My Favorite Guacamole |

My Favorite Guacamole

This post was originally published here May 5, 2013. I’ve since updated the photographs and text. This is my go-to guacamole recipe. It’s always a crowd pleaser!

With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, I figured it was the perfect time to revisit My Favorite Guacamole!

This recipe was the second or third recipe to ever appear here on the blog. It’s from all the way back in May 2013. Which feels more like eleven hundred years ago than eleven.

Since then, I’ve published a few other guacamole recipes. But this one has always been my go-to for when I want something easy, traditional and tasty. My Favorite Guacamole is made with ripe avocados, lime juice and zest, red onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, salt and garlic powder. Plus, my secret ingredient for giving it some added creaminess and tang: a dollop of Greek yogurt.

My Favorite Guacamole |

My only real suggestion when making this recipe is to taste it as you go and adjust any of the ingredients as you see fit. I tend to go a bit lighter on the salt, because my favorite brand of tortilla chips is quite salty. And I like extra lime juice and zest for even more zip!



My Favorite Guacamole

My Favorite Guacamole

At a Glance:
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 avocados
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Cut the avocados and half and remove and discard the pit. Scoop the flesh out into a medium bowl and discard the peels. Add the lime zest, lime juice and salt. Use a fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency. 
  2. Add the Greek yogurt, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper and garlic powder. Stir to combine. Taste and add more salt or lime juice, if needed.
  3. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. 
  4. Guacamole is best when it’s enjoyed within a few hours of making it. 

11 comments on “My Favorite Guacamole”

  1. Liz,
    Love your blog. The recipes look awesome (I’m going to try a couple of them this week). The pictures are beautiful – makes you want to dive right in. I enjoy your writing – the story of your life. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You can also leave the avocado pit or seed in your guacamole to keep it from browning

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  4. i’m very excited to have came across this. I already use all the same ingredients in my guac but the greek yogurt sounds like a great addition- next time I make it, totally adding! thank you!

  5. Are those small avocados that you are using?

  6. I eat a lot of avocados! They are healthy and don’t bother my sensitive stomach. I put chopped fresh spinach and chopped tomatoes in mine and a few large tablespoons of plain or garlic humus and plain yogurt and cumin. It is a fast and healthy meal with tortilla chips and a cold iced tea or soda. 
    If I didn’t have a sensitive stomach, I would add lemon juice, fresh garlic, onions, banana peppers, etc. I also enjoy guacamole on a good hamburger or even a hot dog. The messier, the better! 
    To think that as child I used play under avocado trees where I would hide from the world (my siblings) and we rarely ate the avocados! I sure wish I had one in my back yard now!

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