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Recipe of the Day: Bon Appetit’s Best Guacamole Dip

Bon Appetit’s Best Guacamole Dip
Bon Appetit’s Best Guacamole Dip


It takes a while for the avocado to absorb all the flavors you add to it in this recipe. So if you ever find yourself wondering if your guac is spicy (or salty, or lime-y) enough, wait a few minutes before you add more so that you don’t accidentally overseason it. This is part of Bon Appetit’s Best, a collection of its essential recipes.

3 large ripe Hass avocados

1/4 white onion, finely chopped

1 serrano chile, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely grated

2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving

Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds; optional) and chips (for serving)

Smash avocados with a potato masher or fork in a medium bowl or with a molcajete (a Mexican mortar and pestle) until very coarsely mashed. Mix in onion, chile, garlic, lime juice, salt, and ¼ cup cilantro. Taste and add more lime juice, if desired. Top with pepitas (if using) and more cilantro; serve with chips alongside. Makes about 3 cups.

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