Uses for Guacamole

This is a wonderfully authentic recipe that beats the pre-made packages from a grocery store.

You can make this a day or two in advance, as it will last for up to 3 days. It goes great with fajitas and along with your other dips for appetizers. This is rated somewhat mild for spiciness so, for more spicy servings, just increase the cayenne red pepper a bit. This recipe is related to Fajitas and Pico de Gallo and we have those recipes as well. They’re here: Pico de Gallo and Fajitas.

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Fresh Guacamole


Jeff Baygents
This fresh Guacamole recipe is great with Fajitas and many other dishes. It can even be served as a dip with multiple appetizers. It's ready for use immediately and can last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Spanish
Servings 6 people
Calories 127 kcal




  • 2 Avocados Split around the middle (top to bottom), remove the large center "nut". Then, use a spoon to scoop out the soft interior contents. Toss away the remaining outer "skin".
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • tsp minced garlic Alternatively, use ½ this quantity of garlic powder instead.
  • tsp salt
  • tsp cayenne red pepper This amount gives just a mild "kick". Can adjust later to taste, for adding more "kick", if desired.
  • ¼ cup sweet onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, freeze-dried chopped leaves Freeze dried, chopped leaves. Alternatively, use fresh chopped cilantro leaves, adding about ½ of this quantity more.
  • cup tomato, diced small or you can alternatively use grape tomatoes


  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly in any order. It's then ready to use.


  • You can store covered in the refrigerator for about 3 days for usage; mix up again prior to each usage.


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 274mgPotassium: 583mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 475IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 3mg
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