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How to Make Guacamole – Easy Recipe + The Best!

How to Make Guacamole: Easy Recipe + The BEST! – This authentic homemade guacamole tops all guacamole recipes, using everyday ingredients to make a dip everyone will love!

How to Make Guacamole - simple and easy recipe

I am confident that this is the BEST Guacamole recipe you’ll make.

At least in my house it’s the best… (and with over 100,000 pins on Pinterest, I’d say it’s a favorite of others too!)

Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Simple and the BEST!

Guacamole Recipe Easy

P.S. I’ve updated the photos in this post, but kept this oldie but goodie image here so those of you who’ve made it before, know this is still the same one!

“So how do you make guacamole?”

I can’t tell you how in the world I came up with this recipe, but somehow it “worked.” Feel free to scroll to the very bottom of this post to get the FULL recipe ingredients, instructions and all the details on the recipe card.

But I love sharing tips and photos along the way in case you’re a visual person, so you’ll find videos, photos and a lot of fun tips as you scroll!

This recipe is incredibly easy and really quick too! (Two of my favorite characteristics of my slightly homemade recipes.) So let’s hop to it!

Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Mexico is my favorite place to vacation, and the first thing that I order when I arrive is authentic guacamole. (See one of my favorite all-inclusive Mexico vacations HERE, when I surprised my husband for his 30th birthday, by keeping this trip a secret for over a YEAR!) 

So when I started experimenting in the kitchen one Sunday afternoon, I knew I wanted to mimic that authentic guacamole as much as I could. I’m so happy to say that I love this recipe JUST as much, as I do when I’m sitting on the beach, soaking in the sunshine… margaritas… and beach, in Mexico.

Guacamole Ingredients

 Using everyday ingredients, (unless you don’t typically keep fresh cilantro on hand) this will make you love this guacamole dip even more. No running to a gourmet market to grab the ingredients.

As you’ll see in my video below, I kind of “wing,” it when I make it, and adjust ingredient quantities as needed. For instance, some avocados can be a lot bigger than others, so adding/subtracting ingredients like spices, may be necessary. Also, be cautious of adding too much salt, when serving with salty chips!

Guac Tip: This recipe is easy to double, triple, or quadruple if need be for a larger crowd!

Guacamole Dip - How to Make Guacamole

Video: Easy Guacamole Recipe Tutorial

If you have a minute, here’s a quick video of my guacamole skillzzz in the kitchen, if you’re more of a “see it,” & “do it,” kinda person.


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Photo Tutorial: Ingredients Step-by-Step

Guacamole Ingredients - Recipt is easy and the best!

Avocados

I start by peeling and slicing my avocados for the guacamole. You do not have to cut the avocados into small pieces, but I prefer to because it seems like it is much easier to mash up with a fork or stone in a molcajete.

Avocado Guacamole - how to make guacamole dip

Slice, remove the avocado seed (have you seen the Grow Your own Avocado Tree Kits? I totally want one) and slice into small chunks if you like. Or, just remove the peel and mash the avocados as they are!

avocados for guacamole recipe

How to make guacamole recipe - easy and the best. Slice avocados and mash

I like to cut my avocados to make mashing in a molcajete easier

Roma Tomatoes

Next, slice and dice your roma tomatoes. I prefer to remove any white membranes and juices from the tomatoes to protect the flavor.

Cut roma tomatoes in to small cubes for guacamole

Red Onion

Grab your onion, peel, and dice a quarter of it. If your onion is really big, you may prefer a smaller amount of onion… or, if it’s a small onion, you may prefer to do half. It really does depend on the size and your preference.

For this recipe, I used a large red onion and used a 1/4 of it. I LOVE red onion too and the more the better. So hopefully that will help you gauge your guacamole recipe!

use a quarter of a red onion

Dice red onion up for guacamole

Fresh Cilantro

Now when I say a “pinch” of fresh cilantro…I mean a big ole pinch. I LOVE fresh cilantro and would probably put a ton of it in my recipe if other’s liked it as much as I do.

To help you decide how much to try the first time, I grab my thumb, and a couple of fingers and pinch off a section of leaves. (Probably about a 1/8 cup???) But of course feel free to add more if you taste test it at the end and can’t distinctively notice the cilantro!

Pinch of fresh cilantro in authentic guacamole

Adding ingredients in to guacamole - so easy and so pretty!

Spices

I prefer kosher salt, but if you have table salt… know that it is totally fine! Using kosher salt in most of my recipes is pretty standard for me, so you’ll find me using it in this one too.

I’ve heard that some have made this guacamole recipe with garlic cloves instead of garlic powder, and I bet that’s glorious. However, I rarely keep fresh garlic on hand, so garlic powder it is.

Standard black pepper is a staple for me too and have noticed myself increasing the amount each time I make this. I do love a good hint of pepper!

Adding spices in to guacamole recipe

Fresh Juice from a Lime

For no particular reason, I save the lime juice for last. I feel like it just finishes off the dish with a fun “twist”. (Haha, that was a really sad “mom joke” wasn’t it?)

Add juice from a lime in to the fresh guacamole recipe

Molcajete

In just seconds, I’m able to mash all of the guacamole ingredients together in the molcajete and it’s ready to eat!

Feel free to use a regular bowl and a fork/spoon to make your guac of course, but I’m such a sucker for the molcajete!

Use a molcajete to mash up the guacamole ingredients, or a fork!

Taste Test

Before serving, I always love to grab a chip to make sure it’s not lacking a certain ingredient. I’m usually adding more salt, (because I’m scared of adding too much) and more garlic powder… but I’d rather add more because it’s much harder to take it away!

In seconds you have fresh guacamole to eat or serve!

Remember, you can grab the full recipe at the end of this blog post. 

Basic or Kick it Up a Notch…

It’s a basic enough recipe that you can use it alone with chips, fill wontons with it, or include it on a nacho bar!

Then, if you like a little spice, feel free to add some chili powder for a kick! But we like it just as described below in the recipe! Other fun guacamole ingredients would be cottage cheese, hot sauce, cumin, sour cream, bacon, shredded queso, and so much more!

Having fun making your own spin on how to make guacamole!

Pro Tip: Serve with “hint of lime” chips and it’s dynamite!

What can I do with leftover avocados?

Did you buy too many avocados? Head over to find out how I keep my avocados fresh and from turning brown! Click HERE!

Making Guacamole (how to keep avocados fresh)

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So what this means is that I like to experiment, but the main goal is to keep it quick… tasty, and slightly-homemade if possible.

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How to Make Guacamole

How to make guacamole - easy recipe with simple ingredients
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Guacamole Recipe - Easy and the BEST!

How to Make Guacamole: Easy Recipe + The BEST! - This authentic homemade guacamole tops all guacamole recipes, using everyday ingredients to make a dip everyone will love!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy guacamole recipe, healthy snack, homemade guacamole, simple guacamole recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 168 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 red onion chopped finely
  • 1 roma tomato chopped finely
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • pinch fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch Kosher salt to taste
  • pinch black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mash avocados, red onion, roma tomato, fresh cilantro, and lime juice in together, until the avocados reach a mild chunky texture. I love using a molcajete to make this!

  2. Add in salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Serve immediately! Added tip: My favorite chips to serve with this guacamole is the Tostitos Hint of Lime chips! So so good!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition Facts
Guacamole Recipe - Easy and the BEST!
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/2 cup))
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 543mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 15.4%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This makes about 1 1/2 cups of guacamole but also depends on the size of your avocados, onions, and tomatoes. 

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46 thoughts on “How to Make Guacamole – Easy Recipe + The Best!

  1. pam says:

    Just made some.very good. I will be using this re ipe!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!! I’m so glad! Thank you so much for letting me know. It’s definitely my favorite!

  2. Jim says:

    This is almost a carbon copy of mine, the one thing I do different is using fresh garlic, 1 clove per avacado. I mince it, then sprinkle a bit of salt and use the back of my knife to crush it into a paste. It gives a nice garlic kick 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh yum!!!! It’s hard to beat real garlic, that’s for sure!!! Mmmm, good tip! Thank you!

  3. Hi Jessica, Thanks for sharing this awesome guacamole recipe. I’ve always been intimidated to make guacamole, but I finally did and it was AMAZING!

    I featured this recipe on my friday favorites!

    Thanks again!
    Jennifer Mae

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww yaaay!!!! I’m so glad to hear that you liked it! Thank you for featuring it too! XOXO

  4. Tanya says:

    I’d like to try this great guacamole! It would be yummy with crackers I think. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Jessica says:

      You bet! You’ll have to keep me posted and let me know if you liked it! 🙂 Thanks for coming by! XOXO

  5. Kristin says:

    Any tips for making a few hours before serving?! I absolutely love avocado but I’ve never made guacamole myself 🙂

    Looks delish!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hey! I’ve heard that keeping the “pit,” of the avocado in the guacamole can help! I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s worth a shot! The lime juice helps preserve it a bit too, so that may help!

      1. Kristin says:

        Thanks girl!!! Making it tonight for a book club. I decided I’ll just avoid the headache of it browning and just chop up the avocados when I get there 😉 I’ll have everything else ready to go. We’ll see how it turns out! I need to find one of those molcajete bowl thingys! Where did you get yours?

        1. Jessica says:

          Oh fun!!! Book Club sounds like so much fun! Oh! I found mine at World Market, HERE!

  6. Delicious recipe! I love guacamole and make it myself but I never tried adding garlic powder. I’ll add it next time I do it because garlic is my bff, haha! Thanks again.

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!!! Oh good!!! Yes, give it a whirl and let me know how you like it! 🙂

  7. Melissa says:

    Made with a few cloves of freshly roasted garlic! Yum!

    1. Jessica says:

      YUM!! That sounds amazing!!! Thank you for sharing that!

  8. Connie says:

    Just made it….it is sooooo good!!!
    Thank you

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!! I’m telling ya.. I don’t even want it in the restaurants anymore! Haha! So glad you like it! XO

  9. Susan says:

    I made it and it is delicious!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Excellent!!! I love hearing that you loved it! Thank you so much! XO

  10. Marissa Rice says:

    I made this for a BBQ. I omitted garlic powder, added a little garlic salt, minced garlic and mild pace salsa and it was a huge hit!!?

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww yay!! I’m so glad that you liked it! So fun to hear what you changed up. Thank you for dropping a note! XO

  11. Nicole says:

    In my house we LOVE guacamole!! This recipe is sort of like ours. Instead of garlic salt we use fresh garlic. Then we add a few more things….shredded cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, and diced jalapeño or fresh green chili (all depends on what I have on hand). I generally make it for any party we have or go to and frequently take it to work for everyone to enjoy. Only bad part about making it….never any leftovers.

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!! Mmm those suggestions sound GREAT! I may have to try some of those. Thank you!

  12. Emerald says:

    Very similar to mine, but I add lime zest to help make the lime flavor pop! And I learned a trick this year to keep the left overs fresh… Put an avocado pit back in the guac to keep keep it from oxidizing!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmm! Thank you for sharing! Lime zest is always a yummy factor to add. Good thinking!
      YES!! That does work well. My sister just mentioned that to me too! Thank you!

  13. Shauna says:

    Hi there I’m just wondering what kind of chips u all use for the guac?? I’ve been on a search for really good tortilla chips to use any suggestions?? Thanks

    1. Jessica says:

      That’s a GREAT question Shauna! I love using Santita’s Tortilla chips for affordability, and the Tostito’s Restaurant Style chips for a thinner, dipping chip. BUT… I recently fell in love with the “lime” flavored tortilla chips though and I can’t wait to serve them with this guacamole recipe!! I hope that helps!

  14. Andrea says:

    Hey made the guacamole and it’s delicious. I don’t have Roma tomatos or the bowl you used but I will be making this again for guest. Thanks for recipe.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!! I’m so glad that you liked it! It really is my favorite guac recipe!

  15. Amanda says:

    My limes went bad. How would lemon juice be in this recipe? Too tart?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Amanda! I’m not sure if lemons would be good or not. I don’t think so… but you never know! To be safe, you may want to omit the juice all together! Then maybe try the recipe again when you have some limes!

  16. Lisa says:

    Delicious! I use fresh garlic , no salt , and three avocados and whatever tomato they have at market that is a big one. 😜

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha I love it!!! So glad that you like it!

  17. Tara Kuczykowski says:

    I typically go for a very basic combo of avocado, lime juice, garlic powder, and salt & pepper (and maybe some cilantro if I have it on hand). I love the addition of the red onion and tomatoes in your version, though!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Tara!! Ooooh yes, I love the flavor of the red onion and the texture of the tomato in this recipe!

  18. Guacamole always tastes better with tomatoes and red onions – this looks like a great guacamole recipe! Yum <3

    1. Jessica says:

      I couldn’t agree more. It’s the perfect texture to add! 🙂

  19. Krissy Allori says:

    This is the best recipe I have found for guacamole! My family loves it!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yippee!!! I’m so glad! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  20. Liz says:

    This is a great recipe! I don’t typically make guacamole at home because I didn’t have a recipe I liked.
    Now I do! Thanks!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!! I’m so glad. I bet you’ll love it!

  21. Sabrina says:

    I could eat this by the spoonful! We love guacamole and making it at home always produces the freshest of flavors! Yum!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmm!! I couldn’t agree more! Thank you Sabrina!

  22. This is seriously making me hungry! This looks fabulous!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!! Thank you Erin!

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