Guacamole is such a versatile snack. Although there are so many variations you can make, our simple guacamole recipe is a classic. It’s obviously great on its own, but makes a great spread on sandwiches instead of mayo (plus, #healthyfats), topping on any taco, and is even great tossed in salads. We loveee to add it to avocado toast. First, toast doughy sourdough bread (homemade if possible – if not, we know a guy), then spread a healthy dose of guac, and top with a fried or poached egg. Trust us, you gotta try it.
The key to any guac is the avocados – you must have ripe avocados. Are your avocados not ripe? If you don’t have a few days to let them ripen naturally on the counter, we gotchu. Our favorite way to speed up this process is by placing them in a paper bag with an apple or banana. The ethylene gas produced by these fruits will help the avos ripen faster. If your avocados are already ripe but you won’t be using them for a couple of days, simply keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them.
Nothing beats the creamy, buttery texture and flavor of mashed avocado. Adding some big flavors like cilantro, red onion, fresh lime juice, and jalapeno give it the kick it needs to become a great guacamole. We keep at least 1 pit in the guac to keep it fresh, as well as squeeze fresh lime on top before digging in!
This simple, homemade guacamole recipe will not disappoint. It’s our go-to whenever we’re having a Mexican night at home or friends over. Or just when we need some substance when we’re making margaritas.Print
Simple Guacamole Recipe
This simple, creamy, and yummy guac recipe is a for-sure crowd pleaser!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2.5 cups 1x
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup red onion (diced)
- 1 jalapeno (diced)
- 2 tsp lemon juice (fresh)
- 2 tsp lime juice (fresh)
- 1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp salt
- Slice avocados in half and remove pits. Keep 1-2 pits for later.
- Spoon avocado out of its skin and put in a large mixing bowl. Mash to your liking (more mashing = smoother guac, less mashing = chunkier guac).
- Juice 1 lemon and 1 lime until you have 2 tsp juice of each.
- Dice red onion and jalapeno. Finely chop cilantro.
- Mix all ingredients together with mashed avocado. The pit(s) will help prevent the guac from browning.
- Serve with chips, veggies, or on your favorite dish!
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
- This guac is great as a spread on sandwiches or topping for burrito bowls, tacos, on toast, and breakfast scrambles!
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