My Killer Guacamole

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This recipe is largely inspired by the one by Alton Brown, with a few modifications I’ve made over time as I experiment and tweak things. I like salt and garlic a lot, and I like my guac to have a little more zip.

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My Killer Guacamole Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, guacamole
Servings: 6
Calories: 177kcal




  • 3 Hass avocados medium
  • 1/2 onion medium, diced
  • 1 lime medium
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno large, minced


  • Halve, pit and slice the avocado. I use an avocado slicer I found on Amazon for $8, and it makes scooping and slicing the avocado guts out an absolute breeze. (Seriously – I try to avoid single-purpose kitchen tools, but this thing is amazing.)
  • Place the avocado pulp in a large mixing bowl, and juice the lime over top. (This adds a nice acidity, and also prevents the avocado from browning while you work on the other ingredients.)
  • Add the salt, cumin and cayenne and mash using a potato masher or fork. You don’t want this to be perfectly smooth, so make sure there are some chunks left in for texture.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno and stir to combine. I add about 3/4 of the onion in at once, mix it together, and then taste it and decide if it needs more. Too much onion can really overpower the guac, so I add more, mix it, and taste as I go until I hit the right balance. Same goes for cilantro.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 4g
Nutrition Facts
My Killer Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 389IU8%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Net Carbs 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lay plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to keep it from turning brown while you transport it. (It’s messy, but it works.)

Give it a try, and let me know how it works out in the comments!

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