Alton Brown's Perfect Guacamole Dip - Food Network

  • Published on Dec 10, 2009
  • Celebrate the avocado with this perfectly simple dip recipe. This video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown . SHOW DESCRIPTION :Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll bring you food in its finest and funniest form.
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Comments • 141

  • spaceLegos
    spaceLegos Month ago

    Instructions unclear. Burned down house by throwing bowls at the dog and caused a spontaneous combustion reaction

  • Roger Hardy
    Roger Hardy Month ago

    Just say NO to garlic in guac! Ruins it.

  • Airik Luna
    Airik Luna Month ago +1

    No sour cream, good job. That stuff is nasty.

  • All cops are nazis OGCIADC

    My understanding is the seeds dont contain any heat

  • Mr. Josh
    Mr. Josh 2 months ago

    Don't touch the stuff.

  • Mayamar
    Mayamar 3 months ago +3

    The lore of the AB universe is impeccable.

  • MikefromQueens
    MikefromQueens 3 months ago +1

    I love when he throws stuff out his window lol

  • IjoeTV
    IjoeTV 6 months ago +2

    Will always be my favorite chef and cooking show

  • Andrew Laverghetta
    Andrew Laverghetta 7 months ago +2

    I remember coming across this a year or two ago. I thought it was weird that he kept having some old-era suited-up person in the shot along with a weird bathrobe in what seems like a mental institution. I bet there was more going on in the episode.

  • Jaegar Heathman
    Jaegar Heathman 8 months ago +1

    0:59 emeril reference

  • Chen Zhen Chuan
    Chen Zhen Chuan 8 months ago

    he just throw away the recipe bowl out of windows

  • Angel Bulldog
    Angel Bulldog 9 months ago +2

    Pushing the plastic wrap down on the food works for everything, especially coleslaw, which tastes nasty the next day if I don't. Just something I've learned after a hundred years in the kitchen. lol

  • Jeremy Alexander
    Jeremy Alexander 9 months ago +1

    I respect no food tv personality more than Alton Brown, but that's a terrible Guac recipe and you never put dry seasonings into a smooth guac. You do a nice pico and let it sit a day before, drain it, fold and gently mash it into avocado's slowly with a fork, then a nice splash of lime juice, fresh cilantro, and some table salt. Yes I mean the iodized salt. First of all, the idea that it's a wildly different flavor is nonsense. Second, we don't get enough iodine in our diet so using table salt for anything other than a finishing touch is pointless and unhealthy. The secret to any great pico or guac is a splash of raw apple cider vinegar and a splash of evoo. It brightens the whole thing and gives it a little more depth.

  • David Finch
    David Finch 9 months ago

    ... is he in a psych ward? that place looks an awful lot like a psych ward

    • WT Z
      WT Z 9 months ago +1

      sounds like you speak from experience

  • Major Cbass
    Major Cbass Year ago

    Leave the avocado pit, it actually prevents browning.

    • what
      what Year ago +1

      complete myth

  • TELMEman
    TELMEman Year ago +1

    0:59 Aw YEAH! Bam it again Alton, knock it up another notch!

  • Brandon Payton-Coons

    I eat avacado with hotsauce

  • TELMEman
    TELMEman Year ago +23

    How would you describe yourself?

    • MichaelD8393
      MichaelD8393 Month ago

      @THE1NONLY1 Fair enough, I don’t use online dating either, my GF and I met at a friend's birthday party.

    • THE1NONLY1
      THE1NONLY1 Month ago

      @MichaelD8393 just the fact that you felt the need to insult others makes you pretty pathetic.
      And before you go there, no I don't use online dating

    • MichaelD8393
      MichaelD8393 8 months ago

      That would the first line of my Tinder, OkCupid or Bumble profile if I was single...

      ...and desperate enough to try online dating 😂

    • Morgasticism
      Morgasticism 9 months ago +3

      I'm so done lmfao

  • Come to Butthead -

    How dare he make guacamole the way we likes it. What was he thinking?

  • sartorian darkstorm

    soo ramsey is the bossy chef, heston is the weird science chef, jamie is the rustic chef, alton is the silly weird chef and pierre-white is the grumpy serious chef

  • Ozí MV
    Ozí MV Year ago

    alton was thrown in that mental hospital because he thought this was an okay way to make guacamole

  • dirty brother killer

    Guacamole. Brain salad is much better trust me after you try it. You will never stop eating it. It's that amazing.

