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The Best Ever Super Easy Guacamole Recipe

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Updated: June 2019

Yeah! Summer is finally here! I don’t know about you, but I am so looking forward to vegging out on those lazy Sunday afternoons! Part of the fun is, of course, eating outside as well. To me no food is more iconic of Summertime than guacamole. But I am not talking about the store bought goop. No, this is the real, fresh stuff. The best part? It is super easy to make. Five ingredients and you’re there! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan goodness. And as if that weren’t good enough, it’s the perfect recipe if you are living the low carb life!

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Avocados are a super food, chock full of nutrients and my fave: HEALTHY FATS. Love those two words together! You can enjoy them in smoothies, salads, on sandwiches. If you are a lazy shopper like me and love versatile ingredients, avocados rank pretty high on the list. I snag a whole bunch when they are on sale.

To keep them from going bad, store them in the refrigerator until the day before you are ready to use them. If they are still pretty green let them sit out for at least a day. You don’t want to try this recipe with green hard avocadoes, it just won’t work.

On to easy guacamole goodness. You will find one ingredient absent in my recipe, but you are certainly welcome to add it if you’d like: cilantro. Why? It just seems to be one of those things that I either don’t have on hand, or something that dies of old age in my veggie drawer.

It all starts with these fresh goodies…

bowl filled with lemons, tomatoes, avocado, limes, green onions, all of the ingredients for yummy guacamole

I try to use organic ingredients whenever I can, especially if the skin of the fruit of vegetable will be eaten. This guacamole is more than just a dip on the side. It is meant to be a more substantial part of a meal, hence the chunky goodness.

From what my guests have told me, they like this recipe exactly because it doesn’t have cilantro in it, so I am sticking to my version. And besides, it’s simpler. Last time I checked, my blog wasn’t about making life harder:)

If you like a little kick, feel free to add some diced jalapeno. How much depends on how hot the jalapeno is and how spicy you like your food.

When choosing avocadoes you can either get them when they are still green and hard and let them ripen on the counter or opt for ones that are dark and have a slight give. Stay away from mushy ones.

Putting it all together is pretty straight forward.

picture of cut up ingredients for guacamole

Halve the avocados, remove pits. Scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. By the way, leaving the pit in the guacamole to keep it from turning black is an old wives tale. It is air that oxidizes the guacamole and no pit will prevent that!

Once you have everything diced and chopped, it’s time to mash the avocado with a fork, add the salt and lemon and/or lime juice and mix well. Mashing the avocado, lemon, lime and salt mixture first will keep the diced tomato and green onion intact. You should end up with this:

picture of mashed avocado in a bowl

Fairly creamy with some avocado chunks.

Tip: If you stop right here you have the perfect spread for avocado toast. Insanely delicious!

Add your remaining ingredients:

picture of mashed avocado topped with diced tomato and sliced green onion

Stir well, taste and adjust salt and lime/lemon juice if needed.

picture of guacamole all mixed up in bowl

One little trick I have learned, is to always keep Lime Vitality oil on hand for those times I want to add lime flavor, but don’t have limes. Depending on the time of year, and I love to make this guacamole recipe year round, the limes at the store can be so dry they yield very little juice.

picture of lime vitality essential oil and lime

And here is a picture of the finished result! So pretty and chunky, not to mention delicious. Serve with your favorite chips. Pictured here are organic yellow and blue corn chips. Choose organic, because nearly all non-organic corn is GMO. Enjoy! I love a nice helping of it as part of a lunch bowl – so satisfying.

Picture of guacamole in bowl with chips


Easy five ingredient guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced (use green parts only)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 3-5 drops Lime vitality essential oil (optional)

Juice from either 1/2 lemon or lime

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh into bowl.

    Mash with fork until only small chunks remain.

    Add diced tomato, sliced green onion, salt (adjust to taste if needed), lemon or lime juice and lime vitality essential oil drops if using.

    Stir to combine well, enjoy.

    This guacamole is wonderful with chips, on burgers, as a topping for tacos, as an addition to sandwiches in place of mayo.

This guacamole recipe has been a Summer staple at our house for as long as I can remember. I hope you love it as much as we do! Make a double batch and bring to your next cookout with friends. They will love you for it!

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6 thoughts on “The Best Ever Super Easy Guacamole Recipe”

  1. Marlies Martin

    Guacamole is a must year round but especially in the summer!! Thanks for your recipe it’s a little different so will give it a try!

  2. I am very impressed with your blog. How did you do it? Did you set it up by yourself or get help? WittyGritty is a great title, too. Very creative, just like you, Witty Gritty Girl!

    1. Yes, I love using it in all kinds of recipes and to give my boring bottled water a little flavor as well!

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