Simple Guacamole

Spicy, chunky guacamole that you won’t be able to stop eating! Filled with avocados, spices, onion, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and more – this easy but addicting dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Guacamole Recipe - on chip

homemade guacamole

Is there anything better than a big bowl of fresh guacamole and a bag of your favorite tortilla chips? This homemade guacamole recipe is so addicting that you might eat it all in one sitting (it’s right up there with our Cream Cheese Bean Dip and Homemade Salsa). It has the freshest yummiest ingredients in it! Some avocados, a little lime juice, a few chopped tomatoes, little bit of jalapeño, and don’t forget the cilantro! All of the best and simple ingredients for the best homemade guacamole recipe!

Is there ever a bad time to make guacamole? I don’t think so. Guacamole is good for an afternoon snacking with your kids, any game night at home with friends, a holiday party, or a yummy side dish to your Mexican food.

Best of all, it’s simple and quick – making it a dip and appetizer we make often!

Guacamole Ingredients

How to Make Guacamole

As stated, this homemade guac is very simple. It required fresh ingredients, but items that are easily found. From start to finish, it also takes just under 10 minutes to make. That’s my kind of appetizer! Here is what you’ll need to make it:

Guacamole Ingredients

  • avocados
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • cumin
  • cayenne
  • jalapeno
  • onion
  • tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • garlic

This recipe is so easy to make that you’ll want to whip it up weekly! Combine the avocado and the lime juice in a bowl and mix it around until the avocado is coated. Add the salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper and mash it all up using a potato masher. Gently mix in the onions, tomato, cilantro, and garlic. Add a little more lime juice at the end to help prevent the avocado from browning.

Now the best part- taste testing! Grab a few chips and taste the guacamole to see if any additional ingredients are needed. Sometimes a little more cilantro or salt or lime juice can be added to adjust the taste.

more Simple Guacamole Recipe

Have some ripe avocados but are missing some of the other key ingredients like cilantro and tomatoes? No worries, we love to make guac by mashing up 2-3 avocados and adding a bit of minced garlic, cumin, salt (coarse), lime juice, chili powder. It’s more of a guac dip and is delicious!

How to Make Guacamole

How long does guacamole last?

Homemade guacamole usually lasts up to 2 days. When you see a puddle of brown liquid and the layers below the surface have lost their vibrant green color, you’ll know it’s gone bad.

How to store guacamole?

There are a few ways to store and keep guacamole tasting fresh. One of my favorite ways is to store the guacamole in a container, pat it down to make a flat surface, poor a layer of water on top, then seal with plastic wrap. Keep it in the fridge until ready to eat again. Pour out the water on top when you’re ready to start dipping. May seem strange, but it works!

Why does guacamole turn brown?

It’s due to oxidation and is the way the fruit reacts to being exposed to oxygen. Just use the tip above to keep your guacamole from turning brown. 😉

How to pick the perfect avocados for guacamole?

Grab an avocado and squeeze gently. It should feel firm with a bit of softness. If it’s overly hard or overly soft or mushy, they aren’t ripe.

Simple Guacamole

I dare you not to eat all of this guacamole in one sitting. And an entire bag of chips! It’s the best recipe ever and I hope you love it!

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Guacamole Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Spicy, Chunky Guacamole That You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating! Filled With Avocados, Spices, Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic, Cilantro And More - This Easy But Addicting Dip Is Sure To Be A Crowd Pleaser.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 170 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 avocados halved, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 onion diced (optional)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced


  • Place avocado and lime juice in a large bowl and mix until coated.
  • Add salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash and mix avocado mixture using a potato masher or back of spoon.
  • Fold in onions, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add additional lime juice at end to help keep guacamole from browning.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!


  1. 5 stars
    My mother-In-Law had lots of avocados sitting around a few months ago and we decided to make a lot of this guacamole and it was super! and even though we made a ton of it, there were no leftovers, it was gone so fast!

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