Best Guacamole Recipe

Best Guacamole Recipe

This is the best guacamole recipe! Making awesome guacamole doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need are some super fresh ingredients like ripe avocados, red onions, tangy lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro & salt. This comes together in about 15 minutes, and is super creamy! If you are not a cilantro fan, leave it out! Want it more spicy? Add extra jalapeños!

We use a molcajete to make our guacamole. To be honest, you can use any bowl to make guacamole, however, we feel that a molcajete makes the best guacamole! We have had our molcajete for over 20 years. Once we seasoned it and used it a few times to make guacamole, we were hooked. It is seriously such a great tool to craft the best guacamole!!

What is a Molcajete?

A molcajete is a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock (typically basalt). It’s revered for making guacamole for several reasons:

  1. Texture and Consistency: The rough surface of the molcajete helps to crush and grind ingredients effectively. It creates a coarser texture for guacamole, allowing you to control the consistency based on personal preference.

  2. Heat Resistance: Volcanic rock retains temperature well, which means it can keep ingredients cooler for longer periods. This is beneficial when making guacamole, as it helps maintain the freshness and prevents the avocados from heating up due to prolonged grinding.

  3. Traditional and Cultural Significance: Using a molcajete to make guacamole is a nod to Mexican culinary heritage. It connects the cook to the traditional methods that have been used for centuries in Mexican cuisine, adding a cultural element to the cooking process.

  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Molcajetes often have a rustic and appealing appearance, making them an attractive vessel for serving guacamole directly at the table. They add an authentic touch to the dining experience.


What to serve with potato skins

  1. Side Salad: A crisp, refreshing side salad complements the richness of the potato and cheese. Choose a simple garden salad with fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a light vinaigrette dressing to balance the flavors. Our Pasta House Italian Salad pairs perfectly with these!
  2. Soup: A warm bowl of soup pairs wonderfully with this appetizer, especially during colder months. Opt for a comforting soup like vegetable soup, butternut squash, or broccoli cheddar to create a satisfying meal combination.
  3. Vegetable Platter: Serve potato skins alongside a colorful vegetable platter for a balanced and nutritious meal. Include a variety of raw veggies such as carrot sticks, celery, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes, and snap peas, accompanied by a dip like hummus or ranch dressing for added flavor.

The Best Guacamole Recipe

This is the best guacamole recipe! It comes together in just a few minutes at home. Once you make this at home you will not be going out for guacamole any more!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, chips and dip, guacamole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • molcajete
  • spoon
  • citrus squeezer


  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 medium size ripe avocados
  • Juice of one lime
  • 6 cherry tomatoes quartered


  • Add onion, half the jalapeno, 1 teaspoon cilantro to the mojacete. Using the mortar, grind the ingredients down to form a bright green wet paste.
    1/4 cup minced red onion, 1 jalapeño, 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
  • Cut avocados in half, using a sharp knife to remove the seed by swiping down onto it, and turning to gently remove. Use a spoon to carve out the entire avocado halves
    3 medium size ripe avocados
  • Place avocado in the mocajete & squeeze a half lime over. Using a gentle rocking motion, start to smash to form a chunky guacamole.
    Juice of one lime
  • Season with salt at this point, and taste. Adjust by adding more cilantro, or salt.
  • Sprinkle tomatoes on top. Add additional minced jalapeños for more heat.
    6 cherry tomatoes


This is best made fresh, and eaten within an hour. If you do have leftovers, put in a bag and release all the air, to avoid it getting brown. Eat the next day.


Serving: 1scoop | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Billie Reply

    I too love fresh guacamole. Tried this recipe and loved it. It is so easy and tastes fabulous. Now I serve it as my go- to appetizer for football weekends and soup and sandwich lunches. Thanx.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      theperksofbeingus Reply


      That is so awesome! Thank you for this comment! Love the idea for soup and sandwiches! We would love it if you would rate this recipe! Have the best day!

      Dina and Bruce!

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