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5 from 3 votes

Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe

Over the years I’ve tried different variations of this delicious avocado dip but I’ve always returned to my favourite recipe, a simple, authentic Mexican guacamole recipe made with just a handful of ingredients to allow the creamy texture and fresh flavour of perfectly ripe avocados shine.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 683kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 2 large avocados black-skinned Haas avocados if you can get them
  • Juice of 1 lime optional
  • ¼ red onion although white will do too, we prefer red, finely diced
  • handful of coriander/cilantro
  • ½ to mato finely diced
  • 1 chile Serrano if you can get it, though I know jalapeno will have to suffice for many people not living in Mexico or the USA, finely diced
  • salt preferably good quality sea salt


  • Slice the avocados in half, remove the seeds, scoop out the avocado flesh, and pop it into a bowl.
  • Add a little lime juice now if you are going to eat the guacamole immediately (and you should) – if you’re not, don’t. The liquid of the juice rises to the top if it sits in the fridge, which is not nice at all.
  • Add the onion, tomato and coriander/cilantro, chile, and salt to taste.
  • Mash all ingredients together until everything is combined. Simple as that.
  • If you prefer a smooth consistency continue to mash, but appreciate that you’ll be working at it for a while. I personally like my guacamole as it's made in Mexico, creamy yet chunky, with lumps of avocado pieces. Whatever you do, don’t blend.
  • Scoop your guacamole into a bowl.
  • Garnish with roughly chopped coriander/cilantro or a few springs.
  • Serve with a bowl of plain corn tortilla chips on the side.


Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 2281mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1530IU | Vitamin C: 115.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.7mg