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Perfect Guacamole (Recipe)

Perfect Guacamole (Recipe)


Earlier this week, we brought you great recipes for homemade chips and salsa for your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. We’d be remiss if we didn’t provide a recipe for another favorite dip. Try out this guacamole, and come back tomorrow for some drink recipes!



  • 2-3 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Serrano chiles, stems removed
  • 3 Ripe Hass avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 Small white onion, finely chopped
  • Coarse Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

1. Finely chop the garlic and chiles. Transfer to bowl.
2. Score the avocados in a crosshatch pattern. Don’t go through the skin. Using a spoon, scoop out into bowl with garlic and chiles. Mash with the back of a spoon or a potato masher. Stir in cilantro and herbs, and combine. Add salt and lime juice to taste.

Recipe Adapted From: Rick Bayless.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:56AM PDT on Jul 9, 2015

since i don't really care for the taste of avocados i need a good recipe to kind of flavor it up!

1:55AM PDT on Jul 9, 2015

this can't be too hard, though i have no experience with avocados, except to taste them, yuck.

8:28AM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

Still looking for a GOOD & EASY way to store and preserve BOTH prepared and UNprepared Avocados

8:26AM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

Still looking for a GOOD & EASY way to store and preserve BOTH prepared and UNprepared Avocados

3:57PM PDT on Jun 29, 2015

Good recipe ! I'll have to try this one . Thanks for sharing it

11:04PM PST on Nov 19, 2014

Makes me hungry for this, without the pepper, though.

5:16AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Without ants?

1:27PM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

Thank you :)

9:32PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

Sounds good, although I don't put garlic in my guacamole :)

3:11PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

The best guacamole I've ever eaten contains only three ingredients: Avocados, lemon juice and garlic. I've made this simple recipe for other people, and they agree it's the best they've had.

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