Easy Guacamole Recipe

Anne Lawton
by Anne Lawton
8 2 ounce serv
10 min

Easy guacamole is made with fresh and simple ingredients that are combined using a mortar and pestle. Each ingredient blends perfectly together to create the best creamy and delicious guacamole recipe ever. Once you make guacamole this way, it will be the only way you will ever make it. Serve your homemade guacamole as a dip with corn tortilla chips, with tacos, nachos or chili.

Store leftover guac in the fridge for a day. Since avocados oxidize and turn brown after being exposed to the air, fresh guacamole is best when it's enjoyed shortly after it has been made. There are several suggestions online for storing guac and avocados to keep them from turning brown, some work for a short time, and most don't.

Recipe details
  • 8  2 ounce serv
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Up to 1 diced jalapeno pepper - optional

Prepare the ingredients: rough chop the onions, garlic, and cilantro. Squeeze the lime juice, cut the avocados open and remove the pits.
Place the garlic and onions into the mortar (bowl) and mash it using the pestle
Add the cilantro and lime juice and continue to mash until a paste forms
Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and place it along with the jalapenos (if you are using them) into the pestle and continue to mash it until the guacamole reaches a consistency that you like.
  • If you don't have fresh garlic, you can use minced garlic in a jar, but keep in mind the flavor won't be as fresh.
  • Onions can be left out of this recipe or substituted with ¼ teaspoon of onion powder mixed in when you add the avocados.
  • Jalapeno peppers can be substituted with a teaspoon or two (to taste) of diced poblano peppers or they can be left out completely for a mild guac.
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