Creamy Homemade Guacamole with Mayonnaise

Bowl of guacamole and sliced avocado
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 4 servings
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There's a few different ways to get a really smooth and creamy homemade guacamole and here's one way which uses mayonnaise. I've seen a few other recipes which call for sour cream to make it super creamy, but in my personal opinion, adding too much sour cream turns your guacamole from a true guac into an "avocado dip". Just my opinion. You'll notice that this recipe calls for just a small amount of mayonnaise, just three tablespoons, which really isn't enough to change the taste. It just adds a bit of creamy texture. 

It may seem a bit odd to put mayonnaise in homemade guacamole, and I'll admit this recipe is by no means traditional! However, the purpose of t don't really taste the mayonnaise. It just makes the guacamole smooth and creamy, which I love!

For a vegan creamy homemade guacamole, use an egg-free vegan mayonnaise. And, along with being fresh, homemade and easy to prepare, all of the ingredients in this guacamole recipe are also gluten-free, so this can be a gluten-free vegan recipe if needed as well. However, I do recommend that you check the ingredients list on your chili powder, since gluten-containing additives can sometimes sneak into packaged spices when you wouldn't expect them to. 

If you like avocados and guacamole as much as I do, which is to say, a whole heckuva lot, you might also want to try out this fried avocado tempura recipe for a real treat. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp. lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 glove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Optional: fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Optional: 1 tomato (diced small)

How to Make It

  1. First place the ripe avocados in a medium sized bowl. Add the lime juice or lemon juice and mash the avocado and the lemon or lime juice together with a fork until the avocado is completely smooth. You can also use a mortar and a pestle for this, if you happen to have one. 
  2. Next, mix in the chili powder, hot sauce, mayonnaise, minced garlic and the salt. Stir it all together very well until everything is completely smooth. 
  1. Next, stir in the fresh chopped cilantro, and once that is combined, gently stir in the diced tomato last. 

Recipe note: For an even creamier homemade guacamole, you could also make this using a food processor and adding a little bit of water or soy milk as needed to get the right texture. 

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 264
Total Fat 24 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)