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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
    about 1-1/2 cups


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • ElisabethM
    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).

  • gaylene2
    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.

  • Emanon
    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.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Feb 3, 2015

    Excellent... added garlic salt as well.

  • Eden G.
    Nov 5, 2014

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

  • sjpoor
    Sep 22, 2014

    Made with 2 avacados, the juice of a small lemon, onion and one chopped tomato. Did add the salt. Didn't realize I had forgotten the green chilis until it was ready to go on the table. Didn't miss them and the guacamole was terrific! Will definitely add this to my recipe file as a keeper.

  • lananadine
    Jun 7, 2014

    Great recipe! I double or triple this as my 2 and 5 year olds gobble this stuff up.

  • TimedOut
    Aug 22, 2013

    A keeper! I made this recipe twice. the second time, i added a bit less lemon juice and enjoyed the taste just as well as following the recipe the first time.

  • taraclausen
    May 24, 2013

    This is so good. I doubled it and had it stored in my fridge. My husband and some buddies dropped by and three men who swore they hated avocado scarfed it down in no time flat.

  • Mamacat53
    May 17, 2013

    Delicious! Glad it doesnt call for sour cream or cream cheese like some other reciepes do.