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Fresh Guacamole

Nothing quite beats fresh guacamole. This five-ingredient guacamole is easy and ready in minutes. It’s the only homemade guacamole recipe you will ever need!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dips, guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 166kcal
Author Sara


  • 4 large, ripe avocados (5 if they are on the small side)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt more to taste
  • 1/2 lime, juiced


  • Slice avocados in half lengthwise and turn each half away from one another until avocado breaks in half. Scoop out the pit/seed and then using a spoon, scoop out each half of the avocado and add to your bowl. Using the back of a fork, or avocado masher, mash avocado halves, leaving a few small chunks.
  • Add onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and lime juice to mashed avocados. Mix all ingredients together.
  • Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Depending on how big your lime is, I would recommend starting with the juice from 1/2 a lime. Taste the finished guacamole, and if desired, add in more lime juice. 
  • Depending on how big your garlic cloves are, you may be fine with one. But if they are small, I definitely recommend using two. 
  • I don't like spice, so I omit a jalapeño, but if spice is your thing, go ahead and add in some chopped  jalapeño. 
  • Recommended to serve guacamole right away. Can be stored in the refrigerator if making in advance. 
  • If I’m bringing the guacamole somewhere, I will prep the garlic, cilantro, onion, and lime juice and have that all ready to go in a medium bowl. Then I’ll just bring the avocados and the prepped ingredients in the mixing bowl, and then mash the avocados with the other ingredients right before serving.
  • Recipe makes about 2 cups of guacamole.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg