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
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • 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 


Categories: Appetizers Recipes, Cabin & Camping Recipes, Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Company, Family Favorites, Mexican Recipes, Party Recipes, Recipes, Summer Recipes

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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