An overhead view of homemade guacamole with fresh sliced jalapenos and served with fresh veggies and tortilla chips.

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

We’ve made a kickin’ and chunky guacamole for you to add to your Mexican-inspired dishes and salads. Use it to dip your favorite veggies or for the perfect appetizer to serve at your next get-together. Try add-ons like tomatoes, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, or jalapeño peppers to make it your own.

Prep: 10 minsTotal: 10 mins


  • 2 large avocados, ripe (slightly soft to the touch)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • ⅓ cup onion, finely diced
  • ⅓ cup bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne (more for kick)
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste
  • Dash of pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Garnish: Lime wedge, jalapeño slices, fresh cilantro


  1. Peel avocados and remove pits.
  2. Score avocados into squares using a small paring knife.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with a fork or potato masher.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well to combine.
  5. Garnish as you please. Serve with veggies and/or your favorite chips.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • (Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g)
  • Protein: 1 g


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