Best Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe

Ultimate Authentic Guacamole Recipe - Traditional Mexican Version

Discover the secret to making the most flavorful, perfectly textured guacamole that will have everyone coming back for more. This timeless recipe combines ripe avocados with just the right blend of aromatics and spices for an unforgettable dip.

Guacamole is a beloved staple of Mexican cuisine, with roots tracing back to the Aztecs over 500 years ago. Today, it remains one of the most popular dips and condiments worldwide, especially during big game days and festive gatherings. Our recipe strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and flavor, allowing the creamy avocado to shine while complemented by zesty additions.

The Art of Crafting Perfect Guacamole

While there’s no single “correct” way to make guacamole, our recipe focuses on key techniques to enhance flavor and texture. We’ll guide you through choosing the best avocados, properly incorporating aromatics, and achieving that ideal chunky-yet-creamy consistency that makes guacamole so irresistible.

Selecting the Best Avocados

The foundation of great guacamole is perfectly ripe avocados. Look for Hass avocados that yield gently to pressure near the stem end without feeling mushy. These will provide the rich, buttery texture we’re after. While Hass are widely available and excellent for guacamole, don’t hesitate to experiment with other varieties if you have access to them.

Mastering the Mash

For the ideal texture, we recommend using a whisk to mash your avocados. This method creates a delightful mix of smooth, creamy areas interspersed with chunkier bits, giving your guacamole wonderful textural contrast in every bite.

Maximizing Flavor with Aromatics

To unlock maximum flavor from ingredients like onion, chile, and cilantro, we’ll create an aromatic paste before incorporating the avocado. This technique ensures that every mouthful is bursting with well-distributed, vibrant flavors.

Classic Guacamole Recipe


  • 4 ripe Hass avocados (about 7 ounces; 200g each)
  • Half of 1 medium white onion (about 4 ounces; 113g), roughly chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed and roughly chopped (remove seeds for milder heat)
  • 1/2 cup picked cilantro leaves and tender stems, finely chopped, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (30-45ml) fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)


  1. In a molcajete, mortar and pestle, or food processor, combine the onion, chile, half of the cilantro leaves, and a generous pinch of salt. Grind or process into a fine paste. If using a food processor, add half of the lime juice to help it blend smoothly.
  2. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a medium mixing bowl. Mash the avocado using a stiff whisk or potato masher until you achieve your desired consistency – we recommend leaving some chunks for texture.
  3. Fold the aromatic paste into the mashed avocado. Stir in the remaining cilantro leaves. Season to taste with lime juice and salt, adjusting until the flavors are perfectly balanced.

Serving and Storing Your Guacamole

Serve your freshly made guacamole immediately with warm tortilla chips for the best flavor and texture. If you need to store it, place it in an airtight container and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface to minimize browning. Refrigerate and consume within a day for optimal taste.

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips

While guacamole is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare it up to a few hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator with plastic wrap pressed directly against the surface to prevent oxidation and maintain its vibrant green color.\

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
206 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 637mg 14%
*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.

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