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Quick & Easy Guacamole Recipe

This quick & easy guacamole recipe is made with a handful of healthy ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes! This simple guacamole dip is our favorite appetizer and we always make it on taco nights! Watch the video to learn how to make this guacamole recipe!
Course Appetizer, con, dip, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy guacamole recipe, easy homemade guacamole, guacamole, guacamole dip, guacamole recipe, guacamole recipe easy, how to make guacamole, simple guacamole recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 116kcal
Author Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut open avocados lengthwise, remove the pit, and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Use a potato masher or fork and gently mash the avocado, leaving it a little bit chunky at this point.
  • Add cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, ½ tsp salt, pepper and 1 TBS lime juice.
  • If you would like your guacamole smoother, use a fork or your potato masher to mix in the spices as you mash the mixture. If you like your guacamole a little chunkier, use a rubber spatula to stir in the spices until well combined!
  • Add cilantro and tomatoes and stir until combined.
  • Taste and add extra salt or lime juice if needed!
  • Let sit for at least 30 minutes at room temperature before Serving.
  • You may place it in the fridge if making more than 30 minutes ahead of time. I recommend plopping a pit in the middle, adding a splash of lime juice to the top layer, and covering it very tightly with plastic wrap (so no air gets to the guacamole) in order to prevent browning.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold, whichever you prefer!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions: 

  • Spices: If you notice, I opt for powdered spices in my guacamole (garlic powder, onion powder, etc). If you prefer the real thing (minced garlic, real onion) by all means go for it!
    • Garlic powder: use minced garlic if desired!
    • Onion powder: use finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 cup) in place of onion powder, if desired.
  • Tomatoes: If you're a raw mater-hater, then you can leave out the tomatoes. I think they add something special to this Easy Homemade Guacamole, but they are easily omitted without effecting the taste in the slightest!

How to store guacamole

Store in an airtight container wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator. Squeeze a little lime juice on the surface before storing to prevent browning. 

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 74.2mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg