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bowl of homemade sour cream guacamole

Sour Cream Guacamole

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Sour Cream Guacamole is a delicious, tangy twist on classic guacamole with tons of flavor in just a few minutes. Add it to your next potluck spread! 


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons lime juice)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more if needed
  • cilantro leaves for topping and chips for dipping


  1. Dice the avocados (I do this with the avocado still in the peel after halving and carefully removing the pit). In a bowl, combine the avocado, sour cream, lime juice, onion, garlic, and salt. Mash with a fork to achieve a fairly smooth consistency. I like to leave some larger pieces of avocado for texture.
  2. Gently fold in the tomatoes. Taste, and add as much salt as you'd like to the dish - remember that avocados generally need a good amount of salt to balance the tart of the sour cream and lime. I generally use close to 1 teaspoon total of kosher salt, depending on the size of the avocados.
  3. Serve with chips immediately. Enjoy!


  • I use a microplane to grate the garlic and onion to catch all the juice in the dip. If you don't have a little grater just finely chop/mince the onion and garlic together.
  • If you'd like to prep this, just prep everything but the avocado in a bowl, then mash and stir in the avocado and tomato at the last minute to prevent it from turning brown.
  • OPTIONAL: I have made this with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin before, and love this variation. Add a sprinkle of cumin if you'd like a deeper smoky flavor, or leave it out for a brighter fresh flavor.
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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