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Classic Guacamole

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
90 Calories
7 g Fat
4 g Fiber
10 mg Sodium
5 g Carbs
Classic Guacamole


Cumin, tomatoes and onion uncover the secret to classic guacamole. This simple guacamole is a low-sodium, zero cholesterol treat which is a good source (10% Daily Value or more) of dietary fiber (16% DV), vitamin C (15% DV), vitamin K and folate (10% DV).


Serves: 8

2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, peeled and seeded
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
3 drops hot pepper sauce

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Coarsely mash avocado with lemon and garlic. Stir in remaining ingredients to blend.

Serving Suggestion: For a healthier dish, serve with carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes or your favorite vegetables.

Beverage Pairing: Fresh ice tea or lemonade.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 90
Total Fat 7 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 5 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Potassium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 1 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 139 IU; Vitamin C 8 mg; Calcium 9 mg; Iron 0 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 44 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%; Vitamin D 0% 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.


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