Game Day Homemade Guacamole! Step by Step Recipe

With Superbowl around the corner, I wanted to share my homemade guacamole recipe.  One of the most popular game day recipes, it is also incredibly nutritious and perfect for movie nights, pool parties or any get together you may have planned. 

Game Day Homemade Guacamole! Step by Step Recipe


Game Day Homemade Guacamole! Step by Step Recipe

Game Day Homemade Guacamole! Step by Step Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigeration Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 4-5 avocados
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

1.  Cut avocados in half. 

Homemade guacamole - avacados

2.  Remove the pits and scoop the flesh from the skin.

Homemade guacamole - avocados out of shells

3.  Mash the avocados

Homemade guacamole - mashed avocado

4.  Dice the tomatoes

Homemade guacamole - diced tomatoes

5.  Mince the garlic

Homemade guacamole - minced garlic

6. Chop the cilantro

8. Chop the onion.  Mix tomatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro together.

Homemade guacamole - add chopped onion

9. Juice the lime and add along with olive oil

Homemade guacamole - limes

10. Add the salt and pepper to the mixture

Homemade guacamole - add salt, pepper and olive oil

11. Mix

Homemade guacamole - mix

12. Fold mashed avocado into tomato mixture

Homemade guacamole - fold avocado into tomatoe mixture

13. Mix everything together

Homemade guacamole - stir together

Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes to allow all of the flavors to come together.

I like to keep the avocado shells to refill with the guacamole so that guests can grab their own serving which reduces having to go back for more every 20 seconds!

Gameday Homemade guacamole

If you are planning to store the dip overnight keep a couple of the pits to put into the mixture to prevent it from browning.

**For a more different twist on this I substitute a diced mango and jalapeno for the tomato.  The mango really compliments the lime, cilantro and garlic, while the jalapeno gives it a bit of a kick.  Together they create a really nice version of a classic dip!

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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