Traditional Mexican Guacamole

Flip it!

I do have a tried and true, favorite way to make guacamole but boredom set in and I wanted to try something new. I resisted the temptation to add the things to this recipe that I’m so familiar with doing, trying to stay true to the recipe. But I just had to cut back on the tomatoes; a full cup for two little old avocados seemed more like salsa! So I did reduce the tomatoes to just a half cup and I’m sure I didn’t add as much onion or cilantro as called for either

. I stuck to the remainder of the recipe faithfully and took the submitter’s suggestion to throw in some fresh minced jalapeno pepper, but considerably less than the one pepper directed. Hubs and I both thought this was pretty good, but just a tad too lemony as I kind of figured it would be as I was mixing this up. The bottom line is that keeping in mind that I reduced all ingredients but the lemon (and should have done so with that too), I think this would be remarkably better if the exact recipe simply called for three avocados rather than two.

I am just trying it! What a great taste. Big thumbs-up from my husband. I didn’t have fresh jalapenos on hand, so used a jar of pickled jalapenos. For fresh tomatoes, same thing; used a can of diced tamatoes. It was just great. I first put usual pepper but saw the black ground pepper notation and added that to the mix. What a difference it makes! Sadly no more chips to scoop it up! This one will go into my recipe box.

Very good recipe. In my opinion, though, traditional guacamole contains simply avocado and salt. I omitted the cilantro only because I’m one of the people who don’t like it and I didn’t use lemon juice. I thought the tomato/avocado ratio didnt work for me. Too much tomato for the scant avocado used.The jalapeños added a nice kick. All in all a good recipe.

The only difference is that I use the juice of a fresh lime instead of lemon juice. I just like that particular citrus better with avocado. And I used 2 Florida avocados which are considerably larger than Haas so the amount of the other ingredients don’t overshadow the avocado. This combination of flavors is a hit to all who have tried it. If you use Haas for this recipe, make sure you use at least 4 of them or cut down on the other ingredients in my opinion. Thanks for sharing Kaersten!

Absolutely easy to make and it taste so good. I didn’t peel my avocado, I basically scooped out the filing into a bowl, and it was easy from there – the jalapenos are optional, but does add a spicy touch. For Thanksgiving, this was a hit. Had a visitor from Texas and she could not stop eating this.

Fantastic! I used my old fashioned potato masher so that there were big chunks of avocado. Followed recipe exactly. It’s a keeper!

This guacamole recipe is the best one that I have tried. The ingredients were simple, and the taste of the avocado wasn’t overwhelmed by other ingredients. Even my husband, who doesn’t really like guacamole, said that it tasted very good. This will be my “go to” recipe, and I’m glad that I found it.

I thought this turned out fine. I cut the recipe in half and used one small Roma tomato. It was a bit too lemony for me. I put in a little red onion to taste and used garlic salt in place of regular.

This is the best guac I’ve ever made. I have a jar of sliced jalapeño peppers in the fridge, so I chopped some of those rather than buy a fresh pepper.

As my boss tells me, KISS (keep it simple stupid). This recipe does just that, plain and simple. This can be improved depending on your taste (I.e. I added ground cayenne pepper or paprika for a more spicy flavor as the jalapeño didn’t add enough kick or flavor), NEVERTHELESS this is a good base to go off of.


2 avocados, peeled and pitted
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional) salt and ground black pepper to taste


Mash avocados in a bowl until creamy.
Mix tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno pepper into mashed avocado until well combined; season with salt and black pepper.