Authentic Guacamole Recipe

overhead view of bowl with fresh authentic guacamole and crackers

5 from 3 reviews

The best Authentic Guacamole Recipe! Fresh and delicious, only 6 whole food ingredients, this easy guacamole is naturally gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo! Cool and creamy mashed avocado with just the right amount of traditional Mexican flavors and spice! Grab your favorite tortilla chips for some delicious snacking or use it as a homemade spread for toast and sandwiches!


  • 3 Ripe Hass Avocados
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Sweet Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • 2-3 TB Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Lime (about 1 TB Juice)
  • 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Seeded, Diced Jalapeño Pepper (optional, to taste)
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin, Black Pepper, Cayenne (optional, to taste)


  1. Carefully slice your ripe avocados, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl or Molcajete.
  2. Add the salt and mash the avocado with a potato masher, fork, or Tejolote to make it as smooth or chunky as you want.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix everything together until combined. Taste test the guacamole to adjust any seasonings you need.
  4. Serve right away with your favorite tortilla chips or chill until ready to serve.


  • You can adjust and add other flavors and ingredients to your liking. This is a great base recipe to make your own!
  • Store your guacamole in the fridge for 4-5 days, in an airtight container or tightly wrapped to reduce browning.
  • Freeze your guacamole by pressing it flat in a freezer-safe bag and freezing for 6-8 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight.


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