Guacamole for a Crowd!

3.67 from 3 votes

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My go-to Guacamole recipe. It’s a great, easy recipe to have on hand and is not boring in the least. And the best part is, everyone LOVES it!


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Avocados and I go waaaaay back.

I was first introduced to them when I was 14-ish and I ordered fajitas at a Mexican restaurant….somewhere in Canada. Yes, we Canadian’s have Mexican restaurants too.  Guacamole came with my meal and I was like “I’m not eating that. Ew.” But then for some reason,  I was possessed by the fruit tree Gods and gave it a whirl.

You guys, I fell in love.

{This story is almost as romantic as when I met and fell in love with my husband.}

I don’t know if it was the creamy texture or the light hint of spice, but by George was it tasty. And oh what a memorable meal it made.

Avocados made my heart grow two sizes that day. One size for fajitas in general and one size for the actual guacamole.

And then I went home and sang kumbaya.

Just kidding.

I most likely sang Spice Girls.

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Oh, to be 14 again.


I’m here to convince you that you too can become a guacamole lover {if you try this recipe….cough cough.}


Also, California Avocados sent me a bunch of glorious avocados that I HAD to use {thanks, friends!!}. Obviously, I’m going to just make guacamole…and one million avocado toasts for breakfast. But, that’s neither here nor there.

{Side note: California Avocados was a sponsor for Indulge 🙂 We did a guacamole cooking contest in the middle of the conference and it was like a dream come true. SO.MUCH.GUACAMOLE. I heard angels singing.}

California Avocados

So anyways, like I mentioned before, this is my go-to recipe and I love love love it. Namely because I include goodies like, diced tomato, garlic and cilantro. I love a guacamole with goodies.

The garlic and cilantro gives this a nice little flavor punch and the tomato adds color and a little more volume to the overall dish.

It’s delicious by itself, with chips, on toast with eggs {or just on eggs!}, in burritos or wherever you’d like to stuff it, dip it or schmear it.

Unmixed guacamole

If loving guacamole is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Enjoy, friends! Have a great weekend.

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3.67 from 3 votes

Guacamole for a Crowd!

My go-to Guacamole recipe. It's a great, easy recipe to have on hand and is not boring in the least. And the best part is, everyone LOVES it!
servings 24 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 12 ripe California Avocados
  • 6 limes
  • 2 large cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 head cilantro washed and chopped
  • lots of salt & pepper to taste


  • Scoop avocados into largw bowl. Top with juice of all the limes and garlic. Mash until avocados are the consistency you like {smooth or chunky}. Stir in remaining ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole
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26 Responses
  1. Lauren

    This is almost exactly how I have always made my guacamole! The exception being the addition of fresh squeezed lime juice and some pepper! I always have to do the lime juice!

  2. Billie Barnett

    I was copying your “guacamole for a crowd” and when I tried to get the Directions to come up, nothing happened………I know it is not rocket science, but I would like to see your directions for putting it all together……thank you for helping me……..can’t wait to try the recipe. Billie Barnett. [email protected]

  3. Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    LOVE guacamole too! This would be great for tailgating in the fall. I must make a test batch now though! 😉

  4. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    I love guacamole too. The first time I tried Mexican, I was 18 and it was terrible. Luckily I tried it other times at much better restaurants but it still took me years before I tried guacamole. My first taste was homemade and I loved it instantly.

  5. Chris Hansley

    Hi Lauren,
    Is there enough acid in the limes to keep the guac from turning brown? How long can this sit out be it starts to turn?
    Thanks for all the great recipes and info.

    1. Donna

      5 stars
      Here’s a tip I found that works! After you make your guacamole, gently pour a layer of lukewarm water over over it. Put the lid on your bowl as usual and refrigerate. When ready to serve, gently pour off the water and stir!

    2. Jeanie Gohmert

      I made guacamole tonight. I used 5 small avocados & added 1 tsp of Fruit-fresh to help it from turning brown as will as 1 Tlbs. Lime juice. I also add 1/2 TSP of Chili powder & 1 tsp Comino powder in addition to what you add minus the tomatoes (my family doesn’t prefer tom. in it even though I do so I LEAVE IT OUT). I use garlic & onion powder & dried cilantro & they love it. I wrote the recipe down so I could repeat it. I NEVER used to like guacamole now I DO!

  6. Sarai @ Confessions of an ex-ballerina

    My husband is in love with guacamole. This looks like a good recipe to feed him. Thanks!

    1. Lauren

      Yes, just do your best to ensure it’s covered completely in the fridge. It should stay green if you cover it directly with plastic wrap.

  7. Erika M

    1 star
    After combining the quantities of ingredients as instructed, the amount of lime juice that this recipe says you should use is VERY OVERPOWERING. I’m so disappointed! I’ve got guacamole that looks like guacamole but tastes like lime juice. It overpowers it so much that at no point when you’re chewing a bite to you taste any of the other elements that are in the quacamole. All I taste is LIME and I even used 16 avocados instead of 12 as instructed! Perhaps the full juice of 6 limes is to ensure the guac doesn’t turn brown but you taste nothing but lime! I’d rather have guacamole that’s a bit brown that tastes ok than bright green guacamole that tastes like lime.

    Anyone who follows this recipe should juice the limes in a separate bowl and then gradually mix in the juice and taste it throughout.


    1. Lauren

      You must have had very juicy limes! I usually get about 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice per lime. Lime juice adds the acidity and enhances the garlic flavor. I’m SO sorry you had problems. 1 lime per 2 avocados is pretty standard for my guacamole and I’ve had no problems. Add more garlic and cilantro?!

    2. Jeanie Gohmert

      use Fruit-fresh & smaller amount of lime juice to keep-it from turning brown. For 5small avocados I used 1 TSP Fruitfressh & 1 TSBLP lime juice. I was perfect for us tonight. My recipe was a little different than her’s but cut back on lime juice & add Fruit-fresh is my answer. I ADD Fruit-fresh next day to brighten up the color again.

  8. Heather Snell

    I’m so excited to try this recipe! I have recently been exposed to the wonderful food that is avocado and I am in love! Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

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    By volume how much guac does 12 avocados make approximately? A pint, quart? I am making for a grads open house and need quite a lot.

  11. Stacy

    How do you keep the guacamole fresh looking when you area actually serving it (not storing it) and it is out in the open?

  12. Emina

    5 stars
    I’ve been making this recipe for years, pretty much every time we have a gathering at home. It’s simple but extremely tasty. Absolutely recommend it!