Learn how to make perfect guacamole that will stay fresh and bright green for days! Get the recipe and technique from Savory Simple.
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5 from 3 votes

My Favorite Guacamole

Learn how to make perfect guacamole that will stay fresh and bright green for days! Though it's so delicious, you are not likely to have any leftover to store.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole
Servings: 8
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 4 medium avocados, ripe but not mushy
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon citric acid powder
  • 2 serrano or jalapeƱo peppers, finely diced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (3-4 limes)
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves, minced (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Tortilla chips or vegetables for serving


  • Slice the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh into a large bowl and mash. If using, stir in the Vitamin C powder.
  • Add the peppers, onion, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables.


Use the ingredients as a guideline and adjust according to personal preference. I like a lot of lime and heat. If the guacamole tastes like it's "missing something," chances are that you need to add more acidity (lime) and/or salt. I prefer using serrano peppers over jalapeƱos since they have a more consistent heat level.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg