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This simple guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make. Featuring perfectly ripe avocados, fresh tomatoes, and a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, this guacamole isn’t just a dish—it’s a vibrant experience for your palate. Whether you’re making it for the first time or the hundredth, prepare to fall in love with the lush, creamy texture and the rich, nuanced flavors that make this the best guacamole you’ll ever taste.

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A bowl of guacamole and tortilla chips on a tiled floor.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Effortless to Make: With simple ingredients and quick steps, this guacamole is ready in no time.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Avocados, the star of this dish, are a treasure trove of vitamins and heart-healthy fats.
  • Versatile: Perfect as a dip, spread, or topping, it’s a versatile addition to your culinary repertoire.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Its universally loved flavor makes it a hit at any gathering.

Avocado Nutrition Bites

Avocados are not just about great taste; they’re a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados also offer a great source of fiber and essential vitamins like vitamins K, C, E, B2, B3, B5, B6, Potassium, Folate, and Copper. They are also a good source of magnesium and manganese. 

Avocados contain essential nutrients that are linked to improved mental health. For example, avocados are rich in vitamin K. Increased vitamin K intake is associated with reduced depressive symptoms.


This easy guacamole recipe uses fresh ingredients. 

Avocados, tomatoes, lemons, cilantro, and limes on a tiled floor.
  • Avocado: The main ingredient, creamy avocados, are a powerhouse of nutrients. The perfect avocado can transform your guacamole from good to the best guacamole you’ve ever tasted.
  • Tomato: Adds a juicy, fresh flavor.
  • Onion: Red onion brings a sharp, slightly sweet taste to the mix.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice for the right amount of zesty kick.
  • Black Pepper: A hint of spice.
  • Salt: Sea salt enhances flavors.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro adds a distinct, aromatic touch.
  • Garlic Powder: A convenient way to add a garlic flavor. (The secret ingredient that takes a basic guacamole recipe and turns it into the best guacamole recipe ever. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Cut avocado, remove seeds, and add to a medium bowl. Smash it using a fork (leaving it slightly chunky).
  1. Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine.
  1. Serve with tortilla chips or on vegan tacos! 

Recipe Variations

  • Citrus: Substitute lemon juice with fresh lime juice for a different tang.
  • Onion: Swap red onion with white onion or yellow onion for varying flavors.
  • Jalapeño: Add a kick with minced jalapeño.
  • Tomatoes: This recipe for homemade guac uses grape tomatoes. However, any ripe tomato will work. 
  • Cilantro: Some people don’t care for cilantro. If that is the case, then just omit it. 

Servings Ideas

Here are my go-to serving tips for this homemade guacamole recipe!

  • Chips & Dip: Serve this perfect guacamole as an appetizer with tortilla chips and pico de gallo. 
  • Pairing: Pair it with your favorite Mexican dish, such as a burrito bowl, street tacos, or plant-based nachos.
  • Topping: Add this classic guacamole recipe to Homemade Black Beans Soup or on these Black Bean Veggie Burgers. 

Storage Tips

Place leftover guacamole in an airtight glass container such as a Le Parfait jar. Use a spoon to compress the guacamole, removing any air pockets. Add about half an inch of water to the top. (This will help keep it fresh.) Secure the lid and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days for maximum freshness. 

When you are ready to enjoy it, drain the water off the top, give it a stir, and enjoy!


What is traditional guacamole made of? 

An authentic guacamole recipe includes mashed avocado, adding onions, tomatoes, and seasonings.

What is the secret to good guacamole?

The secret lies in using perfectly ripe avocados and balancing the flavors with fresh, simple ingredients.

Is guacamole just smashed avocado? 

While smashed avocado is the base, guacamole is elevated with ingredients like onions, tomatoes, and spices for a richer flavor.

What’s the difference between guacamole and guacamole dip? 

There’s no significant difference; “guacamole dip” often refers to guacamole served as a dip.

A bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.


A bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.
4.67 from 3 votes

Simple Guacamole

Yield 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This simple guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make. Featuring perfectly ripe avocados, fresh tomatoes, and a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, this guacamole isn't just a dish—it's a vibrant experience for your palate.


  • 3 medium avocados, or 2 large avocados
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cut avocado, remove seeds, and add to a medium bowl. Smash it using a fork (leaving it slightly chunky).
  • Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or on vegan tacos!


Please read through the above blog post for helpful tips and tricks!


Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 531mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 261IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

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