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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole - this quick and simple recipe is the perfect easy party dip with tortilla chips or along with tacos or by the spoonful. Best of all, only 6 ingredients to make for your next Mexican-inspired meal.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword best guacamole recipe, easy guacamole recipe, guacamole recipe, how to make guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 168 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 small red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño or Serrano chili , seeds and ribs removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt plus more to taste
  • 4 ripe Haas avocados halved and pitted
  • 2 - 2 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice plus more to taste

Optional Additions:

  • Cumin , minced garlic, cayenne pepper, diced tomatoes


  1. Place onion, pepper, 1/4 cup cilantro and salt in a mortar and pestle or a small food processor. Pound or process into a fine paste.
  2. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados using a spoon into a medium bowl. Roughly mash with a fork. Add the onion paste, remaining cilantro and lime juice. Fold to combine. Taste and add additional salt, lime juice and any optional toppings and seasonings. Serve immediately with warm tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Guacamole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.