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The best guacamole recipes are about two key elements: ripe avocados (duh) and perhaps even more importantly, the ratio of ingredients. An out of proportion guac is simply a waste of avocado, and thus, the reason to follow these simple steps for doing it right. Here, it’s all about a shower of chopped cilantro, just the right amount of acid from a lime, and some heat from a jalapeño. Then, the most important ingredient that ties it together: salt, which highlights the rich avocado, the sharpness of the lime, the herbaceous cilantro and the fiery jalapeño. Only one task is left to you: selecting the perfect chip.


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
2½ cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Scoop avocado flesh into a bowl. Add cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt. Mash with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency. Serve with chips.