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creamy guacamole in a yellow bowl with 3 avocados
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Creamy Guacamole Recipe

Authentic Creamy Guacamole, perfect for burritos, nachos and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers, Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon water


  • Cut avocados in half, remove the pit, slice into sections with a knife, then scoop out with a large spoon.
  • Add avocado sections into a small food processor.
  • Add salt, sour cream, crushed garlic, lime juice, and water.
  • Blend until completely creamy.


How to Pick the Perfect Avocados

Choosing the perfect avocados is the first step to making this Mexican Creamy Guacamole Recipe.
  • First, check the color of the avocados. If the avocado is green, it's freshly picked, and still needs to ripen. The color goes from green to dark brown, sometimes with a purplish hue, as the avocado ripens.
  • If you plan on using the avocado right away, pick one that's darker in color. Also, be sure to skip the avocados with dips or dents, which indicates bruising.
  • Next, give the avocado a gentle squeeze. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe enough to use. If there is too much give, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado should yield to slight pressure, yet not be too squishy.
  • Finally, the coolest way to ensure the avocado is ripe is to check under the little nub (what remains from the stem). If the spot underneath is yellow, the avocado is not ripe enough. Brown, on the other hand, indicates the avocado is too ripe. The color you're looking for is green. Green indicates the avocado is perfectly ripe and ready to be eaten.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g