The Queen of all Guacamole Recipes

Cilantro lovers rejoice- this is the best guacamole recipe loaded with cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, chives or green onion, jalapeño, lime, and garlic salt. Pair it with tortilla chips for the perfect appetizer, side, or snack.

cilantro guacamole recipe

I’m not an expert at photography guacamole so don’t judge the photo of this recipe, but do trust me that this guacamole recipe is legit, delicious, and you need to make this soon (as long as you are in the cilantro-loving camp). I came upon this guacamole during my son’s post-basketball tournament team party. A fellow soccer mom made a guacamole similar to this, and the adults were going nuts over it, including myself. I kept going back for more knew I had to try to recreate it at home and I’m happy with how it turned out. It has a kick from the jalapeños, which you can play around with by the amount of seeds you add in.

cilantro guacamole recipe ingredients

Cilantro Guacamole Recipe Ingredients

avocado is obviously the base of this recipe. Use 6 small or 4 large, ripe avocados.

tomatoes add a little acidity to this guacamole, simply dice two Roma tomatoes, leaving out the seeds.

cilantro is the star flavor of this guacamole and makes this recipe unique. I simply use scissors to cut the cilantro leaves into small pieces before adding to the dip.

chives or green onions also add a freshness to this guacamole and a delicate onion taste.

jalapeño adds some heat. Cut out the inner membranes and discard. How much of the seeds you add to the dip depends on how spicy you want it, and how spicy your specific jalapeños are.  I normally keep about a third of the seeds in my dip because I like it mildly spicy.

lime juice adds a fresh citrus flavor, but if you are anti-lime in your guacamole feel free to leave this ingredient out!

garlic salt is perfect for adding a hint of garlic to the guacamole.

cilantro guacamole recipe ingredients in a bowl

To make this recipe simply mash the ripe avocados until desired consistency. Mix in the cilantro, chives or green onions, fresh diced tomatoes, and jalapeños. Add in freshly squeezed juice from 1 small lime and garlic salt to taste and combine. That’s it! Enjoy this delicious cilantro guacamole recipe with tortilla chips or as a side with fish, enchiladas or tacos!

cilantro guacamole recipe with tortilla chips

cilantro guacamole recipe
5 from 22 votes

Guacamole Recipe

The best guacamole recipe loaded with cilantro. Ingredients are simple and include avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, green onion, jalapeño, lime, and garlic salt. Pair it with tortilla chips for the perfect appetizer, side or snack.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword avocado, cilantro, garlic, green onion, guacamole, jalapeno, lime, side, tomato, tortilla chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 227 kcal


  • 6 small avocados or 4 large ripe
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, about 1 cup minced
  • 1 bunch of green onions, about 1/2 cup chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, about 2/3 cups diced
  • 1 lime squeezed for juice
  • garlic salt to taste


  1. Half the avocados, remove pits, peel, and add to large bowl.

    avocados for authentic guacamole
  2. Mash the avocados until desired consistency. 

    authentic guacamole with cilantro
  3. Add in diced tomatoes, minced cilantro, chopped green onions, diced  jalapeños, and lime juice.

    the best authentic guacamole
  4. Gently combine all ingredients and add garlic salt to taste.

    authentic guacamole
  5. Pair with tortilla chips and enjoy!

    cilantro guacamole recipe

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Recipe Notes

When cutting the jalapenos cut out the inner membranes but leave  a couple o the seeds if you want some spice. 

Nutrition Facts
Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.1g31%
Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 773mg22%
Carbohydrates 13.7g5%
Fiber 9.6g40%
Sugar 1.6g2%
Protein 3.1g6%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    My mouth is watering just looking at this!

  2. 5 stars
    I love cilantro guacamole so much and your recipe looks amazing. Feels a bit like summer!

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE GUAC. This was the best guac ever. My dad is also a guac lover and I can’t wait to make this for him too.

  4. 5 stars
    You would have though all guacamole recipes were the same but this one most certainly is the queen of them all! I love the abundance of cilantro here, it absolutely makes it. It will be my go to recipe from now on, thanks!

  5. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says

    5 stars
    What a tasty sounding guacamole! Definitely going to have to give this a try with some tortilla chips.

  6. 5 stars
    I have been searching for the perfect guacamole and this is it!!! I love my guacamole loaded and this was exactly how I like it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I will be making this over and over again!

  7. 5 stars
    Guacamole is my favorite snack and this recipe looks amazing. I love that I can eat guacamole at any time of the day and on just about anything too.

  8. 5 stars
    I love cilantro, and I love cilantro in my guacamole. This looks fabulous with the fresh tomatoes as well – yum!

  9. 5 stars
    I love to try different guacamole recipes. Putting on the list to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 5 stars
    Guacamole might be one of my absolute favourite things to make, and this one looks like a winning recipe! Pinned to make later 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    Oh gosh, look at all those beautiful avocados! Guacamole is my weakness, I could just eat it with a spoon! One of my fav guac recipes – thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    I would love to give this recipe a try. I particularly love the chunky texture. Brilliant, I cannot wait to make this.

  13. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    5 Stars because this is exactly how I make my guacamole! I do put a dash of Tobasco in as well. Thank you!

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe speaks to me through and through! Love love love cilantro in pretty much anything but in guacamole it would be a sin not to have it! Your recipe looks delicious! Cannot wait to make it tomorrow night to go along with Friday night cocktails!

  15. 5 stars
    This guacamole was so delicious and had so much flavor!

  16. 5 stars
    Best guacamole recipe ever! My family LOVED this! It’s easy to alter the flavours too, if we want a little more heat. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  17. Alisha Rodrigues says

    5 stars
    I love the combination of Avocado to making this delicious Guacamole recipe. The cracker option is awesome for any party too.

  18. 5 stars
    This is very similar to how I make our guacamole. I love all the fresh ingredients you included, this gives me some inspiration for our next bowl of guac.

  19. 5 stars
    Any guac is good guac, but this is especially good! We made it with our tacos last night and it was a big hit. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 5 stars
    This guacamole recipe is spot on! I appreciate that you’ve used green onions in yours because that’s how I like mine too. I can’t wait to try your version because the garlic salt sound like a spectacular kick of flavor!

  21. 5 stars
    Looks simple and delicious! I love guac, cannot wait to try this one out!

  22. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to give your guacamole recipe a try! I could eat guac with everything if I could.

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