Homemade Guacamole Recipe & Step by Step Instructions

Homemade Guacamole Recipe & Step by Step Instructions
easy homemade guacamole

This recipe for easy homemade guacamole is a tried and true favorite that nails the right combination of avocados, lime, salt and garlic. It’s a classic recipe that reminds you of the guacamole you order at your favorite restaurant.

The full recipe is below, but here’s a quick breakdown of how to make guacamole step by step.

How to Make Guacamole Step by Step

Step 1

You need 3 avocados, the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 red onion, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Start by chopping the garlic and red onion. Juice the lime.

Step 2

Add everything to a large bowl.

Step 3

With a fork, mash the ingredients together until combined but still a little chunky (the chunks of avocado are the best part!).

Step 4

Enjoy! YUM. Serve with tortilla chips or use it as a spread on toast & sandwiches.

how to make guacamole step by step

How to Do You Ripen Avocados Naturally?

If your avocados aren’t ripe yet, a natural way to ripen them is to put them in a paper bag with an apple or banana. Fold over the the top of the bag and let it sit. You’ll see a noticeable difference in 24 hours.

There have been too many times when I’ve bought my avocados at the last minute and this trick has saved the day!

best guacamole with tortilla chip

Why This is the BEST Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This is the best guacamole recipe because it’s simple. It allows the flavors of the fresh ingredients to shine through and has just the right amount of each. It’s not overly-complicated and there’s no out of the box ingredients. It’s a classic.

If you’re looking for an easy, simple guacamole recipe that tastes amazing and your family & friends will want you to make again and again, this is the one.

Easy Homemade Guacamole

An easy, classic recipe for how to make guacamole step by step. Loaded with flavor, no extra ingredients.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword appetizer, avocado, guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 153kcal


  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl. 
  • With a fork, mash the mixture until well-combined but still slightly chunky. 
  • Top with cilantro if desired and serve with your favorite tortilla chips. 

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