Classic Mexican Guacamole

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Transport your taste buds to the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this Classic Mexican Guacamole recipe. Bursting with the authentic flavor of avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and onion, this guacamole is a timeless favorite that captures the true spirit of Mexican cuisine. For those who crave an extra kick of heat, embrace the opportunity to spice things up with a touch of jalapeño pepper. Simple and easy to make, this homemade guacamole will undoubtedly become your go-to crowd-pleaser, perfect for any fiesta or gathering.

To begin this delectable journey, select a fully ripened avocado from Mexico. Slice it in half, skillfully remove the pit, and peel the avocado to reveal its velvety green flesh. With precision, extract its flavorful richness and place it in a small bowl, ready to be transformed into a delightful guacamole.

Now, it’s time to elevate the avocado’s taste profile. A teaspoon of freshly squeezed lime juice adds a zesty tang that harmonizes beautifully with the creamy avocado. Enhancing the complexity of flavors, minced onion and jalapeño pepper join the mix, imparting their distinct essence to the guacamole.

For an authentic touch, a tablespoon of minced cilantro adds an herbaceous note, perfectly complementing the other ingredients. To maintain the appetizing green hue and prevent browning, you have the option to add a tablespoon of mayonnaise to the mixture.

A pinch of salt brings all the flavors together, creating a guacamole that tantalizes the taste buds with every scoop. Use a fork or a potato masher to carefully mash the ingredients, ensuring a slightly chunky texture that adds a delightful mouthfeel to the dish.

Now, it’s time to serve up this Classic Mexican Guacamole! Pair it with crispy tortilla chips and zesty salsa for an unbeatable combination that will leave your guests coming back for more. Whether it’s a lively fiesta or a cozy gathering, this guacamole is sure to be the star of the show, captivating hearts and palates alike with its authentic Mexican charm.

This guacamole goes great on Beef Carnitas Tacos, Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos or Marinated Hot Pork: Carne Adovada Tacos.

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Classic Mexican Guacamole


This Classic Mexican Guacamole uses the traditional ingredients of avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and onion. Spice it up with jalapeno pepper if you like!

  • Author: Avocados From Mexico
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Total Time: :10
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1 fully ripened avocado from Mexico halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbs minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tbs minced cilantro
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise (optional, but prevents browning)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork or potato masher to make a slightly chunky mixture.
  2. Stir in lime juice, onion, jalapeño, mayo and salt.
  3. Serve with chips and salsa.
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