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Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Simple and the BEST!

Guacamole Recipe: Simple, Easy and Authentic – This authentic homemade guacamole recipe is the BEST and tops all guacamole recipes!

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!)

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Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Simple and the BEST!

I can’t tell you how in the world I came up with this recipe, but somehow it “worked.”  My husband and I love to experiment in the kitchen on Sunday’s with new recipes, (especially when he makes our FAVORITE Beef Tenderloin Recipe) and this homemade guacamole was born in result of having left over avocados that needed used.

Now, there are NEVER any left over avocados in our house, because they’re used up to make guacamole, before I can make anything else.

It’s incredibly easy and really quick too! (Two of my favorite characteristics of my slightly homemade recipes.)

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, 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.

Feel Free to Wing It!

 As you’ll see in my video below, I kind of “wing,” it when I make it, and adjust ingredient quantities as needed.  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!

Video: Simple Guacamole Recipe Tutorial

Want the recipe NOW? Just scroll down to the FULL RECIPE and recipe card below!

But 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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I hope you enjoy this glorious guacamole recipe.  It’s quite delish.  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 chile powder for a kick! But we like it just as described below…

guacamole recipe
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Guacamole: Simple, Easy & The BEST!

​​​​​​​The BEST Guacamole Recipe: This easy and simple authentic homemade guacamole recipe tops all guacamole recipes!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword authentic, best, easy, guacamole, homemade, recipes, simple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal
Author Jessica


  • 2 Avocados peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1/4 of a Red Onion chopped finely
  • 1 Roma Tomato chopped finely
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Pinch of chopped fresh cilantro Pinch off section with fingers
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Black Pepper to taste


  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 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: Simple, Easy & The BEST!
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 548mg 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 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Left over avocados?

Then 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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More quick and easy recipes:

If you like quick and easy, then you’ve come to the right place.  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.

I’m a mom of two little boys, so a big extravagant meal doesn’t always take place in our home.  But I do love food, so I want it GOOD. You can always count on a quick & easy approach, but tasty! Click HERE for more Fantabulosity Recipes, like our favorite Beef Tenderloin Recipe:

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Until next time,

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34 thoughts on “Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Simple and 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. Jennifer Mae says:

    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!

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