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The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe Ever!

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As a kid, I wouldn’t dare touch the “green stuff” at Mexican restaurants.  The kid version of me, had no idea that as an adult, guacamole would be one of my favorite foods.  I could make and eat homemade guacamole every day.  And since I have made it probably more than I have made anything else, I’ve found a few secrets for making the very best homemade guacamole recipe.


best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo


Use Ripe Avocados

Ripe avocados are essential for great homemade guacamole.  Stores do not always carry ripe avocados so make sure you plan ahead.  It’s the worst to be so excited to make homemade guacamole and then realize you have to wait a couple days for the avocados to ripen.

If your avocados are not ripe, do not put them in the fridge.  Leave them sitting on the counter for 2 days and they will be ready to go!  Also, you do not want the avocados to be too ripe.  You’ll know when an avocado is perfectly ripe when it gives just slightly when squeezed.


best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo


Leave the Guacamole a Little Chunky

Try not to over mash or puree the avocados when making guacamole. You want a chunky dip, not a completely smooth one. So, when you’re making the guacamole, gently mash things together with a fork or potato masher and leave some texture.


best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo


The Garlic Paste is the Secret Ingredient

I always get asked why my homemade guacamole recipe tastes so much more flavorful than others.  The secret is the garlic paste.  To make the garlic paste, you’ll need to press one clove of garlic using your garlic press.  You could mince the garlic by hand, but the garlic press will work much better!

Next, cover the garlic with about 1/4 tsp of sea salt.  I don’t measure, I use one of the salt grinders so I just make sure the garlic is covered.  With a spoon, you’ll want to use the bottom of the spoon to mash the garlic and salt into a paste.  This only takes a few seconds.  And your garlic paste is done!  This will add an amazing flavor to your guacamole!


best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo


Now that we’ve gone over a few tips, you’re ready for the very best homemade guacamole recipe ever!


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best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo
Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe

For the best homemade guacamole, you will need ripe avocados. You’ll know when an avocado is ripe when it gives just slightly when squeezed. Keep unripe avocados at room temperature until they are ready.  Try not to over mash or puree avocados. You want a chunky guacamole, not smooth.

  • 2 avocados ripe
  • 1 large roma tomatoe diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  1. Cut avocados in half, lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seed. Scoop out the flesh and add to a bowl.

  2. Add the juice from 1/2 of a lime, then use a fork to gently mash until creamy, but still chunky.

  3. Make your garlic paste by pressing or mincing 1 garlic clove.  Sprinkle your salt over the garlic and mash with a spoon until paste like.  Stir into your avocado mixture.

  4. Stir in your diced tomatoes, onions and cilantro.  Add your cumin and stir.

  5. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to one day.


This homemade guacamole tastes great as a dip or with your favorite Mexican recipe.  These baked Taquitos are a favorite in our house, which taste great with both homemade guacamole and homemade pico de gallo.


best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo


We hope you’ll agree that this is the best homemade guacamole recipe ever!  Here are a few of our other favorite recipes for Cinco de Mayo:


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best homemade guacamole recipe cinco de mayo




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  • Reply
    April 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I haven’t had guacamole in ages. I’ll have to try this one!

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    April 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Sounds delicious! Even I could probably handle this recipe.

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    Maggie |
    April 26, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I am a Mexican food FREAK but somehow never got 100% into guacamole. I would definitely try yours though!

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    crystal statskey
    April 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    This is so amazing. I cannot wait to make this!

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    April 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious and easy. I’m always up for Guac!

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    April 26, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I love guacamole! Especially if it is chunky.

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    Marco Flores
    April 26, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    It is an excellent article. Perfect. I loved.

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    Candi Randolph
    April 26, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I’m just starting to appreciate the taste of avocados. Your guacamole looks so tasty!!

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    April 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    My mouth is watering right now! I love guacomole, think I may make some today.

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    April 27, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Love making guacamole but mine needs a little something. Your recipe with the garlic and sea salt is perfect. Also appreciate the ideas of getting the ripeness just right, saving the chunks for texture, the red onions, and roma tomatoes. This is your beat lol.

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    April 27, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    This looks so yummy! Love guacamole!

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    April 27, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I’m more inclined to try the pico de gallo recipe you linked to the post… not a huge avocado fan, but it looks super fresh!

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    Vicki Belanger
    April 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    My girls will LOVE this! I pinned it so I can find it easy when making it this week.

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    April 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Yum! Love chunky guac!! We keep it simple with just tomato and onion and lime.

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    April 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Great tips! I love homemade guacamole and will definitely use this recipe next weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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    April 28, 2018 at 2:03 am

    This looks like a good recipe! I bought some guacamole from the store a few weeks ago and it wasn’t nearly as good as the kinds I used to make when I worked in a restaurant. The stuff made from scratch is way better!

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    April 28, 2018 at 2:13 am

    This is exactly how I make my guacamole except I also add a little chili powder. Love it!

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      Kristi Ann
      April 28, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Chili powder sounds like a great addition! I’ll try it!

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    April 28, 2018 at 4:29 am

    The paste is a great idea! We follow a recipe very similar but haven’t tried making garlic paste. Definitely going to try that next time we make guac! Thank you for sharing.

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    April 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I love guacamole, and I’d love to try this recipe!!

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    April 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I’m in California, so we are never without avocados in our house. I’ll have to try your recipe and see how it compares to my own. Looks great!

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    April 29, 2018 at 4:35 am

    I love Guacamole and I agree keep it chunky!

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    April 30, 2018 at 12:03 am

    I could eat guacamole every single day! I have never added cumin, but will try that next time.

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    April 30, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Thanks for sharing the secret… never would have thought of garlic paste!!

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