Creamy Guacamole

Creamy Guacamole

A light creamy guacamole that even picky eaters will love!


4-6 servings


2 large ripe avocados*
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
Several shakes of Tapatio or your favorite hot sauce
1/2 cup sour cream

Ingredients for creamy guacamole


1. Slice open avocados, remove pits, and scoop out the meat with a large spoon.

2. In a small-medium mixing bowl, mash avocados with lime/lemon juice. Then, stir in remaining ingredients.

Creamy guacamole

Serve fresh with bean tacos, taco salad, homemade pita chips, or your favorite Mexican food!

Whole wheat pita chips served with creamy guacamole
Creamy guacamole, served with homemade pita chips

Additional Notes: 

*Avocados are ripe when soft to the touch and very dark green on the outside. Ripe avocados can be stored in the fridge for a few days before using.

Guacamole is easy to experiment with! For a more authentic version, replace the hot sauce with a finely chopped seeded jalapeno or pepper of your choice. You can also add a spoonful of fresh tomato salsa and stir it into the guacamole.

Guacamole is best served fresh, but can be kept in the fridge for a couple days after making. To minimize browning, store leftover guacamole in a small airtight container. Squeeze lime juice over the top of the guacamole and place plastic wrap against the juice to prevent air exposure.

Whole wheat pita chips served with creamy guacamole
Creamy guacamole, served with homemade pita chips

Preparation Time: 

8-10 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is my favorite guacamole recipe, ever!

Many thanks to my friend Jennifer for the idea of adding some sour cream into the guacamole. It lends a smooth, creamy, and almost... sweet taste to the guacamole and is truly the difference between a so-so guac and a "Can I just eat the whole bowl?!" guac!!

Yehoshua (6) saw me making this and asked if I could leave out the cilantro. I said I would for part of it, since I know he really dislikes cilantro. Then he spied the avocados. "Can you leave out the avocados too for me?" :) I told him that wasn't possible since guacamole IS avocados! I ended up just making the recipe as written and when Yehoshua tried a bite (on a homemade pita chip) he was surprised that he actually liked it after all!

Joshua had a similar reaction when I told him I'd made guacamole. He isn't a big fan of avocados and absolutely hates fresh cilantro, but I asked him to try a bite anyway. He took a bite... and then another, proclaiming it to be the best guacamole he'd ever eaten! I think he was shocked that I had made a guacamole that he actually liked, and of course I was pretty happy to see it go over so well. :)

So... this is guacamole for people who don't like guacamole! Try it and let me know what you think! :)

Ingredients for creamy guacamole


We made this tonight and ate it with tortilla chips. Very uummy!!


Hi Tammy,
I made your guacamole recipe, and I was very surprised that it kept in the fridge overnight without browning! Maybe the acids in the lemon or lime juice and sour cream keep it from oxidizing, but I'm sold. It was absolutely delicious!


This is the best guacamole I have ever made or eaten. Please see my full review in the recipe notes above! :)


I'm not the biggest fan of guacamole there is, but I really liked this!!


Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

User login

Subscribe for free recipes, menu plans, and kitchen tips!