  • supergangsterish1

    half a seeded jalapeno? pussy

  • NoMo X
    NoMo X Year ago

    YSAC showed us how good guac is when you don't mash them. Just kinda dice it up. But i still love Alton

  • Matthew Lu
    Matthew Lu Year ago

    Exit best show ever. Childhood

  • Ray Dunkin
    Ray Dunkin Year ago

    OK, guacamole fanatics I've been eating it for years and I used to work in a Mexican restaurant when I was younger in the 70s here we go avocados lime juice diced Cerritos Chile no seeds Salt diced onion diced tomatoes remove the seeds and a little bit of garlic powder much better than raw garlic .. please try this I guarantee if you enjoy guacamole you'll love it and send me a message if you enjoyed it thank you

    • what
      what Year ago

      no one cares about your shitty recipe

  • Corey Eacret
    Corey Eacret Year ago

    Word of advice, use garlic powder instead of whole garlic; it gets the flavor throughout the dip better, and just seems to taste better than raw garlic in guacamole.

  • Just A Guy Production

    Did he just say "bam" before knocking it up a notch? Futurama did it first.

  • harboiledegg chickennugget

    Looks like a weird relish.

  • Teklonn
    Teklonn Year ago


  • No Furries Allowed

    Thought you needed a mortar and pestle

  • xd
    xd Year ago +4

    1:38 alton brown is so rich he can use each bowl one time and then chuck it out the window after

  • Bridget o'Somewhere

    Never ate it or made it before but it always looked good, and I like avocados. So I made a double batch, because avocados, tomatoes and limes on sale, takes me 3 times as long to get everything prepped and chopped up just the way I want. Followed the recipe faithfully except backed off the garlic and cumin a tad and forgot the cayenne. Too much for me, but next time I might use a little. After 1 hour in fridge, tasted it, tasted sharply oniony and didn't think I was going to like it. After overnight in the fridge, I broke out the blue chips and put some in a bowl. It is delicious, something that will grow on me. And so good for you.

  • Samantha Torres
    Samantha Torres Year ago

    I used this recipe tonight and the guacamole was the highlight of the meal. Thanks for sharing

  • Ramblr
    Ramblr Year ago


  • Jayson Davis
    Jayson Davis Year ago

    Not sure what this is, but real guacamole has neither cumin nor cayenne pepper. Maybe in some regions jalapeños might be used but I’ve never heard of it. Authentic guacamole uses chilies and waaay more cilantro.

  • Perversia
    Perversia Year ago +9

    A seeded tomato? Christ! Alton I love you but I'd have to be making this guac for a swimsuit model to go to those lengths...

    • Jeremy Alexander
      Jeremy Alexander 9 months ago +5

      Dude, you cut a tomato in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. It takes maybe 5 seconds to de-seed a tomato. The guac, and even pico, would be mush without doing that. If you are going to puree it, then you do you, but for any other use you can't leave the seeds in.

  • Matias Carpio
    Matias Carpio Year ago

    roma tomato : wrong wrong wrong

  • Luna Lily
    Luna Lily Year ago +24

    I like this guy better than Gordon Ramsay he explains everything and inspires you to cook

    • Aishik Ashraf
      Aishik Ashraf Month ago

      "he's not a rEaL chef* -dude just disappeared up his own asshole.

    • Khronogi
      Khronogi Month ago +2

      Dudes a talented chef and a really nice guy. The whole mean thing is a shtick for the cameras. Check him teaching kids how to cook.

    • hippydippy
      hippydippy 8 months ago

      And he's not a Dick Head!

    • TheRunningSloth
      TheRunningSloth 9 months ago +10

      @Jeremy Alexander"he is not a chef". he has a two michelin star restaurant and another one star restaurant and was trained by Marco Pierre White. I think he is a chef alright, a very talented one too.

    • Jeremy Alexander
      Jeremy Alexander 9 months ago

      Most chefs are better than Gordon Ramsay. He's not a chef, he's an entertainer and a shock jock that people gravitate to because we're cruel by nature and we love to witness cruelty no matter how hard we would deny it. Ramsay's a hack and a punk and he's been absolutely terrible for the culinary world since his reality tv bullshit became a replacement for his lack of talent.

