Guacamole Recipe – This simple guacamole comes together in less than 5 minutes and is full of fresh ingredients! Delicious dip and topping to so many dishes!

Guacamole Recipe | Add a Pinch

Guacamole is one of my favorite things in the entire world. I love it as a dip with chips, with grilled chicken, served with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and so many more favorite recipes. It’s even perfect as a topping on a simple house salad

I love to go to restaurants where they make it fresh right at your table. The entire area is immediately perfumed with the scent of all the fresh ingredients and you know exactly what is going into your guacamole! In just a few minutes, you are served a bowl of fresh, bright, and delicious guacamole, along with crispy chips or other items to dip into your guacamole.

But I love making fresh, delicious Guacamole at home even more than going to a restaurant to eat it! Because, honestly, I could eat this daily.

Guacamole Recipe

You only need a few simple ingredients for this amazing guacamole. In less than five minutes, you’ve created one of the best guacamole recipes ever.

How to Pick the Best Avocados

One of the keys to great guacamole is to pick the best avocados. When avocados were first becoming standard fare at our local grocery store, I asked the produce manager to help me select the very best ones during a shopping trip. Here’s how he taught me to pick the best avocados, no matter the variety.

1. Check the Navel

The navel of the avocado is where the avocado separates from the stem of the avocado plant. When the avocado is ripe, the covering of the navel will easily pop off of the avocado just by lifting it gently with your thumb. If you have resistance when trying to check the navel, then the avocado isn’t ripe. Move along to another.

2. Feel It

Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and then gently feel the avocado with the other hand.

  • Too Ripe: If the skin feels as if it has pulled away from the fruit of the avocado, then the avocado is most likely overripe.
  • Not Ripe: If the skin feels hard and doesn’t have any give, then the avocado is most likely green or underripe.
  • Perfectly Ripe: A perfectly ripe avocado will have a slight give to the fruit when applying gentle pressure but won’t feel squishy. The skin will feel supple.
How to Pick the Best Avocados //

How to Make the Best Guacamole

To make the easiest – and best – guacamole recipe, you’ll only need a few ingredients.


Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • Avocados – see my tutorial on How to Pick the Best Avocado above.
  • Lime Juice – I love to use fresh lime juice to help the avocados keep their bright green coloring as well as to add a splash of acid to the recipe to brighten the flavors.
  • Stone House Seasoning – Previously, I would include salt, fresh garlic, and black pepper. Since I keep my Stone House Seasoning on hand, I’ve found that it is much easier to add in my guacamole. If you prefer to use fresh garlic, substitute 1/2 teaspoon of salt, one clove of fresh garlic, minced, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Tomatoes – I like to use Roma tomatoes that have been deseeded and diced. The easiest way I’ve found to deseed them is to cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and then use a spoon and scrape out the inside of the tomato.
  • Onion – a finely diced small onion adds just the right amount of crunch to this creamy dip.
  • Cilantro – chopped fresh cilantro adds so much flavor and freshness to guacamole.
  • Cumin – I love to add a sprinkle of ground cumin. It is optional but deepens the flavor and makes it even more delicious!
Guacamole Recipe - This simple guacamole comes together in less than 5 minutes and is full of fresh ingredients! Delicious dip and topping to so many dishes! //

There’s always the perfect time for fresh guacamole! Enjoy it with a meal or grab the chips and dig in. Whether you are having movie night with family or have a couple of friends coming over to visit, whip this up for everyone to enjoy! Guac is just one of those appetizers that most people love no matter the event or time of year.

Additional Guacamole Options

With this simple recipe, you can then add so many other variations.

  • Grilled corn sliced off of the cob and stirred into the guacamole adds a touch of sweetness.
  • Diced Jalapeños or Serano chilis add heat to the dip and if you grill them, they add a whole new level to the flavor of this guacamole.
  • Orange Juice adds a bit of sweetness to the dip.
Guacamole Recipe - This simple guacamole comes together in less than 5 minutes and is full of fresh ingredients! Delicious dip and topping to so many dishes! //

Another easy recipe I love to make in addition to my guacamole is my Restaurant Style Salsa. Add some tortilla chips and these two recipes to any gathering and you have some happy guests around the chip bowl!

Here’s my Guacamole Recipe. I hope you give it a try and continue to enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

Guacamole Recipe

4.50 from 2 votes
Guacamole makes a fresh, delicious dip as well as addition to so many dishes. This guacamole recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • pinch ground cumin, optional


  • Mash avocado with a fork or potato masher in a bowl until the consistency you prefer. Add lime juice and salt and mix well with fork. Stir in tomatoes, onion, and chopped cilantro. If using cumin, add at this point.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and serve.


To help keep guacamole fresh, return pit of the avocado to the prepared guacamole, cover with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic wrap onto the guacamole to keep as much air as possible away from the guacamole. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. 4 stars
    I made Guacamole for the first time last month, i surfed the net and your recipe was the easiest to work with. I didn’t include the cumin in mine recipe. Everyone loved it, so i’ll be making it again soon. I’m going to try the “strawberry Cake” recipe. I like that you recipes are simple and easy to follow. Most of the items on the ingredient list are things that most Ppl have at home already. Thanks for keeping the recipes fun & simple.


  2. This is the exact recipe I have used for years. One addition though, red pepper flakes. It gives it a little kick!

  3. 5 stars
    Love this guacamole recipe! It is so easy to make and I make it all the time – and have for years! I usually do not use the cumin in mine, since you list cumin as optional.
    My family loves this stuff and I could personally eat it every day. 🙂
    I just wanted to urge others to give it a try soon – it’s so easy and so good! Thank you!

  4. Hi Robyn
    Just wanted to know about black marks on avocados. Sometimes when I get them most of the avocado has little round dark dots or black stuff so I throw the whole thing away. I can’t tell from outside so not sure what to do.. Someone told me it’s ok, but I’m not sure. Please help.
    PS love your cookbook, when are you doing another? Would love bigger sections with spices/rubs/sauces.
    Thank You

    1. If your avocados have little dark dots on the outside skin, it means they have been exposed to cold temperatures for a long time before ripening. They are safe to eat. However, if there are dark spots on the inside of the avocado, it needs to be thrown away. That indicates it has started to spoil. I’m so thrilled you loved the cookbook and thanks so much for your suggestions. I will try to add more spices, rubs, and sauces to the recipes on this site. Thanks so much!