Easy Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Make guacamole from scratch with this easy recipe with a flavorful blend of ripe avocados, tangy lime juice, aromatic garlic, spicy jalapeño, fresh cilantro, green onions, and juicy tomatoes. It’s a simple yet delicious dip that’s perfect for chips, cheese quesadillas, spicy fish tacos, or as a topping for your favorite Mexican dishes.

a bowl of homemade guacamole

I make this guacamole recipe about once a week. I also bring it to most potlucks/picnics/parties – you name it. It’s always a hit, and it’s super easy to throw together at the last minute.

The only real hitch with making guacamole is having ripe avocados when you need them (if you have a bunch, you should also try my delicious avocado crema recipe. Quite often, the ones at the grocery stores are rock hard and bright green. An avocado is ripe when soft (like a ripe peach, it gives but is not mushy) and the skin turns from green to black. You can make it ripen faster by putting it in a paper bag along with an apple (whose gases hasten the ripening process of other fruit – also works to ripen pears, peaches, apricots…).

How to Make Chunky Guacamole

The easiest, least messy way to make guacamole is to mash everything together with a potato masher in a shallow dish. I like a chunky guac, and to me, this produces the perfect creamy, still somewhat chunky guacamole.

How to Make Smooth Guacamole

Not a fan of the more rugged texture of chunky guacamole? The solution’s an easy one – simple toss the ingredients into a small blender or food processor.

guacamole from scratch in a bowl with tortilla chips

Avocados are deliciously cool and creamy, perfect paired with spicy food, and they are loaded with vitamins and healthy fat! Totally counterbalances the mountain of game day nachos that accompanies it, no? No. You’re right. Probably not…

However, serve it with bright, flavourful veggies, and it practically jogs around the block for you. Or, y’know, stick to comfort food like this cheesy walking taco casserole.

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

Easy Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6
Side Dish
Keyword guacamole


  • 3 ripe avocados pitted and flesh scooped out
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ – 1 jalapeno pepper seeds removed for less heat
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1 small tomato chopped


  • In a shallow baking dish, mash together all ingredients. Best if served immediately; however, if storing, push plastic wrap down directly on the surface and refrigerate.


Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 557mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 416IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword guacamole

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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