Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and then scoop out the insides with a spoon, leaving them as whole as you can. Mash ONE avocado - trust me, this is the secret to making this perfect!
Cut the remaining two avocados into chunks, I usually do it around 1/3 of an inch. Make sure they are a good size for scooping, not too large!
Place the MASHED avocado in a medium bowl. Add in the red onion, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. IF you are using jalapeno or cumin, add them now as well. Mix together well. Once this is combined,add in the avocado chunks. Mix until they are coated. Add in the sea salt to taste - I always use more, I LOVE it salty! Add more lime juice at this point as well, to taste.
Serve right away, or refrigerate for an hour or two.
Guacamole is very much a "make it to your own taste" dish. I LOVE it salty and limey, so adjust it at the very end to suit your own tastes.
Homemade Guacamole Tips & Tricks
Use flaked sea salt. I first ate it on guacamole at a restaurant off the beaten path in the US that boasted of having the ” best guacamole in the state”.. It literally was THE BEST guacamole I have ever eaten and part of it was because of the crunchy, flaky sea salt.
Use freshly smashed avocados. That was the other secret to that amazing guacamole. They smashed it, seasoned it with garlic, cilantro and sea salt and brought it straight to your table. We ended up ordering another bowl it was so amazing!
The lime juice will actually help keep the guacamole from browning
My main secret to this guacamole recipe? You are going to mash ONE avocado as a base for the rest of the chunky ingredients.
You can keep this in the fridge for an hour or two. It won’t go brown as long as you cover it and use it within a couple of hours for sure.
The cumin is a nice flavour but it will overpower the other fresh taste of the tomato/garlic/onion. Use it at your own risk!
Drain those tomatoes! Slice them & then place them in a colander in the sink and then just swish them around every minute or so while prepping my other ingredients. The seeds and juice eventually fall through and then you have perfect tomatoes for guacamole.
Easy Chunky Homemade Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Total Carbohydrates 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.