Guacamole is the kind of thing you can’t really mess up. That’s because avocados alone are delicious, but also you don’t need to do that much work to give guacamole a ton of flavor. When it’s done right it, this creamy dip can be mind-blowingly good, enhancing the flavor of whatever guacamole vehicle you choose (think carrots, bell peppers, jicama, or Baked Corn Tortilla Chips). Avocado is perhaps the world’s most amazing fruit. Yes, you heard that right. Avocado is a fruit, in fact, it’s a berry. Now that we’ve broken down everything you thought you knew about avocados, we’ll build you back up with this delicious recipe for the ideal guacamole.

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Refine your technique and learn a few new tricks with our recipe for the ideal guacamole featuring zesty lime, cilantro, and fresh tomatoes.

Course Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 87 kcal
Author Openfit


  • 4 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 medium tomato seeds removed, finely chopped
  • ½ sweet white onion
  • 2 medium chiles (such as jalapeno, Serrano, or Anaheim) eeds and veins removed, finely, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground white pepper (to taste; optional)
  • hot pepper sauce like Tabasco, (to taste; optional)


  1. Combine avocados, tomato, onion, chiles (if desired), cilantro, lime juice, and cumin in a large bowl; mix well. Mixture may be slightly chunky. 

  2. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce if desired.

  3. Serve with fresh carrots sticks, jicama sticks, or baked tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.