Taqueria Style Guacamole

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 2 limes, juiced, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Mash avocado, half the lime juice, and salt together in a bowl with a fork until mostly smooth, retaining some chunks of avocado.
  2. Stir remaining lime juice and cilantro through the avocado mixture; add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is creamy and smooth.
Mealthy tip:

Avocados are loaded with fiber and heart-healthy nutrients! This recipe is a great basic guacamole recipe. Try fresh parsley in addition to, or instead of cilantro. Diced onion and garlic are also nice savory additions to guacamole. For a little extra kick, mix chopped jalapeño or serrano pepper into the guacamole. If you have leftover guacamole, press the pit from the avocado into the center of guacamole, squeeze some lime juice over the gaucamole, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid to help preserve the bright green color.


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Bernardo de la Vega says:

Great guacamole, although I certainly prefer mine with onion and tomato, but this is a great simple taqueria style guac.

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Tal Levitas says:

The water here helps with the texture of the recipe. I'm a huge fan of Cilantro, but would add Jalapeno to this recipe next time!

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Nick Myott says:

This is such a simple guac recipe and it was great, but I added a little jalepeno for some spice. I did like this recipe for my spice-averse people!

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Alexis Pearson says:

Holy guacamole this recipe is so easy! I make it all the time and put it on everything. Sometimes I add a little onion too, depending on what I'm having.

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Melissa Hunter says:

This creamy guacamole went perfect for taco night. It's also mild enough for my taste, I get funny about onions and tomatoes sometimes. This is a really easy recipe to follow, especially if you're doubling the batch.