Homemade Guacamole

I had the pleasure of spending a week with many talented and knowledgeable food bloggers recently. We spent a week talking about so many things, how to write recipes that will make you run into the kitchen to make what we are seeing, and we spent time making new friends.  One thing is for certain, I will never again be able to eat guacamole without thinking of the wonderful people I met at the food blogger camp.  I will also be looking forward to the food blog camp next year!

One of the dishes we ate while we were at Club Med was the Guacamole.  Guacamole in Mexico is creamy, rich, and decadent.  Fresh avocados that haven’t spent their ripening time on our window sills, tomatoes that ripened on the vine, and wonderfully pungent red onions make the guacamole a dish you want to dip into at every meal.  I think most of us had the guacamole three times a day.   While I can’t bring back that guacamole back, we all can make guacamole fresh anytime we desire to have a taste of Mexico.


Guacamole is made with fresh avocados.  Choose avocados that are firm to the touch, but have a slight give to them.  Selecting avocados that are too firm will give you guacamole that isn’t very flavorful.  Select the ripest tomatoes as you can.

You can learn more about selecting the proper avocados by going to the California Avocado Commission.



Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole is the best!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Guacamole, Homemade Guacamole, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 121kcal


  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 medium red onion finely diced
  • 2 ripe roma tomatoes, seeds discarded and diced


  • Wash the avocados, cut them in half, remove pits, and remove the flesh from the peel. Coarsely chop the avocado flesh and place it into a bowl.
  • Add lime juice, stir the avocados and lime juice together, coat well, as this will help to prevent browning.
  • Add in salt, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic powder, and gently mash the avocados breaking the coarsely chopped chunks into smaller pieces. You will want to completely mash about half of the mixture.
  • Add the red onions and tomatoes. Stir to combine well.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.



Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Nancy Singleton Hachisu

    Stephanie, I was one of the ones eating guacamole every day. I’m a bit of a fanatic about eating only what we or our friends grow, so it’s no avocado for me until my trip to California next month. That’s OK, I love going without and waiting for a salad of creamy avocado slices and roasted beets. I can taste it now. So guacamole 3 times a day satisfied my craving and I’m moving on. Though I have been thinking of making chorizo for some chilaquiles. Yummm. It was fun chatting in Ixtapa, I’ll be popping in periodically to your blog. Thanks. Nancy

  2. DianasaurDishes

    I had to make tacos and pina coladas for dinner last night to satisfy my Mexico cravings! Guacamole is next though. Such a pleasure to meet you Stephanie, and looking forward to seeing you again.

  3. Alice

    That recipe looked so good that I added avacados to my shopping list for the day. They looked horrible but I had Guacamole burned into my mind so I bought ready made in the produce section. Shame, shame on me! I added onion, tomatoes and cilantro and it was pretty good. One tip on fresh guacamole; place plastic wrap on the surface of the dip and then cover the bowl with more. It helps it keep it’s color.

  4. Cecilie

    Hi Stephanie,
    it was very nice to meet you at Club Med, Ixtapa. I will have to make guacamole sometime this week. I got seriously addicted.
    Love from Cecilie, Oslo, Norway

  5. Fran

    I’m not going to the market until Wednesday or Thursday and am down to my last onion, a few chicken breasts, a couple of small crowns of broccoli, a can of cannellini beans and a whole lotta condiments, but all I want now is guacamole! I might have to lick the screen to satiate my craving after looking at your post.

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