Max’s Classic Guacamole Recipe

classic guacamole recipe

In honor of Cinco de Mayo day, here is Max’s classic guacamole recipe. Max has been making this recipe for years, and I’ve been asking him to share it on Health Food Radar. The people need it.

He snapped back that it was a well-kept secret, but reluctantly gave me the ingredients. So, now I can proudly share it with all of you!

First, let me tell you about the great avacado so you can feel good about what you’re eating.

The Avocados in this Classic Guacamole Recipe

One of the healthiest foods around, the avocado is actually a fruit, and it comes from a tree. The most popular is the Hass avocado and in my opinion, it’s the best.

Avocados are very nutritious. In just one medium avocado, we’re talking 20 different vitamins and minerals. Here are just some of them: Vitamin K gives you 26% of your (DV) daily value. Folate 20 % (DV), Vitamin C 17% (DV), Potassium 14% (DV), vitamin B5 14%, vitamin B6 13%, vitamin E 10% (DV). This fruit also contains small amounts of magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3.

The nice thing about avocados is that they don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium, and they are low in saturated fat. As for calories, one serving, which is about one-third of a medium avocado, comes in at 80 calories, with 1 gram of protein and 5 grams of healthy fat. There are also 3 grams of fiber. One Avocado equals three servings or 260 calories.

Avocado FAQs

Why use Hass avocados in guacamole?

Hass avocados have a longer shelf life and are smoother because of a higher fat content.

How many calories does an avocado have?

A whole avocado contains about 200-300 calories.

Is avocado a fruit or vegetable?

Avocado is a special kind of fruit.

How to get an avocado ripe?

You can place them in a paper bag at room temperature and wait a couple of days for them to soften.

This Recipe Makes Me Hungry!

Enough about the feel-good health benefits, let’s get into the recipe. I’m hungry! This classic guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make. Get all your ingredients together, mince, chop, or dice and assemble.

This classic guacamole recipe satisfies all your tastebuds. It’s spicy, creamy, peppery, salty, and has a real depth of flavor. And the best thing — it’s satisfying, so you’re not going through the pantry looking for cookies to snack on.

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1. Start preparing your ingredients: avocados, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onion, garlic, salt, Allegro and black pepper.
lime and jalapeño
2. Don’t forget the lime and jalapeño! Oh yeah, I needed to get Max’s mug in here since it’s his recipe.
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3. Smash up your avocados first.
mix in other ingredients
4. Add all the other ingredients to your bowl. Mix well.
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5. Top with some cilantro (or parsley if you dislike cilantro) and enjoy with chips or jicama sticks.
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classic guacamole recipe

Max’s Classic Guacamole Recipe

  • Author: Mark Feldman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Max’s classic guacamole recipe is the perfect dish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!


  • 2 Hass avocados, medium (or 3 small)
  • 1 T fresh lime juice
  • 4 Sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 Jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 T finely chopped red onion, optional
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 t. Allegro pepper or red chili pepper
  • 1/4 t. Black pepper
  • 1/4 t. Kosher salt
  • 12 T. Cilantro or Flat Leaf Parsley for garnish


In a medium bowl, lightly mash avocados, then stir in lime juice, sweet cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, red onion, allegro pepper, and black pepper. Top with cilantro or parsley and serve with chips or jicama sticks.


The heat of the dish will vary depending on the Jalapeño pepper, so be sure to adjust the seasoning by adding more red pepper if you like things spicy. Don’t oversalt — you can always add more at the end. If it is too spicy, add extra avocado or even sour cream or mayo (though those are fighting words in some parts).

Tip: To cut back on the assault of the red onion, try blanching them before you add them to the mix. Or, for an extra touch, try a quick pickling recipe: Combine a half cup of vinegar  (red wine or cider), 2 t. of sugar and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture over your chopped onion and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour. Drain and use.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: classic guacamole recipe, guacamole, classic guacamole, guacamole dip, avocado

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Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman is an award-winning art director and designer. Mark develops custom publishing programs, including magazines, websites and digital publications, for non-profits, B2B and consumer audiences.

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