How to Make Classic Guacamole: A Step-by-Step Guide

Guacamole is a classic Mexican dip that is made with mashed avocado, lime juice, and various seasonings. It’s a delicious and healthy addition to any meal and is perfect for dipping chips, veggies, or spreading on sandwiches and tacos. This guide will walk you through the steps to make a classic guacamole recipe.


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or a potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Add the diced red onion, minced garlic, diced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, and lime juice to the bowl with the avocado. Mix well.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Use ripe avocados for the best flavor and texture.
  • If you prefer a smoother guacamole, you can also blend the ingredients in a food processor.
  • You can also add additional ingredients such as diced tomatoes, chopped bacon, or crumbled queso fresco to add more flavor and texture.

Note: The key to a great guacamole is to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed before serving. Guacamole is best served fresh, so it’s best to make it shortly before serving. It will last for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator if covered with plastic wrap.