3 Fantastic Guacamole Recipes


7/26/20232 min read

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3 Great Guacamole Recipes
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Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole is traditionally made with fresh ingredients you already have on hand. Since what you have on hand changes from week to week, don’t be afraid to add different ingredients or leave some out.

Classic Guacamole usually has the following ingredients: 2-4 avocados, white onion, jalapeno, garlic, juice of a lime, cilantro, tomatoes and salt and pepper.

I would say the avocado, onion and lime juice are essential for classic guacamole, but everything else is optional. So, make this Classic Guacamole to suit your and your family’s taste.


2-4 small avocados

½ white onion

1 small/medium jalapeno

3-4 cloves of garlic

1 lime

Several sprigs of cilantro

1 roma tomato, or any medium tomato you prefer

Pinch each of salt and black pepper


Medium/Large bowl, cutting board, sharp cutting knife, potato masher or fork, and cling wrap or cover for the bowl. Optional baking sheet to roast the half onion, garlic cloves and jalapeno.


Rinse and cut your ripe avocados in-half lengthwise, remove and save one of the pits/seeds to place in the center of your finished guacamole. (Optional) If you would like your veggies roasted, cut your onion in half, place the half on a baking sheet with the garlic cloves and jalapeno and pop in the oven on broil for 5-10 minutes. While these are broiling, scoop your avocado into the bowl and set to the side.

Chop your cilantro and tomatoes.

Remove the veggies from the oven, let cool a bit, then chop each into small pieces. Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and the tomato.

Place all of the veggies and cilantro onto the cutting board and continue cutting until there is a smooth chunky chutney of pieces all mixed together.

Put this veggie cilantro mixture into the bowl with the avocados and mix together.

Cut your lime and squeeze it into the mixture

Use your fork or potato masher to mash the avocados and continue mixing all the ingredients together to release more flavors and aromas. Mmmm, can you smell all of the aromas coming together?

Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Taste your delicious classic guacamole, cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving.

Eat it with classic tortilla chips or use it as a spread on toast or on any meal you love!

Claussen Pickle Juice and Garlic Guacamole

I have to say this is our family’s favorite version of guacamole and it is quick and easy with just four ingredients. We like to roast our veggies for guacamole, but with this version using simple ripe avocado without roasting works fine.


2-4 Large ripe avocados

2-3 Tablespoons of minced garlic

2-4 ounces of Claussen’s Pickle Juice

Sprinkle of salt or garlic salt


Cut your avocados lengthwise, remove the pits. Scoop the avocados into a bowl and the minced garlic then the pickle juice. Be careful to add just half of the pickle juice at first. You can always add more pickle juice if you need more, later. Use a potato masher to mash the avocados, garlic and pickle juice together. Have a taste and add more pickle juice to thin and soften the guacamole if desired. Sprinkle salt or garlic salt to taste.

This recipe is super heavy on the garlic and we love it! This Claussen Pickle juice and garlic recipe is definitely for the garlic lovers in your life!

Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour, serve and enjoy.


Medium/Large bowl, cutting board, sharp cutting knife, potato masher or fork, and cling wrap or cover for the bowl.

Spicy Guacamole


2-4 small avocados

½ red onion

1 small/medium serrano pepper or if you like it really hot, use a habanero pepper.

1 roma tomato, or any medium tomato you prefer

3-4 cloves of garlic

¼ tsp cayenne pepper powder, if you are using a habanero pepper you can leave the cayenne out…unless you love it really hot!

1 lime/juiced, approximately 1 ounce

Several sprigs of cilantro, chopped

Pinch each of salt and black pepper

Feel free to add other ingredients that you love. Sometimes, we add a pinch of smoked paprika or a splash of tequila to this spicy version. Also, note that many people have an aversion to cilantro. If this is the case, simply leave it out or scoop out a few servings for guests who do not like cilantro into another dish and add it to the original bowl for those who do like cilantro.


You may roast the tomatoes, onions and garlic or skip this step. Prepare was you would with the Classic Guacamole. Chill for one hour in the fridge, serve and enjoy.

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