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Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

My Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole is going to be a new favorite in your home! Simple fresh flavors that will knock your tastebuds off 🙂
Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole!! Oh how I love it with a big bowl of crispy chips. Is there much better? I’ve developed a killer guacamole recipe with just the right seasonings and flavor that tastes like it’s straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Hope you enjoy!!

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

You’ll need 4 nice large avocados perfectly ripe. You should be able to press your thumb slightly into the avocado. Not too much or then it could be browned. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro! Go to your produce section and look for Anaheim peppers and Pasilla peppers. They should be close to each other. These are the magic ingredient to my guac.

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

Gorgeous ripe avocados.

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

Place all 4 of your avocados into a large mixing bowl and let’s get started!

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

A little kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper please!

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole


Fresh lime!

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole


Squeeze the juice right into the bowl.

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole


Add your cilantro and smoked paprika. Be sure you use smoked paprika only. It adds the perfect smoky bite.

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole


You will roast your peppers ahead of time. Remove the membranes and broil in your oven until the skin is blackened. See recipe for more details. Give this all a good stir until you reach the consistency of your liking. Grab a bag of chips and enjoy!!

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole


Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 20 min

Restaurant Style Guacamole

  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted Anaheim Chile pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted Pasilla pepper
  • 4 large, ripe avocados, split, pitted and removed from skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat oven’s broiler. Place split peppers, membranes removed onto a piece of foil. Place in oven and let cook until skin is blackened. Remove and wrap completely in foil. After 5 minutes, carefully remove blackened skin and chop.
  2. Place avocados in large bowl. Add salt, pepper, lime juice, smoked paprika, cilantro and chopped roasted peppers. With a spoon, stir and mash until you reach the consistency of your liking. Serve right away with chips.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1

    I love homemade guacamole! Yours looks fabulous!

  2. 2

    Those avocados are gorgeous! And I am always game for guacamole, especially on Cinco de Mayo!

  3. 3

    Is it wrong to want to eat this with a spoon? For breakfast? Because if it is I don’t wanna be right!

  4. 4
    Naomi says:

    I need a huge bowl of this and a bowl of crispy chips to go with it! But mainly just the guac, because I could eat with a spoon

  5. 5

    Guacamole is nectar of the gods. I love the smoked paprika addition!

  6. 6

    Homemade guacamole is the best!

  7. 7
    Karen says:

    So fresh…looks great! Love that there are not many ingredients and it is so simple!

  8. 8

    I could eat guacamole all day long every day. It’s my friend.

  9. 9

    I’m all about some guacamole! Looks great – and I love the peppers you used 🙂 Pinning!

  10. 10
    Maria says:

    Give me a big bowl!

  11. 11

    Yum!! Thanks for these! They look delicious!

  12. 12
    Gaby says:

    Yum! Love this!!!

  13. 13

    Looks scrumptious! I love avocado. I have try your recipe for this guacamole. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. 14

    Great recipe, turned out delcious. Thanks for sharing.


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