Perfect Guacamole


I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on Cook AZ I Do for guacamole.  Considering how much our family likes guacamole, that just is not acceptable.  I think the reason I haven’t put it on here is most of the time with guacamole I just wing it.  I also have liked it pretty plain in the past so that the avocado is the star, but recently I’ve had some chunky guacamole at restaurants and really enjoyed it.  So I decided to figure out how to make it, and get the recipe  down so I could repeat it.  This recipe is the perfect guacamole to me.  It is kind of a cross between chunky and smooth with tons of flavor.  The avocados still shine, but there is some other tasty stuff going on in this bowl, too!


This guacamole would be perfect for company as it is a little spicy, but not a lot.  If you like it more spicy, you can always add one more jalapeno.  If you like it a little more chunky, add another 1/4 cup tomatoes and 1/4 cup onions.  Just don’t eliminate the lemon juice, as it keeps the avocados from turning brown. Guacamole is really easy to adjust to your preferences.


My husband never really ate guacamole until I made this version.  He ate quite a bit of this and even told me it was good.  After I picked myself up off of the floor, I decided this one was a keeper!  Summer is still going strong here in Arizona, and since it isn’t Labor Day yet, I think there is still time for more guacamole.  Of course, there really isn’t any season that I know of that isn’t appropriate for Mexican food!  I hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone!




  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c onion, diced small
  • 1/4 c tomato, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, diced small without seeds and membranes
  1. In a large bowl, with a fork, mash together avocados, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.  Does not freeze or store well in refrigerator so eat it all up! 🙂

Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, adapted from a recipe by She Wears Many Hats 



About Shari

My name is Shari, and I am an Arizona native and married mother of 3 who loves to cook and bake and figure out how to garden successfully in our suburban home in the desert. On this blog you will find a combination of savory and sweet recipes that have been tested by me, along with many tips to help you be successful. I hope you enjoy them! (
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31 Responses to Perfect Guacamole

  1. Looks delicious! I find it hard to quantify the ingredients to a recipe too when I almost always go with a splash of this, a pinch of that, a bit of that ;P

    • Shari says:

      Thank you, Bec! Normally I don’t cook that way as I always want to be able to duplicate my recipes if I like them, but for some reason with guacamole I always just threw it together. Really, with guacamole you can’t go wrong as long as it has avocados in it! 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great week!

  2. I’m glad you made the chunky guacamole. Chunky makes the flavors pop!

  3. Teresa says:

    This sure looks perfect to me, Shari! I love guacamole. I’ll be trying this!

    • Shari says:

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it. I think maybe guacamole is kind of like potato salad. Everyone has their favorite version. As long as it has avocados in it, though, I love it. I hope you have a great week, Teresa!

    • Shari says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! You might say I’ve never met a guacamole I didn’t like. I think they are all wonderful, but this one would be my first choice. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. cheri says:

    Hi Shari, we are big avocado fiends in our family. Always looking for a different guacamole recipe, this certainly sounds like a keeper.

    • Shari says:

      Thank you, Cheri! That is a good way to put it, “avocado fiends”! I think I fit in that category. 🙂 We are fortunate to be able to get good guacamole at a lot of the restaurants in the valley. But this is perfect when you want to make it at home. I hope you have a great week!

  6. This looks absolutely lovely!!

  7. Looks wonderful Shari… my family loves guacamole and this looks perfect. … 🙂

    • Shari says:

      Thank you, Chitra! I was so happy my husband liked it. It is great your family likes it as well since avocados are so good for you. I saw on your blog you are getting a little break. I hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. I just love guacamole Shari and your versions looks delicious! I would love to have an avocado tree, the only problem being WINTER. O.k. I am whining already.

  9. You have just made my husband a very happy man. He loves avocado ANYTHING, and he would love it if I made guacamole for once. (Yes, you read that right – I never make guacamole.) Personally, I have a hard time getting excited about our pal the avocado, but I think I could be enthusiastic about this recipe. Thanks!

    • Shari says:

      That’s okay, Ruth! I understand as I didn’t used to like them either. It’s funny how opposite I am about avocados now. I was sooo surprised when my husband started eating this guacamole because he has never liked avocados. My thing I don’t like is ketchup. I can’t stand the stuff. I appreciate your honesty. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. nancyc says:

    I love guacamole and this looks wonderful! 🙂

  11. Alok Singhal says:

    I love Mexican food, especially Chipotle’s Veg Bowl.
    I have never had Guacamole. This looks like something i should try sometime, though i don’t like Avocado that much (it tastes bland) 😦

    • Shari says:

      It would be worth trying I think. Guacamole has a lot more flavors going on than just the avocado so you might like it, especially since you enjoy Mexican food. I love Chipotle’s, too, and can never get enough Mexican food. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Alok!

  12. rozpaige says:

    Like you Shari, I just wing it without exact measurements for Guacamole too. I use everything that you do, except one little thing: lime instead of lemon juice . . . but either one adds that wonderful extra tang necessary for a perfect GUAK! Love it! Wish I was there to share with you under one of those gorgeous purple-orange-blue SW’ern sunsets in Phoenix! This time of year is so gorgeous there!

  13. Liz says:

    Totally perfect and awesome photos too, with great colour combination!

  14. Looks say it all! Amazing texture and color ….

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