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There's no doubt about it—simple guacamole is the best guacamole. When you're working with such an incredible line-up of fresh ingredients (avocado, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro), you really don't need bells and whistles to make your dip stand-out delicious. If you opt to make your guacamole a few hours in advance, simply squeeze a bit of lime juice over your guac, then gently press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the dip to prevent browning. 

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2013


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

Serves 6 (serving size: 1/4 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place avocados in a medium bowl, and mash roughly with a fork. Add fresh lime juice, kosher salt, and minced garlic clove; mash to desired consistency. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro.


Nutrition Facts

109 calories; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 1.4g; sodium 85mg.