819 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofAlton Brown

Total: 1 hr 20 min Prep: 20 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy



  • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve. 

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Show: Good Eats
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819 Ratings

This is great! I rated this based on feedback after making this multiple times for many different people over a few years...not my own personal taste (but I do love it)! Stop with the "authentic" comments. No claim it's authentic. And, really, who can say what's authentic? You'll find multiple different recipes from different regions of Mexico. Really? See All Reviews Post Review

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