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Easy Guacamole

This Easy Guacamole Recipe can be prepared in just 5 minutes with avocados, cilantro, lime juice and seasonings from your pantry. This creamy homemade guacamole is cool and refreshing, but also brings a hint of heat to the table. Serve this simple guacamole as a dip with tortilla chips or veggies or use it as a topper for veggie burgers, toast, baked potatoes and more!
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword avocado, dip, gluten free, guacamole, meatless monday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 167kcal


  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (you can also use 1 tablespoon of dried cilantro in place of fresh or omit completely if you don't prefer cilantro)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on taste and heat preference
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • Juice of ½ large lime


  • Chop fresh cilantro (if using) and set aside.
  • Combine onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt and black pepper in a small bowl and set aside (If you are using dried cilantro, add it to the seasoning mix).
  • Slice each avocado in half, removing the pit. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and add to a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork.
  • Mix in chopped cilantro, seasoning mix and fresh lime juice.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for at least 1 hour for best flavor.



To store leftovers, cover tightly with plastic wrap so that the plastic is touching the top layer of guacamole to prevent browning. Guacamole will last for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 7g