How to Choose & Prep Avocados for the Best Guacamole!

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You can’t just walk in and pick up avocados like you do oranges or apples without some knowledge, beforehand.  There is a bit of an art to choosing ripe avocados and there is a small window of opportunity when you can use them.  How to choose & prep avocados that are perfectly ripe is a bit of an art.  Get great tips on prep, method & ingredients for making (& storing) the best guacamole ever! Our family thought we hated guac… until we tried these tips & methods!  It was just the green stuff that sat on the side of our plate.  But, now, it’s an addiction & we get the green stuff cravings!  🥑

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My Awesome Guacamole Recipe:

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 juiced Lime
  • 3/4 t. Salt
  • 1/2 or 1/3 small Onion- finely diced
  • Cilantro- 1 T fresh, chopped or 1 t. dry
  • 1- 2 large clove(s) Garlic, minced or 1 t. dry minced garlic
  • Optional- diced Tomato and Jalepeno or Cayenne peppers.


Mash avocados with fork or masher then stir in rest of ingredients lightly; Serves 6+.


  • Warning! Avocados are toxic to all animals, so don’t let pets lick the bowl!!!
  • This guacamole keeper is rated well.  I haven’t tried yet, but I’d like to try & will let you know how it goes when I do! 

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How to Choose & Prep Avocados for the Best Guacamole!