Easy guacamole recipe

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Love this easy guacamole recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. The flavor is hard to beat!

One of my FAVORITE appetizers to get (or make) is guacamole. My husband and kids aren’t a huge fan of guacamole (they’re missing out), so I usually only order it when I’m out with my friends. I also love bringing it to BBQ and get togethers with friends.

Love this easy guacamole recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. The flavor is hard to beat!

I’ve shared one of my favorite guacamole recipes  in the past, but lately I’ve been making it a little different and had to share with you! A few months ago I went to the yummiest Mexican restaurant where they served the guacamole topped with cilantro, red onion and cotija cheese. I absolutely loved it and have been craving it ever since. I finally recreated the recipe at home. It’s so simple to make and always a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients for guacamole

Find the printable recipe below.

  • 5 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon cotija or feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Tips for finding the perfect avocados

Find the perfect ripe avocado, by popping off the stem. You want a nice yellow-green color for a perfectly ripe avocado. It should also be soft, not hard when you press on it.

Guacamole ingredients

You can omit the cheese if you don’t have any on hand, but give it a try with it… it’s so yummy! I also love the flavor that the lemon and lime mixed gives.

BEST guacamole recipe

Mmm… now after writing this post I’m craving it again. Thinking I need to head to the store tonight to pick up the ingredients to make some more.
Love this easy guacamole recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. The flavor is hard to beat!

Easy guacamole recipe

Love this easy guacamole recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. The flavor is hard to beat!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon cotija or feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

Cut the avocados and remove the skin and pit. Mash together the avocados, lemon and lime juice with a fork. Mix in the red onion, cilantro, cheese, salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Best served within 2 hours. Enjoy with fresh tortilla chips.

Grab a big bag of tortilla chips, some girl friends and enjoy!

Love this easy guacamole recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. The flavor is hard to beat!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Marci posted on July 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm (#
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    My Texan roots always crave guacamole! Will definitely have to give this a try; thanks for sharing!

  2. Lara @ Tiny Quality Homes posted on July 13, 2017 at 5:22 am (#
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    This guacamole is easy so i would give it a try. I hope it comes out good.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm (#
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      Hope you enjoy! We love homemade guacamole!

  3. Annielewis posted on July 17, 2017 at 4:41 am (#
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    Thank you for the sharing,this look yummy :D

    • Jamielyn posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:15 am (#
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      Love homemade guacamole! Perfect for summer!