The Best Guacamole



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The best guacamole recipe with the perfect balance of ingredients! Make restaurant style guacamole at home!

If I’m gong to include the words “the-best” in the title of any recipe, you better believe that it deserves to be there. I used to take the simplistic route making guacamole at home and throw in some chopped tomatoes and cilantro and I thought it was perfect. Then I tried this recipe with the perfect balance of seasonings and ingredients and it blew the simplistic guacamole out of the water.

the best guacamole

Seasonings for Guacamole

What makes this guacamole special? It all comes down to the seasonings. The three must-include seasonings when making guacamole are:

  • ground cumin
  • cayenne pepper (just a pinch!)
  • salt – add more to taste as needed

This guac ends up being perfectly creamy with just a subtle hint of heat. The kind of heat that just about no one would be turned off by.

Guacamole ingredients list

Here is the complete list of ingredients that you will need to make this recipe:

  1. Avocados – you’ll need about 3 average sized avocados that are ripe.
  2. Lime – fresh lime juice makes a huge difference here!
  3. Seasonings – salt, cayenne pepper, ground cumin
  4. Purple onion – finely chopped
  5. Tomato – finely chopped
  6. Cilantro – if you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out
  7. Jalapeno – seeds and ribs removed unless you want spicy guacamole, then leave some or all of the seeds
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Allow guacamole to sit before serving:

Allow the guacamole sit for about an hour so that all of the flavors can hang out for a bit. It’s definitely good fresh, but we noticed it tasted even better after about an hour or so!

Make sure you store the guacamole in an air-tight container so that you get the longest possible life out of it. Avocados, like bananas and apples, brown when exposed to oxygen. The lime juice in this recipe helps with the oxidation, but an air-tight container is important.

Now go grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips or a handful of veggies, and dig in!

What to serve with guacamole:

Guacamole is one of my favorite condiments because it is so versatile and pairs well with tacos, burritos, nachos, sandwiches and so much more. Here are some perfect uses for guacamole in addition to simply using it as a dip for tortilla chips.

Or try serving guacamole alongside other Mexican / Fiesta themed dips!

I hope you enjoy this recipe for The Best Guacamole!

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The Best Guacamole

The best guacamole with the perfect balance of ingredients!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4


  • 3 ripe avocados flesh removed and set aside
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 of a small red onion finely diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 /2 of an average jalapeño seeds and ribs removed, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • In a large  bowl, combine juice from 1 lime and the flesh from 3 avocados. Toss to coat.
  • Remove the avocados from the lime juice. Reserve one tablespoon lime juice.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the avocados until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Add reserved lime juice back in. Stir in salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  • Fold in onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and garlic.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature for about an hour for the best results. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies of your choice. Make sure to store any leftovers in an air-tight container.
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Recipe adapted from
Alton Brown

Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!