Creamy Basil Guacamole Recipe: A Fresh Way to Use Basil by 30Seconds Food

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Creamy Basil Guacamole Recipe: A Fresh Way to Use Basil

Guacamole can be made in so many different ways. From ranch guacamole to chunky guacamole to charred corn guacamole to whipped guacamole, we haven't found one yet we don't love. So with fresh basil still in season, we thought why not try basil guacamole. We're so glad we did!

This creamy guacamole recipe gets its herb flavor from basil, not cilantro like many recipes. Serve this fresh, vibrant guacamole with tortilla chips or cut-up vegetables.

Cuisine: Mexican / American 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 2 cups


  • 2 ripe avocados, pit removed and peeled
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato (optional)
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for serving

Here's how to make it: 

  • Mash the avocado in a bowl. 
  • Stir in the basil, garlic, green onions, lime juice and tomato, if using. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes before serving.

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What a fun change up.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Completely awesome idea. Love basil and love guac, so why not together? Yum!

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