Last-minute get-togethers call for Easy Homemade Guacamole!

With just a few ingredients and only two steps, fresh and quick guacamole can be ready in mere minutes! Guacamole is not just a delicious dip, but can be used as a dressing or sandwich spread. This easy guacamole recipe will be a go-to all year long. Made with healthy avocados, it’s a delicious keto and low-carb addition to all kinds of recipes! Try it alongside Mexican favorites like tacos or quesadillas, or serve it as a sauce over a quinoa or rice bowl. 

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We Love this Super Quick and Basic Guacamole Recipe!

  • With a few ingredients already on hand, fresh avocados are transformed into a creamy guacamole dip that’s ready for spicy Doritos, Mexican-style tortilla chips, veggies or even Baked Kale Chips!
  • Why buy store-bought with additives and preservatives when it’s so easy to make guacamole with this step-by-step traditional method? Chipotle has nothing on this fresh take, why get take out when homemade is so quick and easy?
  • Make this quick guacamole recipe and add to tacos, burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, even stir in some sour cream to make it into a spread for sandwiches or a salad dressing!
  • Guacamole can be smooth or chunky and made with or without cilantro. The key to an authentic style guacamole is to use fresh avocados and minimal ingredients so the creamy, buttery flavor of the avocados can really stand out.

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What to Put in Guacamole

Keeping this guacamole recipe simple means once the basics are perfected, mix-ins make it even more ‘extra!’

AVOCADO – Avocados are usually not quite ripe when purchased. To speed up ripening, place in a brown bag on the counter overnight with a banana inside. 

FLAVORINGS – A little onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro are complemented with a splash of lime juice and a dash of salt in this recipe.

MIX-INS – But, here’s only a brief list of the amazing things that can be added to this guacamole dip recipe to take it to the next level! Salsa, taco seasoning, hot sauce, green chilis, black beans, corn, small diced mango or peaches, even pumpkin seeds (pepitas).

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How to Make Homemade Guacamole

This quick and easy dip is super healthy and delicious too!

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, as per recipe below.
  2. Adjust seasonings with cilantro, lime juice, and salt to taste.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a potato masher to make a chunky or smooth guacamole, depending on preference.   
  • Keep guacamole chilled and stir frequently if it’s on a buffet or picnic table. A little lime or lemon juice not only brightens the flavors, but helps keep guacamole from turning brown.
  • Make a simple and quick guacamole sauce. Whip or puree guacamole in a blender and add some sour cream. Store in a squirt bottle and use it to top grilled quesadillas, chicken tacos or black bean corn salad for a wonderful presentation!

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How Long Does Guacamole Last?

Like apples, guacamole easily oxidizes which means it turns brown when exposed to air. It’s still perfectly edible as long as it’s kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Spread a layer of plastic wrap over the top of the guacamole before storing it to avoid discoloration. Or squeeze a thin layer of lemon or lime juice on top, which can be poured off or incorporated when ready to serve. 

Can You Freeze Guacamole?

Freeze guacamole in zippered bags with the date labeled on the outside up to 3 months.

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

Fresh ingredients like avocado, cilantro and lime juice give this quick guacamole recipe an authentic taste. Make it chunky or smooth, both are delish!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Candace


  • 2 avocados pitted and mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons very finely diced red onion
  • ½ jalapeno seeded and very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½-1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a medium bowl, mix together avocados, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Taste, and add more salt (and cilantro or lime juice) if desired. Serve immediately.


Best served same day.
To make ahead, smooth the top of the guacamole and squeeze extra lime juice over the entire surface. Press plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate. Stir together when ready to eat.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 170 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Appetizer, Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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