The secret is to let the onions marinate in the lime juice. Don’t tell anyone!


3 perfectly ripe avocados
Small onion, chopped
1 to 2 limes
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped (remove the seeds if you don’t want it too spicy)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper


  • Place chopped onions and jalapenos in bowl and cover with the juice of one lime.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes or more.
  • Cut avocados in half, scoop out and place in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add cilantro.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Taste and add more lime juice if desired.

I’ve been told if you keep a pit in the guac, it will stay fresh longer.

Serves four.