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A white bowl of colorful guacamole with a spoon and a plate of tortilla chips in the background.

Classic Guacamole (+ pro tip so it lasts longer)

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This classic guacamole is easy to make, citrusy, salty, creamy and the perfect classic creation for any Mexican-inspired meal.


  • Masher (optional- can also use fork)


  • 3 medium avocados
  • 1/2 white onion - finely diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 organic medium tomatoes - seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice - roughly 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice - roughly 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin  
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground  black pepper
  • dash of crushed red pepper and/or cayenne pepper - optional


  • Cut avocados in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Scoop out avocado flesh from the peel; add to a medium mixing bowl (I use this stainless steel bowl). Using a fork or masher, mash the avocados (not too much; it should be a little chunky).
    An overhead shot of a bowl of mashed avocados.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic cloves, lime juice, lemon juice, ground sea salt, cumin, black pepper, crushed red pepper and/or cayenne pepper (optional) and mix with a large spoon until blended.
    An overhead shot of the ingredients for guacamole added to a stainless steel bowl.
  • Serve immediately for freshest taste, or refrigerate until ready (see storage tip in Notes section below). Makes roughly 2 cups guacamole.
    A white bowl of guacamole with a spoon, and some tortilla chips in the background.



Pro Tip:
To keep the avocado from turning brown- add the guacamole to a glass or plastic sealable container. Before you put the lid on place some wax paper, parchment paper, or plastic wrap over the container and (important part -->) press down onto the surface of the guacamole until it's flat, making sure no air is exposed to the guacamole. Place the lid on over the wax paper/plastic wrap.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 151.9mg | Sugar: 1.4g
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