Easy Guacamole Recipe

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tostada with guacamole

Lately, we’ve scored major big time in the avocado department. Not only have they been a great deal ($0.49 each), but they’ve also been beautiful, creamy, and delicious. It was almost a shame to turn some into guacamole. But, we like our avo dip. So, I did.

Years ago, FishPapa had a run in with bad guacamole – I guess the cook had stirred in mayo or sour cream or something.

Ummm, no.

Fresh guac needs to be just that – fresh! And good, fresh guacamole is super simple to make.

The Non-recipe Guacamole Recipe

The quick, quick way is to mash an avocado, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, sprinkle with salt, and stir in a spoonful or two of your favorite salsa. Taste and adjust seasonings to suit your tastes. Want to kick up the spice? Stir in some chopped jalapeno or tabasco. It’s that simple.

What a fine thing!

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tostada with guacamole
Easiest Guacamole
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Guacamole, that creamy avocado dip that you can't get enough of, is incredibly easy to make. This recipe is one that you'll have memorized after your first batch!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, avocado dip, guacamole
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 41 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 avocados halved and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  1. Remove the avocado flesh from the avocado and mash in a bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice for each avocado that you use.
  2. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a spoonful or two of your favorite salsa.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are per tablespoon of guacamole. Values may vary depending on size of avocados used in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easiest Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 41IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Raggedy Girl says

    Thanks for the great recipe and here is one back to you. Mix up a big green salad. Take some of that guacamole and mix it into some ranch dressing and put it on the salad and add tortilla strip. My family loves this kind of salad.
    Have a Great Friday!
    Roberta Anne

  2. Jeanette "Frogster" says

    Yum! Now I want some!

  3. Amy says

    I must be feeling better, because that sounds delish! Thanks for linking up. 😉

  4. Zimms Zoo says

    We have just started making fresh guac. Oh how we love it. I use lime in ours. I may need to make some tonight because this has me craving it! Thanks!!

  5. JessieLeigh says

    Oh, that looks delicious! Most of the guacamole you run into here in Indiana looks nothing like that… looks like I’ll have to make my own. Yum! (Might go with Zimms Zoo’s lime juice though… I’m a lime-y kind of gal!)

  6. FishMama says

    Roberta Anne, good idea. I’ve always wanted to try avo dressing. Sounds yummy.

    Amy, glad you’re feeling better!

    ZZ and JL, yes, lime is better — and more traditional — but lemon is what I usually have on hand — from my dad’s tree! But, limes were on sale this week, so we actually have those as well. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. Candace says

    I’ve been curious the whether guacamole is made traditionally with lemon juice or lime juice….or is it a preference thing? Most recipes I see is with lime, and that’s how I make it, but I hate buying lime just for guacamole! Lemons would be used much faster in my house!

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