My Favorite Guacamole

recipe guacamole mexican food cinco de mayo dip chips

Guacamole is pretty popular at our house.  We like to snack on guacamole with chips, top our Tuesday Tacos with it, and put a generous layer of it in my 7-Layer Dip.

When we go to a new Mexican restaurant, I know I will like the place if the guacamole is tasty.  I've never met a store bought guacamole that I've liked, so I make my own.  Here's the recipe for my favorite guacamole.

1 - 2 ripe avocados
1 tomato
regular or green onion
lime juice (fresh is best)
sour cream
salt & pepper
optional - salsa

Slice your avocado in half lengthwise.  You can use a regular butter knife to do that. I use my Pampered Chef avocado knife, which is great for kiwi too!

After you have sliced the avocado, gently twist the halves in opposite directions to separate.  Scoop out the inside and place in your bowl.  I mash the avocado up, leaving it a little chunky for a nice texture.

Next chop your tomato - discard the seeds so it doesn't have too much liquid.

Chop your onion in small pieces (use this tip for no crying). If adding green onion, using kitchen shears makes it so much faster.

 Add the onion and tomatoes to the bowl. Mix slightly.

Add a few squirts of lime juice. Fresh is best, but you can use bottled lime juice if you don't have a fresh one. Lemon can also be used.

I like to add one teaspoon of sour cream to my guacamole to make it just a bit creamy.  Mix until well blended.

I usually stop here and taste test it to make sure there is enough lime and seasonings.  If it is bland, sometimes I add a spoonful of salsa to it.  It just depends on what my tastebuds are saying that day.

Usually at this point we just start eating out of our bowl or I add it to our 7 layer dip.  But for you guys I got our salsa bowl out so it looks a little nicer. My family was excited and pretended we were eating at a Mexican restaurant.

recipe guacamole mexican food cinco de mayo dip chips

Grab some chips or veggies, top your favorite tacos or burritos, add it to your layer dip, or maybe just eat a bit with a spoon.  Sharing is optional.

recipe favorite guacamole mexican food cinco de mayo dip chips

Thanks for visiting! I hope this becomes your family favorite guacamole recipe!

recipe favorite guacamole mexican food cinco de mayo dip chips


  1. That looks great! Too bad we don't like guacamole, though!

    1. My youngest daughter doesn't like it either. When we are munching on guacamole, she gets hummus and pita chips. =)

  2. My favorite snack!

  3. Oh my yumminess!!! We love homemade guacamole and we eat it all of the time. I'm always looking for new recipes. This one looks great. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks! We can't wait to see what you link up next. :)

    1. Thanks for you kind words Sarah! We usually have guacamole once a week...either with a dinner, as a snack, or on our turkey sandwiches.

  4. I love guacamole and have always added sour cream to it when I make it - I've never a seen another recipe where it's used! Great minds think alike! ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

    1. I've never seen another recipe like it either! How funny! =)


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