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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
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