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!

Put this on some carnitas tacos. Or, 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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.6 from 8 votes
Lots of testing led me to what is finally the best guacamole ever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack, Appetizer
Cuisine Tex Mex, Mexican
Servings 6 people


  • 4 ripe Hass avocados
  • cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ 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


I'll never not recommend frying your own chips, but you can also grab a bag from the store or use this amazing guacamole on tacos.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


    1. add a bit of extra lemon or lime and then cover with plastic wrap so the plastic touches the guac and no air touches it! Can be made 1-2 days ahead

  1. I'm going to make this for Father's Day. I bought 4 large avocados. When your recipe says "4 avocados", did you mean large or small? Just want to figure out proportions for other ingredients. Thank you

  2. I love all your recipes! I love to entertain and cook. My biggest problem is cooking different meals each night for my family. The kids are all picky‍♀️ So I end up making a dinner for me and my husband then another one or 2 for the kids.

  3. It’s perfect! The salt vs citrus with the heat of the jalapeño and onion is fantastic. Definite crowd pleaser!

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

  5. 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!

  6. I love guac and can't ever say that I have one too many recipes for it - keep 'em coming!! 🙂

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