Bowl of a simple guacamole recipe garnished with fresh cilantro.
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Simple Guacamole Recipe {my go-to guacamole recipe}

Ditch store-bought and make this Simple Guacamole Recipe in minutes! This avocado dip is fresh, poppin' with flavour and as creamy or as chunky as you want it to be. Makes for a delicious game day snack for dunkin' those chips!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword avocado dip, easy guacamole recipe, game day recipe, guacamole dip, homemade guacamole recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 203kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 2 avocado -peeled and pit removed
  • 1 lime -juiced (about 2-3 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt -or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp onion -minced
  • 1 clove garlic -minced
  • 1 jalapeno -minced (remove seeds and ribs if you want less spicy)
  • 1/2 roma tomato -inside membrane remove, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro -chopped (or to taste)


  • In a bowl add avocado. Gently mash with a potato masher. Make as creamy or as chunky as you like.
  • Squeeze in lime juice and pour in olive oil.
  • To avocado mixture, add salt, pepper, cumin, onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro. Gently stir to combine.
  • Place mixture into a fresh bowl and garnish with reserved cilantro. Serve immediately with your favourite chips!



  • Pick a ripe avocado. 
  • Make guacamole close to when you are about to enjoy for best freshness. Because guacamole only takes minutes to whip up, that shouldn't be a problem.
  • Don't skip the lime juice! It helps prolong the green colour. Plus, it adds a lovely brightness to the dip. Don't have lime on hand? Use lemon.
  • Don't have a fresh hot pepper in your fridge? Try a dash or two of your favourite hot sauce.
  • For the onion component, use what you have on hand - white or red onion or shallot.
  • If you like more of an ingredient (like cilantro or onion, for example), use more. Like a little less, use less. Guacamole is easily adjustable to taste.
  • Speaking of adjusting to tastes, if you like things less spicy remove ribs and seeds from the jalapeño.
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Nutrition (estimate only)

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Nutrition Facts
Simple Guacamole Recipe {my go-to guacamole recipe}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 20.7mg25%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.