • Servings:


  • 3 Haas avocadoes halved, seeded and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced, soaked and rinsed
  • ½ Jalapeño pepper seeded and minced (or leave the seeds in for spiciness)
  • ½ cup tomato finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped


  1. Place the avocado and lime juice into a large bowl and mash with a potato
  2. masher or large fork.
  3. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  4. Stir in the onion, pepper, tomato and cilantro. Season to taste with more salt
  5. and lime juice as needed and serve with some tortilla chips.
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  1. 5 stars
    This is by far, the BEST guacamole recipe! I doubled the recipe because my family loves it, and we were still wiping the bowl clean! I added a touch more lime juice just because we like that flavor.

    Thanks so much BlueJean Chef!!

  2. 5 stars
    2nd comment: This is my go-to guacamole recipe. My only addition is a few drops of Tabasco Chipotle which adds a little smoky flavor. It has been a hit when I make it.

  3. 5 stars
    I got this recipe originally from a family member who lived in Paraguay back in the early 1970’s it has been a staple in our house ever since and is part of every TEX-MEX dinner we make.

  4. Can the guac be made without cillantro? (I am one of those for whom it tastes like soap, or a musty dish rag!)

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Sure – you can make the guacamole without cilantro. You could go without fresh herbs, or you might try adding some parsley or chopped fresh chives.

  5. 5 stars
    Wonderful and so easy…family loved it! I also loved the tip about soaking red onions in water.

  6. Very good! Even without the coriander ( cilantro). Thought of parsley but too cold and wet in Cape Town to go out and pick!
    My family finished it in no time.
    You are one amazing teacher!
    I tell everyone about The Blue Jean Chef.

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