The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe
The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This is such a delicious and simple recipe and is a big family favorite at my house! This recipe makes a ton of guacamole and I usually make half of it to serve my family of 4 (two kids and two adults). But this large recipe would easily serve 6-8 people who love guacamole.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Simply Designing with Ashley Phipps
Ingredients
  • 4 Avocados
  • 1/2 Vidalia Onion more or less depending on preference
  • 1-2 Tomatoes use more if the tomatoes are small or if you like your guacamole with more tomatoes
  • 1/2 Jalapeño more or less depending on size of pepper and preference for heat
  • 1/4 bunch Cilantro more or less to taste
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop onion, tomatoes and de-seeded jalapeño into small pieces. I use a chopper that I bought to make my life really simple, but a knife works fine too. I like to chop my tomatoes at about 1/4", my onions at about 1/8" and my jalapeño at about 1/16" because I like my tomatoes a bit chunkier and I like to not get quite as much onion or jalapeño in each bite. But really cut these how you prefer.
  2. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Remove the skin from the avocado and place it in a bowl with the chopped tomato, onion and jalapeño. Skip a fancy avocado tool and use a rice cooker tool to remove the avocado from the skin instead. It works really well and keeps clutter down in your kitchen drawers.
  3. Chop cilantro and place in bowl too.
  4. Add salt, paprika, chili powder, sugar and cayenne pepper on top of everything in the bowl and squeeze the lime juice on top of the spices. Adding the lime juice on top of the salt will help the salt to dissolve. (Note that I always start with juicing just a half a lime and see where that takes me. Too much lime juice can make for a runnier consistency of guacamole and I like mine to stay fairly chunky. Since all limes come in different sizes with different juiciness to them, I always start small and add more as needed.)
  5. Use the rice cooker tool to mix everything together. You can leave it a bit more chunky or keep mixing until the guacamole is more smooth, however you prefer.