Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

The secret to great guacamole is: "Less is more!" Forget about the chili powder, the salsa from a jar, the sour cream, etc. Just keep it fresh and simple. Also, don't "over mash it."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pit the avocados.
  2. Score avocado meat without cutting through the skin.
  3. Scoop out the avocado meat with a large spoon and place in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the lime juice and stir to evenly coat the avocados.
  5. Stir in the Pico de Gallo, garlic, oil, jalapeno and salt.
  6. Gently mash and toss the avocado pieces.
  7. The guacamole is the right consistency when more large pieces than mashed parts remain.
  8. Do not overmash.


Most Helpful

Greg this is perfect. Can I add one small trick I learned from my "abuelita"? Crush the garlic and the salt together until you have a puree. Thanks for posting this! T.J.

davinandkennard July 25, 2007

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