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How to Make Guacamole – Easy Recipe + The Best!

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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!

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!

Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Simple and the BEST!

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!)

“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 quick and easy 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!

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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.

Video on how to make guacamole

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Photo Tutorial: Ingredients Step-by-Step

Guacamole Ingredients - Recipt is easy and the best!


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!


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


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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Now, I know how to find my way around the kitchen, but I’m no professional chef.

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

Guacamole Recipe - Easy and the BEST!

Jessica Burgess
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!
4.17 from 43 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 168 kcal


  • 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


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



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. 


Serving: 1serving (about 1/2 cup)Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 543mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 12.7mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword easy guacamole recipe, healthy snack, homemade guacamole, simple guacamole recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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

  1. 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!

  2. 5 stars
    This is seriously making me hungry! This looks fabulous!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha!! Thank you Erin!

  3. Tina Varner says:

    5 stars
    This is great guacamole..,I will add jalapenos next time I make it for a little heat!

    1. Jessica says:

      Mmmm! I do love jalapenos and may try that too! Thank you!

  4. Cheryl says:

    5 stars
    I love guacamole on my sandwiches instead of mayo….this will be awesome!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!! Thank you for dropping a note Cheryl!

  5. Tracy says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! It’s really simple, but so delicious! (Btw, I added a spoonful of sour cream for a bit of creaminess. It’s not necessary, but it turned out great, too.)

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh that’s a good idea!!! I’m not a fan of sour cream, but I may add that next time for my husband to try! Thank you!

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