Perfect Guacamole Dip

You have to love a nice bowl of guacamole. There is nothing like it, especially when it is done right. The funny thing is that everyone seems to have their own version of this wonderful Mexican dip. There is one grocery store that I often frequent, and I am blown away every time I see this huge tub of guacamole, waiting for customers to come and ladle into their containers for checkout. I am blown away because I know that the guacamole dip has been sitting out for some time, and in my opinion, guacamole dip is meant to be prepared, served, and eaten rather quickly.

Perfect Guacamole Dip

I make guacamole dip all of the time. It is on the table on Saturday or Sunday afternoons while enjoying delicious tacos, or during the week during taco night with the kids. Simple and truly delicious, this dip has nothing but the right texture, and combined flavors of sweet, sour, and spicy.

If you are looking for the perfect dip to go with your tacos, nachos, or heck, served as a spread on a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, it will be sure to please, however you end up serving it.


  • 2 large avocados, not too soft or firm to the touch
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded, and minced
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp of fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 large lime
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, cored, and diced
  • salt to taste

Get started by getting a large enough bowl out, or if you have a pestle and mortar, even better. Add in everything but the salt and avocado, and lightly mash, and mix it all together. Next, run your knife around the avocado. You will feel the pit run against your knife. Once your knife has gone all the way around, use both hands, and simply twist and lift the top part of the avocado. You will see the pit. Carefully use your knife and quickly whack the pit, twist, and remove the pit. Repeat the process with the second avocado.

Now you have a couple of options to remove the  meat of the avocado. I like to run my knife, making marks in a checkered pattern, then use the back of a fork, or simply use a spoon, and remove it, placing it into your bowl. You are now ready to combine everything. Add a generous pinch of salt to the mixture, and with your pestle, or forks, lightly mash, making sure to leave some texture. The goal is not not make a creamy paste, just don’t go there. You know you have had it before, the type of guacamole dip where it was probably tossed in a blender with sour cream, and made into a mushy paste. The goal is a nice texture.

Taste, and season with a bit more salt, or lime juice. Serve with tortilla chips, alongside your favorite tacos, or heck, eat it by the spoonful. Just remember that everything that went into it, is healthy, and great for you. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Perfect Guacamole Dip”

  1. This is such a great recipe for guacamole. It is so fresh and delicious and the lime really makes it! I especially appreciate the detail on getting the right texture, it makes all the difference.

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