Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

What I used:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime (plus extra if storing before serving)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove



  • Halve, peel, and pit avocados, retaining the pits if storing before serving.
  • Juice lime.
  • Dice onion, jalepeno, and tomatoes.
  • Mince cilantro and garlic (or press garlic).

(1)  Using a potato masher or pastry cutter, mash avocados, lime juice, cumin, and cayenne together.


(2)  Fold in onions, jalepeno, garlic, and cilantro.


(3)  Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.


  • When tasting guacamole for heat, wait until after this 1 hour timeframe as the spices won’t fully seep into the recipe until then
  • If waiting for longer than 1 hour to serve, depress pits in guacamole, cover with additional 1 Tbsp lime juice, and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  When prepared this way, I have had guacamole remain green for up to 3 days.


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