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Easy guacamole recipe. Hand dipping tortilla chip into yellow bowl of easy guacamole.
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5 from 2 votes

Quick and easy guacamole recipe

The perfect guacamole is all about balance. Since avocado is a mild fruit, too much of any one component can quickly dominate. But with just a little onion, garlic, lime juice, and salt, the results are heavenly. Guacamole is a crowd pleaser in any setting.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: dip, party food
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic minced*
  • 2 avocados pitted and removed from peel
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch salt
  • Optional garnish: A few cilantro leaves and/or 1 to 2 Tablespoons of diced tomato**


  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients with a fork until mashed and fully combined. I prefer a chunkier guacamole, where there are still some larger chunks of avocado. But make it as smooth as you like.
  • Taste and add more salt or lime juice, if necessary.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.


*Depending on the size of the garlic and how much you like raw garlic, choose one or two cloves.
** If you top the guacamole with diced tomato, remember to seed the tomato first, so that you don't end up with watery guacamole.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg