Perfect Guacamole

Total Time:
10 min
10 min

4 servings


Pile 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1 to 3 chopped serrano chiles, 3/4 cup torn cilantro and a big pinch of kosher salt on a cutting board. Chop, then mash into a paste with the flat side of a large knife. Transfer to a bowl, add 3 diced avocados and mash with a wooden spoon until combined but still chunky. Stir in 1 medium diced tomato and season with salt. Top with more tomato, cilantro and onion.

Photograph by Charles Masters

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    From New Mexico and this is authentic....other reviewers must be from New York City!
    Needs lime juice, when I tried it it did not taste "outstanding" but ok. I like my own old recipe better.
    With this recipe, I added 1 tb onion powder, 1 tb garlic, granulated. 3 Tb Lime juice. I want my Guacamole to have some zing. A little more cayenne pepper 
    Try using some red onion instead of a brown or white one. Also adding some jalapeno, and, you have to add either lemon or lime juice. I use whichever I have on hand. I too am not a cilantro fan so I use just a little bit of it and some parsley.
    Waaaaay too much cilantro. Probably the worst guac I've ever made.
    Excellent ! I added lime juice for a zip. Very easy
    Needs something for the browning. Lemon is better than lime, and Fruit Fresh is better than both.
    I love this guacamole dip! I will now be using this recipe from here on out. I make guacamole every week and I love this recipe because of the fresh herb taste and kick from the peppers. I was using a good bit of garlic and cayenne in my guacamole, but you don't need it with this recipe. Perfection!
    It was good, but something was missing. It needed a little lime or lemon juice.
    I love this recipe, have made it several times since I found it in an issue of FN Magazine. The only thing is you really do want to add some lime juice to this one so you don't have brown guacamole...and this is a very basic recipe so add garlic if you want, play with it. I just like my guac plain and simple this is sooooo good!
    As mentioned before me, AB's recipe is still my favorite, that thing gets requested all the time from family and friends. This recipe just didn't deliver for me, it lacked the true guacamole taste and refreshing quality. Plus as mentioned by everyone before me there is no lime.
    May I suggest substituting flat-leaf parsley for the cilantro for us?
    no garlic, no lemon or lime juice, no good:( disappointing.
    No lime to keep it from browning? No thanks. Besides - I've had AB's guac and it is amazing.
    This is a great recipe! However, I would squeeze a lime over it to keep it from browning.
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