  • Yan Campos
    Yan Campos Year ago +1

    Cumin nooooo!!!

  • Oldenakis Ashfia
    Oldenakis Ashfia Year ago +1

    Nobody got the emeral lagasi refrence it seems...

    • Dane Schmidt
      Dane Schmidt Year ago

      I did too! And he made it while throwing in Cayenne Pepper!!!

  • Night Angel
    Night Angel 2 years ago +163

    Alton was one of the best chefs on that channel.

  • LVtrickshots
    LVtrickshots 2 years ago

    He is the casey neistat of cooking

    • Lee Torry
      Lee Torry Month ago

      Probably call him the Antony Fantano of cooking

    • LVtrickshots
      LVtrickshots Year ago

      Austino EL Hoggey he has everything in a radius of 0.5 meters

    • Austin Hogstead
      Austin Hogstead Year ago

      LVtrickshots what does that mean?

  • Gregor Miller
    Gregor Miller 2 years ago +5

    Dang, you gave away my secret ingredient, cumin. Hey Mr Alton, have you revisited any of 'these' older recipes/post and made any changes or adjustments?

  • ChasSanders
    ChasSanders 2 years ago +1

    Making it now.

  • Luke Winsor
    Luke Winsor 2 years ago

    I'm going to be "that guy" and say that Chipotle's guacamole recipe is the best. Nothing will ever beat it. I will also never understand why people put tomatoes in their guac!

  • jamaal chin
    jamaal chin 2 years ago +1

    2 hours for guac. damn that's long

  • Ron Scurti
    Ron Scurti 2 years ago +9

    NEVER EVER put cumin in guacamole. WTF is he thinking.Or parsley for that matter. SMH.

    • VaporAide
      VaporAide Year ago

      Cilantro tastes like soap and I love cumin

    • Come to Butthead -
      Come to Butthead - Year ago

      People can put whatever they want in it.

    • isodoublet
      isodoublet Year ago

      Parsley is tasty, cilantro is disgusting. Easy choice really.

    • Dr. Zebra
      Dr. Zebra 2 years ago +9

      Cumin is always in guacamole. SMH.

  • Max
    Max 2 years ago +9

    I love good eats but I'm sorry Alton but that recipe is just wrong. Anyone looking for a good guac recipe: seed a serano pepper, and finly chop it up with and cilantro and onion. add lime juice and salt to the ingredients in a pile and repeatedly crush with the side of a knife and chop until it's well combined. add to fresh mashed avocado, mix until well combined, add a little more lime juice and maybe some pepper on top.

    • isodoublet
      isodoublet Year ago +3

      "that recipe is just wrong."
      Of course it is, it's guacamole.

    • inuyasha88
      inuyasha88 Year ago

      slop hovweton 6

    • Melody S
      Melody S Year ago

      slop hovweton I make this recipe regularly and I love it! I forgo the jalapeno, though, and its delicious.

    • Little Birdie
      Little Birdie 2 years ago +3

      slop hovweton better send in your resume to food network, bud!

  • Oronk
    Oronk 2 years ago +61

    Damn, I wish I could afford throwing my dishes out the window.

  • Prof Chaos
    Prof Chaos 2 years ago +1

    He puts wayyy too much stuff in there, do you even taste the avocado anymore? You can probably us potatoes instead of avocado and it tastes the same with all the spices and extra stuff he used in there. Less is more.

    • 555
      555 2 years ago +1

      It's guacamole, not avocado dip. And avocado easily made up 95% of it.

  • Absolute Z3R0
    Absolute Z3R0 2 years ago


    Comments like theses are like 2 years old...

  • Sophisticated Dinosaur

    i'm extremely white, so i add sour cream and sometimes a little cream cheese into my guac, i like it very creamy and it gives it some unique properties, like it makes for an amazing sandwich spread when paired with ham or bacon.

  • utoobguy30
    utoobguy30 2 years ago +10

    my mom made a recipe for amazing avocado chip dip, im spoiled to it. regular guac just doesnt cut it anymore.

    • Zachary Adler
      Zachary Adler 2 years ago +1

      Same with me but for waffles and cheesecake with my dad. Also bagels from a nearby bakery that makes amazing bagels (any other bagel tastes terrible now)

  • Hans Lain
    Hans Lain 4 years ago +293

    Back when Food Network was worth watching and not bogged down by the reality TV schtick and DDD.

