A classic guacamole with fresh garlic, lime, jalapeno and seasoned with cumin, cayenne, and fresh cilantro.

This recipe for guacamole is a delicious combination of creamy avocado, tangy lime, and zesty spices. The addition of fresh cilantro and diced jalapeno pepper gives it a burst of flavor and a hint of heat, while the cumin and cayenne add depth and complexity. The texture is smooth and creamy, making it the perfect dip for crispy tortilla chips. Overall, this guacamole is a refreshing and flavorful snack that is perfect for any occasion.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Chill Time

1 hour

Total Time

1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (remove seeds for a milder flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


Preparing the Avocados: Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl.

Mashing: Add salt and freshly squeezed lime juice to the avocados. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the avocados until you achieve your desired consistency. Some like it chunky, while others prefer a smoother guacamole.

Adding Flavor: Stir in the minced garlic, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeño, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Chilling: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, ensuring the wrap makes contact with the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Serving: After chilling, give the guacamole a quick stir. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Tip: If you want to add a touch of sweetness and texture, consider folding in some diced tomatoes or red onions. For an extra zing, a splash of hot sauce works wonders.