Guacamole Recipe

A bowl of guacamole dip

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
233 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Protein 5g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This guacamole recipe is easy and fun for kids to make all on their own. And despite what was previously thought, guacamole is not loaded with bad-for-you-fat. In fact, quite the opposite—guacamole is full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. It's also the base ingredient for some useful recipes, so make sure to do your research.

We like to serve this guacamole with tortilla dips or as a garnish for enchiladas, tortillas or fajitas.


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (reserve a sprig or two for garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pit the avocados.* Place flesh in a medium bowl.

  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until it reaches the desired consistency. You can make it as chunky or as smooth as you like.

  4. Garnish with cilantro.

  5. Serve immediately.

*To pit the avocados, simply cut in half lengthwise until you reach the pit. Keep the knife still and turn the avocado with your free hand. When you've sliced all around the pit, put the knife down and twist the avocado halves in opposite directions.

You will now be able to open the avocado. Take out the pit with a spoon. Discard. Then scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon.