Best Guacamole EVER


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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!!!

The Best Guacamole EVER invented from (@whatsgabycookin)

I take my guacamole very seriously. It has to be the perfect mixture of smooth and chunky. Seasoned just the right amount. If it’s lacking on salt that’s a major bummed. AND…. here’s the secret. You need a mix of lemon and lime juice in the guacamole. Boom. Game over. Add to that the perfect amount of finely chopped red onions, freshly chopped chives and salt and pepper and a hint of spice and you’re set. You’ll be on your way to be best guacamole your kitchen has ever seen! Promise!

And then you can take this and jazz it up with any number of variations! I like to add bacon sometimes. A combo of pineapple and mango is delish and so summery. Or even throw in some roasted poblano peppers if you want extra smoke. You’re welcome in advance 🙂

Best Guacamole Recipe

5 from 1 vote


  • 4 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    If you declare it the best then it HAS to be! Can’t wait to try 🙂


    I dream of guac too 🙂 Ahh it’s just the best! Love that you use lemons, I usually just use lime. I trust you to have the perfect amount of ingredients. Saving this one, Gaby! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    When I saw the title, I just HAD to comment because if you’re saying it’s the best, after like 50 bazillion guac recipes later, then…this is The One. pinned

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    Coming from avocado queen herself, this must be GOOD!!!

  5. cheri

    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!

  6. katie

    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! 😉

  7. Monika

    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!

  8. naomi

    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.

  9. Samantha @FerraroKitchen

    Yes I LOVE lemon in guac!!! SO glad you mentioned that…I may even be bold and try orange haha

  10. EllenFitz

    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!

  11. Brittany

    The BEST guacamole? I love that is looks super simple with no crazy ingredients — I’ll have to try it and find out if it’s the best. 🙂

  12. Heather Christo

    let me just saddle up to this with a bowl of chips and I would devour the entire thing!!

  13. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    I am drooling!!! I bought another brown avocado this week. I’m so over it. At least I have lemons…

  14. Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    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!

  15. amy

    Do you make your own chips? If not, what kind do you prefer as these look so light and yummy!!!!!!!!

  16. Dana

    I’ve had this made by the queen herself and I can confirm this is actually the best guacamole in the world

  17. Happy Valley Chow

    I loovveeee guacamole, but have to admit I have never made it before. Definitely need to change that! Great job and great recipe 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • Gaby

      ooooo yes!! must change that stat 🙂 let me know what you think!

  18. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    Tried it, and yep! You are the guacamole queen!!!

  19. Amy Chatwin

    Me + a book + a bowl of this and some tortilla chips = next weekend.
    Or maybe, Thursday, the pre-weekend, weekend.

  20. Kim Beaulieu

    I can’t even take how amazing this looks. Looks fantastic.

  21. Kate @ Diethood

    I love guac and can’t ever say that I have one too many recipes for it – keep ’em coming!! 🙂

  22. [email protected] ‘n’ Cookies

    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!

  23. Shaina

    Love the lemon and lime in here. I can never have too many avocados.

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    I’m about ready to head to bed, and now…all I want is chips and guac. Dang you!

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