    • Master Mind
      Master Mind Year ago +2


    • TheDeathmail
      TheDeathmail Year ago +4

      I love DDD... but that seems to be one of the few good shows they have left, and they over play it...

    • Original Name
      Original Name 2 years ago +7

      stezothewhitenegro wow 1 to 100 real quick

    • Winnie The Pooh
      Winnie The Pooh 2 years ago

      Hans Lain Lol the exact reason why I don't watch food network ppl always ask me if I watch cooking shows/competitions and I'm just like no it too fake?? I don't know the right word for it they play this on tv sometimes I wish I would've discovered it later

  • TheCbrown146
    TheCbrown146 4 years ago +10

    The captions for this video is awful. Unless, they intended to say "ass".

  • Parkesc78
    Parkesc78 4 years ago +19

    You don't need the word DIP

  • William Cory
    William Cory 4 years ago +1

    I put parsley and lemon in because I had to use it up and it's actually pretty good. Prefer lime and cilantro. This is also the first time I put in tomatoes. The cumin idea is awesome. I love garlic but one time I accidentally left it out and haven't put it in since.

  • PatisserieBoy
    PatisserieBoy 5 years ago +21

    I shudder at even the mere mention of parsley in guac....all it needs is avocado, lime, salt, and CILANTRO. I love onion, tomato and jalapeño as much as the next guy, but guac should be about the avocado.

    • Come to Butthead -
      Come to Butthead - Year ago

      Andrew Hoang I don’t think it’s PatisserieBoy I think he meant to spell pussy boy.

    • isodoublet
      isodoublet Year ago

      Parsley is tasty, cilantro is disgusting. Easy choice really.

    • Michael Schiciano
      Michael Schiciano 4 years ago +7

      @Timmy G
      _"I just don't care about your point."_
      Right, because you care more about being right for some inane reason.
      _"And I'm kind of amused at how much effort you've put into this. It's gone to the level of formatting your RU-clip replies."_
      This takes absolutely no effort, much like not considering other people's positions.
      _"Eesh...I made a point and you disagreed...and now it's my responsibility to consider your rebuttal?"_
      No, but it's more considerate to actually _understand_ other people's points, instead of being so stubborn about being right.
      _"You are wrong, I am right..."_
      This was the case, you could actually demonstrate you were right without resorting to fallacious tactics.
      _"Thanks for playing, though."_
      You were really only playing by yourself here. I was just trying to bring up a valid point that you were too stubborn to even listen to.

    • Miss Amanda's world
      Miss Amanda's world 4 years ago

      Yeah he went over board a bit but it is Alton Brown we are talking about

    • PatisserieBoy
      PatisserieBoy 4 years ago

      I just don't care about your point. And I'm kind of amused at how much effort you've put into this. It's gone to the level of formatting your RU-clip replies. Eesh...I made a point and you disagreed...and now it's my responsibility to consider your rebuttal? Nooooo, I'm sorry no. You are wrong, I am right...I don't have to try. Thanks for playing, though.

  • Zone07
    Zone07 5 years ago +63

    Parsley instead of Cilantro in Guacamole!? Are you insane!

    • Katherine McChesney
      Katherine McChesney Month ago

      Cilantro ONLY in Guacamole.

    • I'm right you're wrong
      I'm right you're wrong 9 months ago

      @jeebs621 i'm with you. 👍😎

    • isodoublet
      isodoublet 10 months ago

      On the contrary, absolute zero is not fake news (but I get that what I wrote could be read that way). Absolute zero is a firmly established piece of thermodynamics. What is "fake news" is arguing that there's a minimum *nonzero* temperature because of the uncertainty principle (watch?v=TNUDBdv3jWI). Anyone who spent a weekend in the vicinity of an institution that teaches a quantum mechanics course knows that the ground state of a quantum system respects the uncertainty principle.

    • Pink Wings
      Pink Wings 10 months ago

      @isodoublet please tell me your not trying to call the experimentally validated concept of absolute zero fake news.

    • UnorthodoxRomance
      UnorthodoxRomance Year ago

      Jade Shiota I omitted the cilantro because the rest of my family hates it, but the recipe was just as good.