Favorite Everyday Guacamole - Mountain Cravings

Favorite Everyday Guacamole

Favorite Everyday Guacamole

Finally sharing my most-requested recipe! This is a straightforward, easy recipe for crowd-pleasing guacamole that is always the first to disappear at a party.

In my not-so-humble opinion, great guacamole is all about three major flavors:

  1. Lime juice.
  2. Cilantro.
  3. Salt. Lots of salt.

If your guac needs something else, it’s one of these. If your genes make cilantro taste like soap, I’m so sorry for your loss.

Favorite Everyday Guacamole | Mountain Cravings

Guac is only as good as the tortilla chips it’s served with. I actually feel a little guilty for not sharing my favorite tortilla chips with you sooner. I picked up a bag of La Favorita tortilla chips when I first moved to Colorado and it was love at first bite!

These are perfectly salted, strong for maximum dippability, a steal at $2 per bag – but they’re literally half the calories & fat of most tortilla chips! It makes no sense that the best-tasting bagged chips are both the cheapest and the least unhealthy, but I am seriously not questioning it. Let me read you the ingredients list: stone ground yellow corn, water, corn oil, salt, trace of lime. That’s all there is!

Best of all, they’re locally made in Henderson, Colorado. Winning all around!

Sorry-not-sorry for waxing poetic about tortilla chips, because this is my life. (Not sponsored by La Favorita, just seriously obsessed with their chips, but I’d be super on board if they want to send a truckload over, thanks.)

Favorite Everyday Guacamole | Mountain Cravings

This makes a lot, but guac is everyone’s party favorite – even if you double the recipe it’s guaranteed to be wiped out in an hour! If you do manage to save any, saving the avocado pit in the guac will keep it from turning brown too quickly. Seasoning guacamole takes a little time to meld in so give it a few minutes before tasting.

And if you need a kitchen assistant, here’s a glamour shot of Scout being super helpful.

Favorite Everyday Guacamole | Mountain Cravings

Favorite Everyday Guacamole | Mountain Cravings
Favorite Everyday Guacamole
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Great guacamole is all about three major flavors: lime juice, cilantro, and salt - lots of salt. If your guac needs 'something else', it's one of these.
Course: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
  • 4 avocados
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1-2 jalapeños minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 t. cumin
  • 1 t. sea salt more to taste
  • tortilla chips
  1. Slice avocados in half and remove the pits, setting them aside. Score the avocados in the skin, then flip the skin inside out and scrape into a large bowl. Mash the avocado chunks with a large fork.
  2. Fold in tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and garlic.
  3. Add lime juice, cumin and salt; let sit for a couple minutes, then taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Scoop the guacamole into a serving bowl and press avocado pits into the center to keep the guac fresh & green.
  5. Serve with heaps of tortilla chips!

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Nutrition Facts
8 servings per container
Serving size 1/2 cup

Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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