Guacamole is a popular dip or spread made from mashed avocados, lime juice, and a variety of seasonings. It is a staple of Mexican cuisine and is enjoyed all over the world.

The origins of guacamole are somewhat disputed, but it is generally thought to have originated in Mexico. Avocados have been cultivated in Mexico for thousands of years and were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet. It is likely that people have been making some form of guacamole for just as long.

To make guacamole, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Avocados
  • Lime juice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • Salt

To prepare the guacamole, you will need to mash the avocados with a fork or potato masher, then stir in the lime juice, onion, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers (if using). Season the mixture with salt to taste.


Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 2 large Avocados
  • 1 each Roma tomato — chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion — minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro — chopped
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • 2 teaspoons Jalapeno – minced
  • salt — to taste


  • Pit and peel avocados, place in bowl. Add tomatoes, onions, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and jalapenos. With a fork, coarsely mash mixture and salt to taste.

Guacamole is a versatile and flavorful dip that can be served with a variety of foods. It is often served as a topping for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes, and is also delicious served with chips or vegetables for dipping. It can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps, or as a topping for grilled meats and vegetables.