Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

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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!!

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How To Make Guacamole

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.

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Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

How To Pick The Best Avocados

  • When comparing a group of fresh avocados, check the outside color of the skin of the avocados for any that are darker in color than the others. These may be riper than fresh avocados with lighter skin. Check the outer skin of the avocado for any large indentations as this may be a sign that the fruit has been bruised.
  • Place the avocado in the palm of your hand.
  • Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising and check the firmness of the avocado. See tips below for checking ripeness using “feel”.

How Do You Know When An Avocado Is Ready To Eat?

If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it’s ripe and ready-to-eat. Ripe, ready to eat avocados may have a darker color but color can vary so it is best to go by feel as well as color. It will feel lightly soft but it will not feel “mushy” to the touch. Ripe fruit is perfect for that day. Store in the refrigerator if you plan to eat it in a day or two to prevent the fruit from becoming overripe or spoiled.

Restaurant Style Homemade Guacamole

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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

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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

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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14 Responses
  1. Domestic Cleaners London

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

  2. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks

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

  3. Naomi

    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

  4. Megan {Country Cleaver}

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

  5. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

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

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