Easy Homemade Guacamole
Need a healthy snack, appetizer, or topping for your burger? This family favorite guacamole recipe is it. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is and you’ll love the taste!
Confession: I am not a sweets person. I am a sweet person, but not a sweets person. I prefer and crave salt.
My go-to snack for the past few years is this Easy Homemade Guacamole.
I remember visiting my parents once as an avocado hater. (I know. Who was I? Why would anyone want to hang out with me?) My brother in-law whipped up a fresh batch of guacamole. It changed my life. Can guacamole do that? Oh yes it can. Ever since then I have been the avocado’s biggest cheerleader.
Today we make this guacamole almost every week. Sometimes I serve it up as a dip but often I just add it to other dishes!
Whip up a big bowl and I guarantee your family will be raving. If you choose to share with them of course. No judgment from me if you enjoy it while huddled in your closet so they can’t see you.
For this guacamole you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):
- Ripe avocados
- Lime juice
- Garlic powder
How to serve guacamole?
If using as a dip, I enjoy mine with raw veggies (cucumber, broccoli, and carrots especially), plantain chips, or tortilla chips.
If using as a topping, the sky is the limit! Add a scoop to burgers, chicken, omelets, salad, tacos, rice bowls, and toast! Add it to E V E R Y T H I N G.
Can you double this guacamole recipe?
Absolutely! I doubled this recipe for the photos and do the same anytime we’re entertaining a crowd! Guacamole goes fast so I like to be prepared.
Can you make guacamole in advance?
Guacamole (and avocados in general) brown quickly once they are cut and exposed to air. I always make my guacamole just before I’m ready to serve it (at most around 30 minutes before serving time).
I’ve tried no less than 20 methods to reduce browning but the end result is still that it will brown and start to look unappealing.
A few popular solutions are:
- Add the pits to your guacamole.
- Press saran wrap tightly to the top of the guacamole to limit its exposure to air.
- Cover guacamole with a layer of water.
I’ve never been happy with the results for any of the solutions (and I’ve tried more than those listed above). My personal recommendation is to make only what you plan to enjoy at the time.
More appetizer recipes like this:
Dairy Free Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes
Easy Homemade Guacamole
- 4 ripe avocados, soft but not brown on the inside
- 1 small tomato or 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
- 1/2 small onion or 1/2 medium onion, chopped, red or white
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- lime juice
- garlic powder
Optional: 1 jalapeno, cored & diced
- Half and scoop out the inside of your avocados. Add to a bowl.
- Mash your avocados until it's as smooth as you prefer. (My husband wants it extra smooth but I know some people prefer a chunkier consistency.)
- Stir in your chopped tomato, onion, and diced jalapeno (optional).
- Stir in your chopped cilantro.
- Add lime juice, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
- Serve with tortilla chips or plantain chips (my favorite). You can also use it as a topping for your burger, chicken, omelet, or salad to make them extra special!
28 Comments on “Easy Homemade Guacamole”
Can never have to many guacamole recipes to try out. Looks fresh and delicious.
We LOVE guac, I’ll have to try this recipe! 🙂
Guacamole is always a good idea! I love trying different recipes and variations…so yummy!
Guac is my love. I adore this stuff and would love to eat every single day. Making it is always the best way as I hate shop-brought guacamole.
Your recipe looks perfect! Pinning to reference back to soon!
I love guacamole! I seriously cannot get enough of it or of avocados in general!
I love salty foods too. I eat chips and salsa for lunch a lot. I will have to try this to give myself a little variety.
I love my guacamole!! Have pinned for later cooking use, will definitely try this!
My husband is a HUGE guacamole fan! I, on the other hand, just can’t get into it. I’m more of a salsa girl 😉 Saving this though to share with him! Next time he makes it though, I’ll give it another try!!
You can never go wrong with guac. I could eat it all day long. Seriously. So yum, thanks for sharing!
My husband and I love guacamole and would eat it every day if we could! Looks like a fantastic recipe!
I just started loving avocados and guacamole. I have been looking for a good recipe for guacamole. Thank you so much! Definitely pinning this!
Guacamole is a favorite any time of year!
ooh we love guacamole in our house too!! its so much bettter fresh!
I love love love guac!! even just avocado on toast is perfect for me! I never use to like either until a couple years ago!
Wait, guac is that easy to make?! Why have I not made it before?? I, too, used to hate it, until a friend ordered it with chips as a shareable appetizer at dinner. Game-CHANGER.
I AM a sweets person, but I love love love guacamole! What a super easy recipe, I’ll definitely be trying this!
I’m a huge guac fan! Could eat it everyday!
YUM! I’ve been looking for a great guac recipe! Can’t wait to try!
I love guacamole. Don’t know why we eat so rarely, though 🙂
Is there anyone that doesn’t like guac? This makes me want some Mexican food! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 xx, E
I obsess over guacamole!! Will definitely have to give this a try 🙂
This guacamole recipe looks wonderful and something I know I’d love! I can’t wait to try it, thank you for sharing!
Guacamole is one of my absolute favorite things, whether it’s on toast or tortilla chips or a quesadilla…I love guac! xx Adaleta Avdic