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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Jason Mraz's Guacamole

In this easy guacamole recipe, musician Mraz prefers California Hass or Reed avocados because they are the creamiest. Adjust the heat, tang or other flavorings to suit your tastes.


  • 4 ripe avocados

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup lime or lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • Hot sauce, finely diced fresh jalapeños, cayenne pepper and/or chipotle powder to taste


Mash avocados in a medium bowl. Add cilantro, onion, lime (or lemon) juice, oil, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Season with hot sauce, jalapenos, cayenne and/or chipotle, if desired.

Tip: Make Ahead Tip: Cover tightly to prevent browning and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Per Serving: 121 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 6.6g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 0.7g; fat 11g; saturated fat 1.6g; vitamin a iu 145.6IU; vitamin c 8.7mg; folate 56mcg; calcium 10.3mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 20.5mg; potassium 341.1mg; sodium 52mg; thiamin 0.1mg. Exchanges: 2 Fat

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


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