Classic Guacamole Recipe

A crowd-pleasing Mexican party dip. To mix it up, play with the heat — turn it up by adding more peppers or cut back slightly for children and guests who prefer a milder taste.


1 cup diced sweet onion
1/4 cup minced, seeded jalapeño peppers (about two peppers)*
3 ripe avocados from Mexico, peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

* For extra kick, leave the seeds in the pepper.


Step 1: In medium bowl, combine onion, jalapeño peppers and avocados. Stir to combine.

Step 2: Add cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly. Serve with crisp tortilla chips and extra lime wedges. Best if enjoyed within 24 hours.

Makes approximately 2 cups