The best homemade guacamole recipe made with Haas avocados, fresh jalapeño, tomato, onion, and a twist of lime. Easy, authentic recipe for guacamole!
This easy guacamole recipe is simply made with ripe Haas avocados, diced jalapeno, roma tomatoes, onion and a twist of lime. The seasonings are simple and allow you to adjust to taste.
If you always buy store made guacamole, try this easy recipe sometime! The freshness of making your own guacamole is unbeatable.
Just a few simple ingredients is all that is needed to make the best homemade guacamole.
- Avocados – Three medium Haas avocados.
- Jalapeño – One medium jalapeno diced, can add more to taste.
- Roma Tomato – About one to two chopped roma tomatoes. I like to remove the seeds from the tomatoes because I think it makes a nicer presentation of the guacamole.
- Onion – You can use diced red, white or yellow onion. I use whatever I have on hand, but if given a choice, I prefer red.
- Lime Juice – Start with the juice of half of a lime and add more to taste. You can substitute lemon juice for the lime juice.
- Seasoning: Garlic powder, salt & black pepper
Spicy – Use serrano peppers in place of the jalapeno.
HEB Guacamole – If you love the taste of HEB in store made guacamole just add cilantro and omit the garlic powder in this recipe to make it taste just like HEB's version. You will be able to make guacamole for much cheaper than you can buy it. A bonus is this recipe takes less than ten minutes to make!
How to make homemade guacamole
- Add avocado halves to medium bowl. Lightly mash with the back of a spoon or fork.
- Stir in jalapeno, tomato, onion, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together leaving some chunks of avocado remaining in the guacamole.
- Adjust lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
- I recommend removing the seeds from the roma tomatoes for a more visually appealing guacamole. This can easily be done with a small knife or spoon.
- Start with the juice of half of a lime and adjust to taste. You want the lime to accentuate the avocado flavor and not drown it completely out.
- I like to buy the bag of 5 Haas avocados from HEB (I've noticed they aren’t always available on when doing an online grocery pickup order).
Storage and Serving
Best if prepared right before serving. Serve immediately.
Store leftovers in an airtight container. You can sprinkle lemon or lime juice on top of the prepared guacamole to try and slow the color change of the avocados.
Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or to top all your favorite Mexican dishes. I love to top my chicken fajitas with it.
Easy Homemade Guacamole
- 3 Haas Avocados
- 2 Tbsp. Jalapeno diced (1 medium)
- ⅓ cup Roma tomato diced (1-2 small)
- ¼ cup Onion diced
- ½ Lime, juiced
- ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- Dash of black pepper
- Slice avocado in half and remove the pit. Add avocado halves to medium bowl. Lightly mash avocado with the back of a spoon or fork.
- Stir in jalapeno, tomato, onion, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together leaving some chunks of avocado.
- Adjust lime juice, salt and pepper to taste preference.
What kind of tomatoes to use in guacamole?
Roma tomatoes are traditionally used.
Can I use a different type of avocado?
Yes, you can substitute any ripe avocado. I just think Haas avocados have superior flavor and creaminess. Interesting to know that 95% of the avocados consumed in the US are the Haas variety.
How long is guacamole good for in the fridge?
If you wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, guacamole will last for about two days. It will discolor (turn brown) due to oxidation. You can always make a smaller batch so you aren’t left with as much to store.
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