Our Best Guacamole Recipes

From classic recipes made with just a handful of fresh ingredients to creative takes that are loaded with add-ins, these easy recipes prove there’s no wrong way to make a bowl of guac.

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Guacamole Tradicional

The best guacamole lets the mild, creaminess of ripe avocado shine. That’s why Marcela’s traditional take keeps the add-ins to a minimum. She uses just onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

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Guacamole

Alton’s easy hack for making guacamole? Use your potato masher to break up the avocado and blend it with the lime juice and spices. It makes quick work of this crowd-pleasing dip — and leaves you with the perfect, chunky texture.

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Chunky Guacamole

Ellie doesn’t mash the avocado for her super-chunky take on classic guacamole. Instead, she simply dices the fruit and stirs it together with lime juice, salt, cilantro and red onion.

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Guacamole with Lemon

No limes? No problem! Ina uses freshly squeezed lemon juice in her guac. Fresh lemon keeps the avocado from turning brown just like lime would — and it bring a subtle sweetness to this oh-so-delicious dip.

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Guacamole with Vinegar

If you’re out of citrus fruit you can still make a great batch of guac. Vinegar provides the same tart acidity that fresh lime or lemon juice would. Plus, it helps the guacamole stay greener, longer.

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Smoky Guacamole

The simple pantry ingredient that will take your guac from basic to over-the-top delicious? Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Chop them into small pieces and add them to the mix (along with a little bit of the adobo sauce) for a wonderfully smoky twist on the classic.

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Guacamole with a Kick

How do you give your guacamole an extra kick of flavor? Try adding lots of finely chopped jalapeno and garlic, along with a smoky chipotle pepper in adobo.

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Charred Corn Guacamole with Corn Chips

If you ask us, guacamole is a summer cookout must-have. It’s creamy, refreshing and easy to snack on while you’re grilling. That’s why we love Bobby’s creative take; he incorporates another one of our seasonal favorites into the dip: kernels of charred sweet corn.

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Loaded Guacamole

Thought guac couldn’t get any better? Wait until you get a scoop of this bowl topped with sour cream, queso fresco, pickled jalapenos and smoky chipotle hot sauce.

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Garlicky Holy Guacamole!

Rachael’s 5-star guacamole has more than 100 rave reviews. Fans say it’s “fantastic” and report that they “usually have to double the recipe”. It’s that good!

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Greek Guacamole

Ree’s giving guacamole a Greek-inspired twist by adding in some of our favorite Mediterranean ingredients: roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, crumbled feta and fresh dill.

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The Best Guacamole

Simple ingredients in perfect proportion make a this dip a crowd-pleasing favorite for any event. We decided not to use tomato in ours (it makes the guac watery) and included both onion and garlic for extra zip. A healthy dose of fresh lime juice balances and brightens the flavors.

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Tomatillo Guacamole

Tomatillos have a nice, bright flavor that’s perfect for perking up your run-of-the-mill guacamole. Just chop them up and throw them into the food processor along with your other ingredients and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind dip in a matter of minutes.

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Guacamole

Often times, you’ll see small-diced jalapeno peppers in guacamole. Tyler opts for the smaller, spicier serrano chiles instead — and he cuts them into big, bold rounds for an extra pop of flavor.

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Charred Pineapple Guacamole

This guacamole has got it all: creamy avocado, spicy Fresno chile, herbaceous cilantro and smoky charred pineapple. It’s a must-make whenever you’re grilling.

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Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

This recipe is perfect for autumn or winter when petite seckel pears are in season, although you can use any other variety of pear, too. The pistachios on top make this dip extra special and contrast nicely with the fruit.

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Ranch Guacamole

This fresh take on guacamole uses many of the classic ingredients in Ranch dressing (like sour cream, buttermilk and fresh chives) to take your favorite dip in a whole new direction.

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Lightened-Up Guacamole

This lighter version of guacamole is extra-creamy because of the addition of protein-dense silken tofu. Not only does it make a super-smooth puree, it reduces the fat and calories in the overall recipe.

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Guacamole

Bobby keeps it simple with his homemade guacamole, using just a handful of simple ingredients. Diced jalapenos add a hint of spice, while lime juice and fresh cilantro keep things bright and flavorful.

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Chorizo Guacamole

The ingredient list for this recipe is deceptively short — because this guac packs some serious flavor. Charred poblano, onion and lime add smokiness and a mix of fresh chorizo and crushed chicharrónes provide undeniable savor. You won’t believe you only used a handful of ingredients to make it!

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Grilled Guacamole

Giving your avocados and jalapenos a nice char before dicing will add tons of smoky flavor to your bowl of guac. Rachael uses an indoor grill pan but you could just as easily throw them on an outdoor grill.

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Spicy Guacamole

The spiciness in this simple guacamole comes from jalapeno pepper. Bobby recommends 1 full pepper for 2 avocados, but you can add more (or less) to suit your taste.

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Mango Guacamole

Diced mango makes the perfect addition to guacamole. It’s natural sweetness is perfectly balanced by piquant onions, spicy jalapeno peppers and cool, creamy avocado.

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Strawberry and Mango Guacamole

Avocado is a fruit (it’s actually a berry!) so it should come as no surprise that it pairs well with sweet mango and strawberry. Jeff takes advantage by including all three fruits in his simple guacamole (along with the traditional lime juice, cilantro and onion) for a sweet-and-savory spin on guacamole that you’re guaranteed to make again and again.

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Simple Guacamole

Marcela takes a straightforward approach to guacamole, sticking to a handful of basic ingredients: avocado, fresh cilantro, chile pepper, lime juice, onion and salt.

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Almost-Famous Guacamole

We think we’ve cracked the code to Chipotle’s famous guacamole. The secret--using equal parts fresh lemon and lime juice — adds just enough brightness and tang. If you're feeling fancy, go all out and add a couple tablespoons of diced tomatoes.

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Guacamole Seasoning

Simply add this to avocados for instant guacamole. The versatile seasoning mix is great to have on hand for more than just guac, though. Use it to flavor eggs, meat, vegetables, or even the rim of a glass for margaritas.

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