Guacamole Recipe
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Guacamole Recipe

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This is one of our favorite spicy snack food recipes, and it's quick and easy to prepare when friends drop by on short notice. It also makes a great side dish for a complete Southwestern-style meal. Mild or sweet peppers can be substituted for the chilies for those who like their guacamole a little less spicy. —Anne Tipps, Duncanville, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 29 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a large bowl, mash avocado with lemon juice. Stir in the tomato, onion, chilies, garlic and salt if desired. Cover; chill. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: about 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Guacamole in Country February/March 1990, p49

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"As is, we thought this recipe was rather bland. Needs some cilantro and half jalapeno pepper, minced. Lemon or lime juice works just as well. Probably increase salt to half tsp. (depending on the size of the avocado and tomato)."

Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"It was a hit with the family, and we try all kinds of guacamole recipes! I loved the addition of green chilies and fresh tomatoes and onions in place of canned salsa."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"Very Good. Lime juice works as well or better than lemon. As to the person who said it was too acidic. . . . .when you consume lemon juice, it becomes alkaline inside your body and actually helps to balance your acidic levels. Lemon is VERY, VERY good for you."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Excellent... added garlic salt as well."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"We used lime juice instead of the lemon juice and also added cilantro. It was delicious!"

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