guacamole recipe

How to Make Guacamole (and store it!)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, dip, guacamole, snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 166 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

Here's how to make PERFECT GUACAMOLE, using ripe avocados, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro. It's easy and tastes like Chipotle's! Storage tips included to prevent browning.



  • 2 ripe avocados (I use Hass variety)
  • 1/4 cup red onion , finely diced (or shallot)
  • small handful fresh cilantro , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt , plus more to taste
  • 1/3 jalapeno , finely chopped (with or without seeds)


  1. In a large bowl, add the avocados, diced onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, salt, and jalapeno. (Add the jalapeno seeds for extra spicy guacamole, or leave them out for a more mild flavor.)

  2. Use a fork to mash everything together until relatively smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. I usually add an 1/8 teaspoon more salt, but that varies depending on the size of the avocados I use each time.

  3. Serve right away, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. (See storage tips in the post above.)