The Best Guacamole


I love Mexican food and nothing beats freshly made Guacamole.  For the past several years, I have worked on perfecting my recipe and learned it is best to keep it simple.   To make the best guacamole, you need to wait until the avocados are ripe (but not too ripe!).

A common question that is asked, is how do I know if my avocado is ready to make Guacamole?

To determine if your avocados are ready,  they should yield to a firm but gentle pressure.  If they do not yield they still need to ripen and if they feel mushy, they are too ripe.

If you want to take making your guac to the next level invest in a Granite Mortar and Pestle Set .

Guacamole Ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Onions
  • Limes or Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper

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Serving Suggestions: with tortilla chips, fajitas, quesadilla, this is a great guacamole for tacos!

Check out our white sangria which is a great pairing with guacamole!



Step 2: Add lime juice and salt. Mix and let sit for about 5 minutes.




A great recipe for homemade guacamole, tableside guac!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine Mexican, Snack
Servings 4
Calories 264 kcal


  • 3 avocados ripe
  • 3 tomatoes ripe
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tablespoon onions diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional


  • Put tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and garlic in a bowl and smash with a pestle (if you do not have a pestle, try with a spoon, potato masher, or a meat tenderizing hammer).
  • Add lime juice and salt. Mix and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Scoop the avocado pulp and add to the bowl. Mash the avocado to desired consistency (do you want it chunky? Smooth?).
  • Once complete let sit for 1 hour. Enjoy!


Serve with tortilla chips, fajitas, quesadilla,
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