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Easy Homemade Guacamole that is perfect for taco night, using on your nachos or serving alongside your quesadillas. The perfect appetizer that will disappear in no time.

guacamole in a bowl with a chip


When I was growing up we had Mexican food every Sunday night. Sometimes with was Ground Beef Enchiladas, sometimes it was Wet Burritos and sometimes it was just tacos, but it was always some kind of Mexican/Tex-Mex food. And Homemade Guacamole was always served with it. My grandparents lived next to someone moved there from Mexico, and she liked to teach my grandma some of her recipes. This guacamole was one of them. So it is how I grew up eating it, and how I still make it now.

Why You’ll Love This Homemade Guacamole

  • Easy – No cooking, no special appliances, just a fork and a knife to slice up the veggies is all it takes.
  • Fast – 5 minutes and you are dipping your chips. Doesn’t get much faster for a dip.
  • Tasty – homemade guacamole is just so much better than the store bought little tubs of it. Using fresh avocados make it extra delicious, plus you control the spices.
guacamole ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Tomato
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
avocados on a plate with a fork ready to mash

How to make Guacamole

  • Chop – Start by mincing your onion as small as you can. Dice the tomatoes. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh onto a plate.
  • Mash – Use a fork to mash the avocado to your desired consistency. You can make it super smooth, super chunky or anything in between.
  • Stir – Add in the onions, tomatoes, and spices. Stir to combine.
  • Taste – Make sure to taste the guacamole and adjust the spices. Avocados all vary, so make sure to test and see if it needs more spices.
looking down on a bowl of guacamole

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Ripe avocados are key. They will be dark in color and when you gently squeeze them they will give a little.  If they are firm, let them sit a couple days.  You can put them in a paper bag to quickly the ripening process if you need to.
  • Spices – I like to let the taste of the avocado shine through, so I go minimal on the spices.  Just salt, pepper, chili powder, and paprika. So start small, taste and adjust. Avocados vary in taste, just like all produce does. So one time you might need 1/4 teaspoon and the next time you might need closer to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Chunky vs smooth. This is on the smoother side, but is isn’t like a puree. I mash most of the avocado with a fork before mixing anything in.  So there are still some chunks. It is smooth enough for dipping, but not creamy like an actual dip.
  • Like It Spicy – my husband likes all things spicy, so sometimes I will add either cayenne pepper or add chopped jalapeno.
scooping guacamole on a chip

Storing Guacamole

You really want to make guacamole right before you are going to serve it.  Avocados turn brown quickly once they are exposed to the air. You can add in a little lime juice to slow down the process. But homemade guacamole is not something you make in the morning for dinner that night.

If you do have leftover, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top and press down so it is completely covering as much of the surface as possible. Store in the fridge. It will still start to turn brown after a few hours, but is still safe to eat.

a chip dipping into a bowl of guacamoel

What To Serve Homemade Guacamole With

This makes a great dip for just about any meal or topping for a burger or sandwiches, but here are a few recipes that I always serve guacamole with!

Yield: 6

Homemade Guacamole

cropped close up bowl of guacamole

Homemade Guacamole - super easy dip recipe with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions and a couple spices. Perfect with tortilla chips.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 whole ripe avocados
  • 2 Tablespoons onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons diced tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Halve the avocados, and remove the pits. Using a fork mash the avocado.
  2. Add onion, tomato and seasonings. Mix until combined.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.


All avocados are slightly different, so you might need to adjust the seasonings. I started small with the amounts, so taste and add more as necessary.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 111Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 96mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 5gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Thursday 7th of September 2023

Such an amazing guacamole! SO good and easy to make!


Wednesday 6th of September 2023

I am making your recipe tomorrow! I have some avocados right now!

Allyson Zea

Wednesday 6th of September 2023

I make this all the time!!! Thank you for the easy recipe!!!


Tuesday 5th of September 2023

This is a delicious guac recipe. I made it last night, and it was perfect! I love that it's a nice, simple recipe.

Jennifer Blake

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Loving this simple guac recipe and that it makes a smaller batch (since I'm the only one in my house that eats it).

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