The Ultimate Fresh Guacamole Recipe

February 10, 2024By Kirstin Merriment

Welcome to the Nowra Farmers Market blog, where we celebrate the vibrant flavours and joy of cooking with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Today, we’re diving into the world of Mexican cuisine with a beloved classic: guacamole! Join us as we share our favourite guacamole recipe, along with a fun story that will add a dash of excitement to your culinary adventures.

A Fun Story: The Tale of the Mysterious Avocado

Legend has it that the avocado, the star ingredient of guacamole, was once considered a forbidden fruit. According to ancient Aztec mythology, the avocado tree was believed to possess mystical powers and was revered as a symbol of fertility and love. In fact, the Aztecs prized avocados so highly that they reserved them exclusively for royalty and nobility.

Fast forward to modern times, and the avocado has become a beloved staple in kitchens around the world. Its rich, creamy texture and nutty flavor make it the perfect base for everyone’s favorite dip: guacamole. So next time you’re enjoying a bowl of guac, remember the mysterious origins of the humble avocado and savor every delicious bite!

Now, let’s get down to business and whip up a batch of our irresistible guacamole.


– 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
– 1/4 cup diced fresh red onion
– 1/4 cup diced fresh tomato
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
– 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
– Juice of 1 fresh lime
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Scoop the fresh flesh of the ripe avocados into a mixing bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency. Some people prefer a smooth texture, while others enjoy a chunky guacamole – it’s all up to you!
2. Add the diced fresh red onion, diced fresh tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, and minced fresh jalapeño pepper to the bowl. These colorful ingredients will add a burst of flavor and freshness to your guacamole.
3. Squeeze the juice of one fresh lime over the mixture. The lime juice not only adds a bright, tangy flavour but also helps prevent the avocados from browning.
4. Season your guacamole with salt and pepper to taste. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your seasoning – you can also add a pinch of cumin or chili powder for an extra kick!
5. Gently stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined. Be careful not to overmix – you want to preserve the chunky texture of the avocados.
6. Taste your guacamole and adjust the seasoning as needed. Feel free to add more lime juice, salt, or pepper to suit your personal preference.
7. Serve your guacamole immediately with your favourite tortilla chips, tacos, or nachos. Or, if you can resist the temptation, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one hour to allow the flavours to meld together.


Congratulations, you’ve just made a batch of sunshine in a bowl with our ultimate guacamole recipe! Whether you’re hosting a fiesta with friends or simply craving a tasty snack, this flavorful dip is sure to hit the spot. We hope you enjoyed our fun story about the mysterious avocado and that it adds a sprinkle of magic to your guacamole-making adventures. Stay tuned to the Nowra Farmers Market blog for more delicious recipes, cooking tips, and culinary inspiration. ¡Buen provecho!