Best Guacamole Recipe

Leave it to me to write an entire cookbook on avocados (one that includes an entire chapter on guacamole) and then continue to dream up guac recipes 1 year later :) But I’m not complaining, because it lead me to the best guacamole recipe ever. Kid you not, it’s my favorite!!!

Best Guacamole Recipe

Here’s the secret. A mix of lemon and lime juice in the guacamole, the perfect amount of finely chopped red onions, freshly chopped chives and salt and pepper and a hint of spice. That’s it! The winning method is the combo of lemon and lime. It’s going to blow your mind.

The Best Guacamole Recipe Ever!


Best Guacamole Recipe

Best Guacamole Recipe


  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, chives, jalapeño, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Serve immediately with tortilla chips

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  1. This really does looks like a great guacamole recipe, love the lemon and lime juice combination and judging from what others say this must be a keeper. Thanks!

  2. Oh my–this looks divine. I’m glad I have all the ingredients on hand to make a big bowl of this for lunch today or else I would be one unhappy pregnant lady! 😉

  3. I love all of your guacamole recipes! Why should this be any different? Can’t wait to get some avocados and make a big batch of this!

  4. Well you are the guac queen, and I can attest to how good this is, having made it and having made several recipes from you killer cookbook.

  5. Given the range of sizes that both lemons and limes come in and the varying degrees of their juiciness, do you have a tsp/TBL equivalent for the 1/2 lemon and the 1/2 lime? Thanks!

  6. I think it was either at BTP1 or at your book launch party here in Seattle when you mentioned that you liked the combo of lemon and lime in your guacamole and I have been doing it ever since. It’s so good! I love the chives in this recipe. Can’t wait to try that too!

  7. Now that the weather is slightly warmer, I’ve been craving avocados (and guacamole, in particular) like crazy! I love that your recipe is simple and no-nonsense, and yet it sounds like it packs in a lot of flavor. Can’t wait to try this!

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