Guacamole is perfect, and there are so many recipes out there to try. Smooth or chunky, spicy or mild, full of mix-ins or plain, it's all good.
Of all the guacamole recipes on Pinterest, of which there are many, the most popular one is this "Authentic Mexican Guacamole" from the blogger behind Confetti and Bliss. It's a restaurant-style guacamole loaded with red onion, tomato and cilantro, and she calls it the "best guacamole ever." Pinterest's users seem to agree, because they've saved this recipe more than 20,000 times.
See it on Pinterest: Authentic Mexican Guacamole from Confetti and Bliss
The trickiest thing about any guacamole recipe is getting the right avocados. There are few things as disappointing as guacamole made from avocados that are stringy, over-ripe, or not ripe enough. This recipe calls for three "perfectly ripe" Haas avocados, and it helpfully includes tips for how to tell when an avocado is perfectly ripe. (Look for something purplish-black that yields to some gentle pressure from your hand, not black and mushy.)
The avocado is mashed in a bowl until it's smooth, with just a few lumps, then it's mixed with red onion, diced tomatoes, sea salt, fresh key lime juice, a jalapeño or serrano chile, and chopped cilantro leaves.
People have really been digging this guacamole. The pin on Pinterest has 127 comments saying things like: "Great guacamole. Husband says it's better than restaurant guacamole; the best he has ever had. 5 stars!"
163 people have even tried the recipe themselves and posted photos. Some turned out just like the example, while others are smoother or chunkier than the original. If you scroll through them all the way like I just did, you will really start craving guacamole.
What's your favorite recipe for guacamole? Try this spicy guacamole one from Kitchn.