Easy Guacamole

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This irresistibly Easy Guacamole recipe will become your favorite. With plenty of onion, tomato, cilantro, lime, and garlic this restaurant-style guac is flavorful and fool-proof.

Overhead view of guacamole in bowl with tortilla chips.

We love Mexican food; you can tell by the number of Mexican sauce recipes on the site. Guacamole is a must-have when having a Mexican meal at home or in a restaurant. I often make a meal out of tortilla chips and guac alone.

This recipe is a replica of the fresh tableside guacamole that can be ordered at Mexican restaurants. It comes together in just 10 minutes and uses just a few simple ingredients. Make this for your next dinner party; I promise everyone will ask for the recipe!

If you enjoy dips with tortilla chips, try our peach mango salsa or salsa verde.

Ingredients for guacamole.

Ingredients

For the ingredient measurements and the entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

  • Avocados: The main ingredient and star of the recipe. Look for ripe avocados that have a dark green to nearly black skin. It should feel slightly soft when given a gentle squeeze.
  • Lime: Fresh lime juice adds a bright acidity and helps prevent the avocado from turning brown.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavors.
  • Onion: We like to use yellow onion but you can use white or red onion.
  • Tomatoes: Offers a juicy contrast. If you don’t like tomatoes, you can omit them.
  • Cilantro: Provides a fresh herby flavor. You can omit it if you don’t like it.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic will taste the best.
  • Jalapenos: We like a small hint of spice but you can omit it if you’re not a fan of spicy food.

Step by Step Directions

For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to the recipe card.

  1. Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop it into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle lime juice over the avocado and mash with a fork. You can make it as smooth or chunky as you prefer.
  3. Add the salt, onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Stir until well combined.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping for your favorite Mexican meal.

Tips For Success

  • Guacamole tastes best the day it is made. If you must store leftovers, place plastic wrap directly on top so it’s touching the surface of the guacamole. Keep it refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
  • If you don’t like any of the ingredients listed, you can omit them. You can also add more or less of each ingredient depending on your taste preference.
  • If you want your guac to taste like Chipotle’s, add a splash of fresh lemon juice. They use both lemon and lime juice.
Side view of guacamole in white bowl with side of tortilla chips.

Easy Guacamole

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Overhead view of guacamole in bowl with tortilla chips.
This irresistibly Easy Guacamole recipe will become your favorite. With plenty of onion, tomato, cilantro, lime, and garlic this restaurant-style guac is flavorful and fool-proof.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 10

Ingredients

  • 3 Haas avocados, ripe
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop into a medium mixing bowl. 
  • Drizzle lime juice over avocados and mash with a fork. Make it as chunky or smooth as you prefer.
  • Add the salt, onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.
  • Stir to combine. Taste and add more salt or lime juice if needed.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for your favorite tacos, burritos, and more.

Notes

  • This guac is perfect as is but feel free to switch it up or omit ingredients that you don’t like.
  • Keep leftovers in an airtight container. Place a piece of plastic wrap against the surface to help prevent browning. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Makes 2 ½ cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 4tablespoons | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients and brands you used in the recipe.

CourseAppetizer
CuisineMexican

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