This easy guacamole recipe is the ultimate crowd pleaser dip! It’s made with fresh ingredients, incredibly flavourful, and takes just 15 minutes to whip up.

Overhead view of guacamole in bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Mexico is one of my favourite places in the world for so many reasons, but the food definitely ranks at the top of the list. I’ve gotten into this in full detail in both of my Tulum guides. First, our adventure staying in the town. Then, when we stayed on a hotel on the beach in Tulum. The food is beyond anything I thought it would be. And with every single meal, I had guacamole.

This is not guacamole with mango or pineapple added, nor is it guac with peas smashed in with the avocado or any other tricks and swaps. This right here is a classic, easy guacamole recipe that reminds me of my travels in Mexico. It’s fresh, creamy, and if you’re anything like me, you will also want to have it with every meal.

Molcajete with guacamole on plate with tortilla chips

Why You’ll Love This Easy Guacamole Recipe

  • Simple and authentic. This is a no-muss, no-fuss guacamole recipe just like the kind they serve in Mexico. It’s a classic!
  • Instant crowd-pleaser. Make this easy guacamole for a party and watch it disappear! No one can resist the creamy texture and zippy flavour.
  • Serve it with anything. Keep it simple and pair it with tortilla chips, layer it in taco dip, or serve a dollop with black bean and corn quesadillas. There are endless options!
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Notes on Ingredients

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  • Ripe avocados – You want a nice and ripe avocado. When you press into it, it should give a bit and leave a slight indentation. If it is soft and squishy, it’s better used in a smoothie or this creamy vegan avocado dressing.
  • Jalapeño 
  • Tomato – Roma tomatoes are my favourite here because they have fewer seeds than many other varieties.
  • Lime or lemon juice – This brightens the flavour and helps slow the browning of the mashed avocado. Use freshly squeezed juice for the best results.
  • Cilantro or parsley– Cilantro is the classic choice, but if you don’t like it, you can use parsley.
  • Red or white onion – If you’re not a fan of strong onion flavour, you can let the onion sit in the lime or lemon juice while you prep the rest of the ingredients. This will mellow them a bit.
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Ground cumin

How to Make Guacamole

  • Mash. Use a fork, potato masher, or a pastry cutter to coarsely mash the avocado in a bowl.
  • Combine. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Mingle. Let the guacamole sit for about 15 minutes to allow the flavours to mix, mingle, and meld!

My Favourite Ways to Use Guacamole

Overhead view of guacamole in bowl on plate with tortilla chips

How to Store Guacamole

Guacamole is best fresh, but leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If it browns a bit, know that your guac is still perfectly safe to eat—just not quite as pretty!

I’ve tried several of the options floating around the internet for keeping guacamole from browning and in my experience, sticking the pit into the container seemed to work best. I’ve also added cold water over well-packed guacamole and while it kept the guacamole bright and green, it did make it watery.

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Overhead view of guacamole in bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Easy Guacamole

This easy guacamole recipe is the ultimate crowd pleaser! It’s incredibly fresh and flavourful, and it takes just 15 minutes to make.
5 (from 3 ratings)


  • 1 ½ large ripe avocados, 531.55g, pitted and peeled
  • 1 jalapeño/chili, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime/lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
  • ¼ red or white onion, 50g
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


  • In a large bowl, add the peeled and pitted avocados. Use a fork, potato masher or a pastry cutter to mash the avocado into rough chunks. Don’t over mush it especially if you want it chunky.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and mash together to combined and until well mixed.
  • Let it sit for about 15 minutes for the flavours to meld together, then serve! Enjoy!


To store: Guacamole is best fresh, but leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Calories: 89kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 200mg, Potassium: 313mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 382IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

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