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Overhead view of homemade guacamole with baked tortilla chips

Easy Homemade Guacamole

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple guacamole recipe has all the classic flavor you love. Add some chips & you have an instant party!


  • 3 ripe avocados, peels and pits removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup finely minced tomato (I prefer to remove the seeds for guacamole)
  • 2 Tablespoons finely minced red or white onion
  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeño (start small and add from there–check to see how spicy your jalapeño is!)
  • 24 Tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, optional (can sub a pinch of cumin instead)


  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with lime juice until fairly smooth.
  2. Add tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and salt (and pepper, if using)
  3. Stir to combine with a fork. 
  4. Taste and add additional onion, lime juice, jalapeño, salt, cilantro, or tomato as desired. 
  5. Enjoy immediately for best results or store covered in the refrigerator 2-3 days.*


*How To Store Guacamole:

  • The food wrap method. Press plastic wrap or reusable food wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole. Press out any air bubbles, then cover with a lid if you can.
  • The water method. Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to level out the surface of the guacamole, sealing the edges against the sides of the bowl or container you’re using. Cover the surface of the guacamole with a thin layer of water. Drain and give the guacamole a stir before serving again. Repeat as needed!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex