Classic Guacamole

Tasty, fresh, and damn near addictive, this traditional guac recipe doesn't pull any punches.

Classic Guacamole
 

If you love guacamole (and who doesn’t?), then we’ve got the ultimate recipe for you. It’s simple, straightforward, has just the right amount of heat, and, most important, it stays true to the classic. 

Crunchy red onion, crushed garlic, salt, cilantro, a dash of hot sauce, lime, and salt allow the avocados to shine in this all-time favorite that we guarantee you’ll be eating all summer long.

Nutrition (per serving)

167 calories; 15g fat; 2g protein; 9g carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 6g net carbs.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 2 Tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ lime
  • 4 dashes hot sauce or to taste
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro (optional)

Have onion minced and garlic crushed—and in a bowl—first.

Halve avocados and use a spoon to scoop the flesh out into the bowl.

Use a fork to mash up the avocado. Don’t go for a super-smooth texture; leave some little lumps of avocado.

Now squeeze in the juice of the half-lime, and add the hot sauce and salt and cilantro if using. Stir it up and serve immediately.