This classic guacamole recipe is the best! It’s easy and delicious because it lets the avocado take center stage. It’s also super easy to make with simple ingredients!

This recipe makes 12 servings and costs about $5.25 to make. That’s just $0.44 per serving. 

A picture of the finished recipe in a serving bowl.

Guacamole Recipe

I love guacamole. And I mean L-O-V-E! It goes well with all sorts of Mexican food. You can slather it on sandwiches or dip it like it’s nobody’s business! Today I’m sharing my all-time favorite guacamole recipe. 

I could be perfectly happy to eat homemade guacamole every single day. If I need a dip to bring to a party, the best bet is I am making this recipe. Also, if I am making Mexican food, I am 100% making this guacamole recipe to go along with it.

Why You’ll Love This Guacamole Recipe:

  • Combining fresh avocados, onions, tomatoes, and lime juice creates vibrant flavors in every bite.
  • Guacamole is packed with essential nutrients and healthy fats, making it a nutritious addition to your diet.
  • Preparing guacamole is quick and straightforward, requiring just a few ingredients and minimal effort.
  • You can customize it to suit your taste preferences, adding extra spice or adjusting the seasoning.
  • Guacamole pairs beautifully with various dishes, from tacos and burritos to grilled meats and salads, enhancing the overall dining experience.
  • It’s naturally gluten- and dairy-free, so it’s an excellent recipe for a party regardless of other diets and sensitivities!

Are you feeling like having a load of incredible Mexican food next meal? I don’t blame you! Serve this guacamole with tortilla chips, burritos, carne asada tacos, chicken tacos, or even a chicken enchilada casserole! For additional Tex-Mex dips, grab your smoked queso or queso blanco

A picture of the finished recipe in a small bowl with chips in a basket.

Guacamole Recipe Ingredients & Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.44

Recipe Cost: $5.25


4 large Hass avocados: $3.46

1 large Roma tomato: $0.36

¼ cup red onion: $0.32

¼ cup chopped cilantro: $0.20

2 large limes: $0.88

¼ teaspoon ground cumin: $0.01

2 pinches salt, plus more to taste: $0.02

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in August 2023.

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How To Make Guacamole

  1. Add the avocados to a medium bowl and mash the avocado until the desired consistency is reached. 
  2. Stir in the tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. 
  3. Season to taste with salt and serve immediately!

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Recipe Variations and Substitutions

  • Spicy Kick: Add minced jalapeño or serrano pepper for extra heat.
  • Garlic Twist: Incorporate minced or roasted garlic for a deeper flavor profile.
  • Tropical Guacamole: Dice and add ripe mango or some pineapple for a sweet and tangy twist.
  • Corn and Black Bean Delight: Mix some canned black beans and corn kernels for added texture and taste.
  • Creamy Greek Yogurt: Replace some lime juice with Greek yogurt to create a creamier texture.
  • Avocado-Chickpea Fusion: Add mashed chickpeas for unique and protein-packed guacamole.
  • Smoky Chipotle: Stir in chipotle pepper or adobo sauce for a smoky and spicy kick.
  • Pomegranate Guacamole: Top the guacamole with pomegranate arils for a burst of color and sweet-tartness.
  • Tomatillo Twist: Use diced tomatillos o salsa verde for a tangy and slightly citrusy variation.
  • Mediterranean Guacamole: Add chopped Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and diced cucumbers for a Mediterranean flair.
  • Guacamole with Cotija Cheese: Sprinkle crumbled cotija cheese on top for a salty and savory addition.
  • Basil and Lime: Swap cilantro with chopped fresh basil and use lemon juice instead of lime for a different herbal note.

Guacamole Recipe Storage & Serving Tips

SERVE: As stated above, you’ll want to serve your guacamole immediately! It will stay at room temperature for about 3 hours before it begins to brown.

STORE: If there are leftovers, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 3 days. I doubt it will last that long, though! See the FAQs for more info about ensuring your guacamole stays fresh.

FREEZE: Generally, you can freeze guacamole for about three months. Use an airtight container, as always.

THAW: Let your guacamole thaw in the fridge overnight.

Guacamole Recipe FAQs

How much guacamole does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 3 cups of guacamole.

How long does it take to make this guacamole recipe?

This quick and simple recipe only requires about 10 minutes of your time!

What is the best way to peel an avocado?

Believe it or not, this is an important skill and isn’t intuitive. (So, no worries if you don’t know about it!) I have a guide to peeling avocados right here.

How can I make my guacamole last longer?

According to Epicurious, five tested and proven methods help keep your guacamole fresh. 
●      First, you can seal it firmly with plastic wrap.
●      The second method is to add in a lot of extra lime juice before sealing it tightly with saran wrap.
●      The third way to keep it fresh is to sprinkle lime juice over the top of the guacamole, put the pit of the avocado into the center of the guacamole, and then seal it with plastic wrap.
●      Tip number four is to press olive oil onto the top of the plastic wrap and then firmly seal the plastic wrap over the guacamole.
●      The last tip is to sprinkle a little water over the guacamole’s top after patting it down. Firmly seal the plastic wrap over it; you will have fresh green guacamole, not brown!

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5 from 10 votes

Best Guacamole Recipe

Recipe Cost $ $5.25
Serving Cost $ $0.44
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
12 people
This classic guacamole recipe is the best! It’s easy and delicious because it lets the avocado take center stage. It’s also super easy to make with simple ingredients!


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoons


  • 4 large Hass avocados peeled and seed removed
  • 1 large Roma tomato seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup red onion small dice
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 large limes juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pinches salt plus more to taste


  • Add the avocados to a medium bowl and mash the avocado until the desired consistency is reached. 
  • Stir in the tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.
  • Season to taste with salt and serve immediately!


  • This recipe makes about 3 cups of guacamole. 
  • This recipe doubles, triples, quadruples, etc well. You can also halve this recipe.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Love guacamole here! I’ll definitely have to give this a try! I often add cilantro to my guacamole, too, but I bet the cumin is great!

  2. john hutchens says:

    My family loves guacamole. This looks like nearly the same recipe my wife uses except she uses lime essential oil in hers, I think one drop. It tastes so good, we love it.

  3. I could probably eat quacamole all day every day! It’s one of my favorite things!

  4. I love love love guacamole! I love that you’ve added cumin. It’s really good!

  5. I just can’t get tired of guac. I wish I had a never ending stock of it at home. It is so simple yet so delicious!

  6. Pam Greer says:

    This is the best guacamole recipe!! You’re right, simple is always better!

  7. Andrea Metlika says:

    Why haven’t I ever heard of Nick and Peel before? I’m definitely trying that. This Gaucamole is different with the cumin. I love cumin.

  8. The BEST guacamole recipe ever!

  9. Guacamole is one of the things we make every week. I can’t wait to try your recipe this weekend.

  10. One of my favorite appetizers. I could snack on this all day long!

    1. You and me both! 🙂

  11. sheenam | thetwincookingproject says:

    Looks like the perfect guac recipe.