Guacamole Recipe

This recipe for guacamole is a unique recipe with delicious fresh ingredients. It’s easy to make and definitely chip-worthy. Prepare yourself for recipe requests.

guacamole recipe

Guacamole Recipe with Sour Cream

My Sister-In-Law once shared some of her Mexican heritage recipes with me. I have to say that Mexican is my absolute favorite culture of food, so I soaked up all that she said. This is my favorite dish. What she shared with me changed the way I make guacamole. I went one step further and added a couple of power ingredients to her base. I think this is absolutely the tastiest guacamole dip I’ve ever had. No one has come close to this tasty appetizer recipe. Guacamole is such a versatile dish. This easy guacamole recipe can be served over Barbacoa Tacos, as a simple afternoon snack, or as a side to homemade chicken flautas.

What I Love about this recipe

  • It is an easy recipe to make
  • It’s made with fresh ingredients that are so healthy for you
  • With such interesting ingredients, it will be a unique guacamole recipe
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With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have yourself a delicious guacamole dip in no time at all.

Avocados – Look for my tips on picking ripe avocados below

Tomatoes – I used only to use Roma Tomatoes for this dip, but this time, I just used what I had in my garden, which is beefsteak. The key is to squeeze the juice out of the center of the tomatoes and place them on a paper towel to soak up more juice. Dab them with a paper towel to dry them out a bit more.

Sour Cream – I know, some people have a strong aversion to using sour cream in guac dips, but that is what my sister-in-law taught me, so there you have it

Horseradish – This is a big key to the flavor of this guacamole dip. It lends a strong and spicy flavor that is so unique and makes the guac so tasty. If you do not have grated horseradish, then you can use prepared horseradish sauce

Salt – This is so important to flavor. It enhances the flavor of the avocados and the tomatoes. I use about 1/2 teaspoon, but I always add more if it needs it. It is always important to taste the guac before serving and adjust the salt – by adding more if needed

Cilantro – Fresh is preferred. I have used partially dried in a pinch, but fresh is a game changer for guac

How to Make the Best Avocado Recipe Ever

Step One

In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream and salt

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Step Two

Mix in horseradish and cilantro

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Step Three

In a separate bowl,

Cut the avocados in half – Remove the avocado seed – spoon the avocado out of the shell

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Step Four
Chop the tomato into large pieces and lay them on a paper towel to dry

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Step Five
Use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocado (leaving some chunks) partially

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Step Six
Transfer the partially mashed avocado to the sour cream mixture

Add tomatoes and fold in

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Step Seven
Enjoy with tortilla chips.

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Expert Tips

Gently mashing the avocado gives this dip the creaminess it needs to be a chip-worthy dip and helps the other flavors incorporate into the avocado

If you want a creamy guacamole, then mash the avocado first, and add the sour cream and seasonings – mix well. Fold in the tomatoes and cilantro at the end

Add jalapeno for a nice kick to this recipe


Black Beans and Corn Guacamole – Fold in drained black beans and corn for more texture and a fun Tex-Mex twist

Mango Guacamole – Add mango chunks and red onions diced to make a mango guacamole

Spicy Apple Guacamole – Add chunks of peeled tomato, diced red onion, and jalapeno

Greek Guacamole – Add kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onion and parsley

Bacon and Feta Guacamole – Crumble bacon, diced red onion, and feta on top

Serving Suggestion for this Guacamole Dip with Sour Cream


What is traditional guacamole made with?

ripe avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic seasoning, fresh lime juice, and salt

Does saran wrap keep guacamole from turning brown

It does a good job of storing guacamole and preventing it from turning brown, but it only lasts for a couple of hours to a day. Pat the guacamole to release air pockets. Seal tightly with saran wrap and store in the refrigerator.

How to Pick Ripe Avocados


Look for avocados that have turned a darker green or are partially dark green


you have to feel if an avocado is ripe. Use your thumb to press the sides of the avocado. If it is rock hard, it’s not ripe. If you can make an indentation in the flesh, then it’s probably ripe

The skin should be bumpy and not smooth

How to know if an avocado is too ripe


The color will turn such a dark green that it will be almost black


when you press the side of an avocado that is too ripe it won’t just make an indentation it will be squishy

air pockets are usually created because the avocado inside is shrinking

the flesh is brown

the skin is easily ripped open

the bumps are like a crocodile skin. They are really pronounced

Keeping your Green Guac Green for serving

The best way to keep guacamole green is to reduce the airflow on top. There are a few ways to do that.

Plastic Wrap – Pat the guac down until it is flat with no air pockets and immediately cover it with saran wrap or press and seal wrap that is pulled down tightly around the guacamole dip

Layers – If you are making layered dip, do not place the guacamole on top. Make sure it is in between a couple of ingredients so that it can not get airflow

Water – I have not tried this, but I have read that you can press the air pockets out of the top of the guacamole recipe by tapping it down and then placing a layer of cold water over the top. The water prevents any oxygen from getting to the surface of the guacamole dip

Lime Juice – In my opinion, lime juice is a delicious addition to guacamole and it does help preserve the color for a bit. You can probably make a guac a half hour before a party and leave it out on the counter if it has lime juice mixed in.

You won’t find any lime juice in this recipe to preserve the color, but you can certainly add a little if you have leftovers. I have never had leftovers, so it’s never been an issue.

Chunky Guacamole or Mashed Guacamole

I like to leave the dip very chunk for the chunky guacamole recipe. To do this, I dice my avocado and I do not add it until I am ready to fold the other fresh ingredients into the guac dip. I partially mash the diced avocado so that you can still get a creamy bit on your chip along with chunks of avocado. Then, I fold it into the creamy base along with the other fresh ingredients

To make a smooth mashed avocado, mash until the avocados are cream and then fold in the fresh ingredients


Store guacamole tightly covered and in the refrigerator for up to a day

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Serving Size

This recipe will comfortably serve 4 people with generous portions

Double or Triple this recipe to serve more

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My Secret Ingredient Guacamole

Delicious, chunky guacamole
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 343cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 2 Tbsp. Sour Cream
  • ½ tsp. salt add up to 1/2 tsp. more if you taste it and feel it needs it
  • 1 tsp. Horseradish Prepared Fresh Grated
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • 4 large Soft Avocados
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes – Drained of juice and Coarsely chopped


  • In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, horseradish, salt, and cilantro
  • Cut your tomatoes in half, stand over the sink, and squeeze the tomato juice out of the tomato.
  • Chop the tomato in to large pieces, and lay on a paper towel to dry
  • Cut your avocados in half – Remove the avocado seed – spoon the avocado halves out of the shell and place them into a separate bowl
    making guacamole
  • Use a knife to dice the avocados and a fork or potato masher to partially mash the avocado (leaving some chunks)
    chopping avocados for guacamole
  • Add the partially mashed avocado to the sour cream mixture and fold in
  • Finally, fold the tomatoes
  • Enjoy with tortilla chips.


nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 343cal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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