This easy guacamole recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to make. It is super simple, healthy, and so delicious. I promise you that anyone can make this!

A grey bowl filled with this guacamole recipe with some limes, avocados, and cilantro on the side.

I could eat guacamole every day. Like, every. single. day. Tell me you're on board with daily guacamole, too?

Awesome! Grab some chips, my friend. Let's eat guac.

I know that guacamole is the go-to party dip (and let's not change that.) It's also 100% mandatory for any taco dinner. But even though it's awesome for anything Mexican or party-like, my fav is eating it for lunch. It's true!

Why this guacamole recipe is the best ever

  1. It takes less than 5 minutes to make.
  2. You only dirty 1 bowl, 1 fork, a knife, and a cutting board. Do you see where I'm going with this? No dishes! Almost.
  3. It's creamy and delicious.
  4. What you eat it with is often crunchy. Tortilla chips = awesome and guac lets you eat more chips. Extra awesomeness going on here.
  5. There's really no right or wrong way of making it. So long as you have an avocado you can have guacamole.
  6. It's super yummy and good for you healthy.

That last part is really where it's at. It's hard not to love something that is both delicious and healthy. #bestofbothworlds

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There're lots of different ways you can make guac but I really wanted to share with you how I make it 90% of the time. It's super simple!

If you are looking for something fancier this Smoky Chipotle Guacamole is pretty awesome and this Aji Guacamole is great on tacos. Or for something almost sacrilegious you can try Apple Guacamole.

If you've only ever bought guacamole before, right now would be a great time to stop doing that. Seriously. Please stop. Please, please. Making it yourself is almost as easy to make as taking a lid off a jar, and it is so much tastier. And then, of course, there's no weird and hard to pronounce ingredients in here.

The three ingredients in this guacamole recipe

  1. Fresh limes
  2. Garlic
  3. Salt

And of course, an avocado, too.

Other optional ingredients:

There are plenty of other tasty things you can also add, but with lime juice, garlic, and salt you can make a bowl of guacamole in less time than it would take you to say, “Uno más cerveza, por favor!” Ok, almost less time.

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Hot peppers
  • Onions
  • Cumin (a sprinkle of this is fantastic!)
  • Cojita cheese

This guacamole recipe in a grey bowl with a couple of tortilla chips inside.

How to choose a ripe avocado

Choosing a ripe avocado can be a little tricky. If you choose one that is under-ripe, it will be hard and inedible. Insert crying face emoji. If you choose one that is too ripe, it will be mushy and brown. Ick.

So what do you do?

Luckily there are ways to find a perfectly ripe avocado.

  1. The best way to begin your search for “The One” is to look for the dark avocados. When you find one, give it a gentle squeeze. Does it give just a little without giving in and feeling hollow? Awesome! This could be the one.
  2. Once you're 99% sure you've found a good one, take a look under the stem. If it looks green, you're good to go. If it's brown, it's past its prime.

What if you can't find a ripe avocado?

Finding a ripe avocado can feel like finding your soul mate; the more you want one, the harder it is to find. To help turn an under-ripe avocado into a guacamole ready one, you need to use the paper bag trick.

All you have to do is put the avocado (or a few avocados) and an apple in a paper bag. Close the bag and set it aside on your counter. In about a day, you'll have a ripe avocado.

You can also put under-ripe avocados in your fruit bowl to help them ripen. The ethylene gas that fruit releases, helps to ripen your hard avocado.

Once your avocado is ripe, grab some chips and turn it into guacamole. Or take it up a notch and serve it with some Baja Fish Tacos, Spring Veggie Enchiladas, or some Loaded Food Truck Mexican Nacho Fries. Yes, please!

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This quick and easy guacamole recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to make. It is super simple, healthy, and so delicious. I promise you that anyone can make this!

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  1. To cut the avocados, run a knife around the avocado (from top to bottom) and twist in half. Pull out and discard the pit. Using a spoon or your thumb, remove the flesh and place into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze both halves into the bowl with the avocado, being careful not to get any seeds in the bowl. Add the garlic, salt and any/all or none of the optional ingredients. Using a fork gently mash each avocado half a few times then stir all ingredients together.


  • Guacamole is best made and eaten right away. If you must store it make sure that you cover it with plastic wrap directly against the guacamole. Press the plastic wrap into it with your fingers to prevent any air getting to it and causing it to go brown.
  • To make a single serving, lunch sized guac, use 1 avocado, 1/2 lime, a small clove of garlic, and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Optional additions: chopped tomato, cilantro, chopped onion, finely minced chilis, finely minced chipotle peppers, a few drops of liquid smoke, finely crumbled cooked bacon.

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