Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of those things either you love or you hate. My dad can’t stand the stuff. On the other hand, I could probably eat guacamole every day and not get tired of it. {Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement.} I passed that on to my daughter, too, apparently because she literally sucks the guacamole off the chip and asks for “more dip”! If a two-year-old picky eater likes it, it’s gotta be good, right?

The best guacamole I’ve ever had is Chipotle’s guacamole on Tuesdays. I know, that’s weird, but the guy that makes it on Tuesday night in Lexington just has it down, and it. is. stellar. For the other six nights, we’ve had to come up with a substitute. The down side? My husband is not an onion lover because of heartburn. Yeah, we’re old. I know. So I’ve had to try {and fail at} a few recipes before landing on the perfect one. There’s never any left when we serve it at parties, so I’d say the recipe is relatively perfected or, at least, good enough to satisfy and keep you coming back for more!

So here is my take on homemade guacamole. Hope you enjoy it!

Homemade Guacamole Recipe


2 avocados
1/2 jalapeno
1/2 tbsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped


Cut up both avocados and place in a bowl. You want these to be really ripe, almost overripe. The easiest way to cut an avocado {if you haven’t done this before} is to slice it in half, bury a knife in the pit and twist to pull it out, then scoop out the inside with a spoon.


Next, dice up half of a jalapeno. {Note: Wear gloves! I made the mistake of not wearing gloves once, and my hands were burning so badly I had to soak them in milk for hours.} Add the jalapeno to the avocado.


Measure out 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice, and pour it over the avocado/jalapeno mixture.

Lemon Juice

Now add your spices: 1/4 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. or so of salt. Finally, chop up your cilantro and add to the mixture.


Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed together well and the avocados have become more of a paste. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This is one of our favorite snack recipes, but we’d love to know yours so please share your favorites with us in the comments below.

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