Guacamole fans unite! This is the best yet most simple guacamole recipe for anyone who’s a fan of this delicious avocado dip. Living in California and avocados go hand in hand, but with good reason! Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats and have such a creamy texture. This easy guacamole recipe will make you never want to buy the store-bought stuff again.

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Guacamole is one of those things that just taste a million times better homemade. Pair with tortilla chips, add to a Mexican dinner, have a spoonful on a salad, or hop on the avocado toast train and spread it on your toast for an easy breakfast! It’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, and my paleo/keto/Whole30 lovers out there go BONKERS for the avocado. Clearly what I’m getting at is guacamole is not only easy to make, healthy, and so delicious, it’s very versatile and it’s essential to have a go-to recipe in your arsenal – that’s if you love avocados as much as me 🙂

wooden board with avocado, cilantro, red onion, salt, lime, jalapeno, and tomatoes

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the ones that taste the most delicious. Guacamole only requires a handful of ingredients to make a fresh, great tasting dip. I learned how to make guacamole from a Mexican restaurant near my college (University of New Haven in Connecticut) and this recipe forever stuck with me. I asked the restaurant to come to my global marketing class for an assignment I was given about food in cultures… I know what a hard class 😉 The girl who showed us was from Mexico and this recipe is legit.

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This guacamole recipe includes fresh tomatoes, diced red onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeños, and a hint of salt. The salt level is KEY to taking this guacamole dip to the next level. I found the salt really brings out the flavor in the avocado and makes the guacamole taste so delectable.

Tip: Salt, taste, then salt again (as needed!) The perfect salt level makes the best guacamole recipe!

bowl of guacamole on white table with tortilla chips

Want some more great avocado recipes? Try them in a dessert! It may sound odd, but they have such a creamy consistency and the flavor is very neutral. Try my chocolate avocado mousse or avocado bars.

Or how about some guacamole pairing ideas? Try jackfruit pulled “pork” tacos or tofu scramble tacos!

hand holding chip with guacamole over bowl of guacamole on white counter with tortilla chips

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How To Make Easy Homemade Guacamole

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This easy guacamole recipe is so delicious and versatile. Loaded with fresh avocados, tomatoes, onions, and a hint of jalapeños, lime juice, and salt. You won't believe how easy it is to make a delicious guacamole recipe!
Course How To, Sides
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy guacamole recipe, homemade guacamole easy, the best guacamole recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 45kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 large haas avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced (about 1/2 Tablespoon)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 lime
  • 1 3 inch diameter on the vine tomato diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • handful cilantro minced (about 2 Tablespoons)


  • Cut avocado lengthwise, working the knife around the circumference of the avocado
  • Twist to open avocado
  • Cut around avocado and remove pit
  • Using a spoon, scoop inside into medium sized mixing bowl
  • Use the backside of a fork to mash the avocado until desired texture. I like my guacamole on the slightly chunkier side
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well
  • Taste and add salt if needed


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.9g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 1.2g
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