Who doesn't love guacamole? It's the perfect appetizer for any occasion. But, sometimes store-bought guacamole can be a little expensive. That's why I'm sharing this delicious four-ingredient guacamole recipe with you today.
It's quick and easy to make, and best of all, it's affordable! So go ahead and give it a try. I guarantee you'll love it!
This guacamole recipe is so good you'll be making it on repeat all summer long. It's perfect for barbecues, pool parties, and potlucks - or whenever you're in the mood for the perfect snack with your favorite tortilla chips.
Plus, it only requires four ingredients, so it's super easy to make.
Guacamole is a great appetizer that is always a hit at parties. It's the perfect dip or side dish. But it can be expensive to buy pre-made guacamole from the store.
This easy homemade guacamole recipe is simple to make and much more tasty than the store-bought variety. Plus, it's much cheaper to make at home!
Serve it with roasted beet hummus, vegan walnut pesto, and baked sweet potato fries at a party!
Here are the ingredients you need to make this simple 4-ingredient guacamole recipe:
- Avocado - I recommend ripe buttery Haas avocadoes to make guacamole. Their creamy texture is perfect for this recipe. The avocadoes should be firm; give them a gentle squeeze and they should yield slightly when ripe.
- Garlic - for flavor.
- Lime juice - for acidity and tartness.
- Sea Salt - Be generous with the salt, or the guacamole will be bland.
- Optional: Black pepper, Cumin, and White onion - finely chopped for the best texture in this slightly chunky guacamole.
See the recipe card for the quantities.
Is guacamole healthy?
Yes, because avocadoes are healthy! Did you know that avocadoes are fruit? They contain fiber, healthy fats, potassium, lutein, vitamins such as Vitamin B6, folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and copper.
With this recipe, you have the added benefits of garlic and onion, which can include lower cancer risk, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
How to make this easy 4-ingredient guacamole recipe
It's easy to make this delicious guacamole, even if it is your first time. Multiply the recipe to make it for a crowd!
- Wash the ripe avocadoes.
- Cut each avocado in half lengthwise, and remove the seed with your hand. Discard any brown spots or dark portions.
- Once you cut the avocado, it will oxidize quickly and get brown spots. To avoid this, make the guacamole immediately. Mixing the avocado with lime juice will prevent oxidation.
- Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon into a small bowl. Mash with a fork.
- Stir in the garlic, lime juice, and sea salt.
- Add the optional cumin, black pepper, and chopped white onion.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed for this slightly chunky guacamole.
Hint: Let sit for 30 minutes to develop flavor. Be sure to serve it at room temperature for the best flavor. Cover the guacamole with a piece of plastic wrap to prevent oxidation.
Here are some simple substitutions you can try:
- Lime juice - use fresh lemon juice if you don't have any limes, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar.
- White onion (if using) - instead of white onion, you can use diced red onion or one to two chopped shallots.
Here are some ideas on how you can customize this recipe to suit your preferences:
- Deluxe - add ground cumin for a hint of savory smokiness. Add chopped cilantro or chopped parsley.
- Kid-friendly - skip the onion and garlic.
- Spicy - add diced jalapeño, seeded and ribbed, or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Add a chopped Roma tomato if you like.
- Add your favorite salsa.
- Fresh herbs: add chopped fresh cilantro or fresh parsley.
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- mixing bowl
Store leftover guacamole in the fridge for one to two days in an airtight container.
How to serve
Guacamole goes great with so many things! Be sure to serve it at room temperature for the best flavor.
Serve this guacamole as a delicious dip with tortillas, with celery sticks, and spread it on toast to make avocado toast.
Add it to your favorite Mexican recipe. I love to add this quick guacamole nachos, tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. Add it to salad, a healthy burrito bowl, or on top of roasted sweet potatoes.
Try it with this vegan southwestern tofu scramble. Or add it to this vegan chickpea tuna salad, chickpea quinoa salad, or on top of lentil black bean burgers.
Wow your party guests with festive and fabulous dips! In addition to this easy guacamole recipe, beetroot dip with horseradish, vegan walnut pesto, and vegan basil pesto are great ways to add some flavor to your next party. They're all easy to make, healthy, and delicious!
What's better than enjoying this guacamole and tortilla chips with this tamarind margarita or blood orange margarita?
I don't recommend it. The texture will not be creamy, it will be hard, and the taste will not be pleasant.
They need to be just ripe for the best flavor and texture! If the avocadoes are underripe, they will be hard to mash and the flavor might be bitter. The texture and flavor won't be ideal with overripe avocadoes that have dents in the skin.
As long as the avocado isn't spoiled, it is safe to eat but it doesn't taste as good. So I scrape off the brown and darkened portions and taste the green part.
Keep avocadoes on the counter until ripe. Speed up the ripening process by storing the avocadoes in a brown bag with a banana or apple until they are ripe. Once ripe, store the avocadoes in the fridge immediately to prevent them from further ripening.
Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and gently push it into the guacamole so there are no air pockets. Or store it in an airtight container.
I hope you enjoy this guacamole recipe as much as we did! If you make this recipe, please take a moment to ★★★★★ star-rate it and leave a comment below. Also, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, and share your creation with me! Tag me @resplendentkitchen and hashtag #resplendentkitchenrecipes.
4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- chef's knife
- mixing bowl
- 2 ripe Haas avocados
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh or lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup white onion, minced optional, or red onion
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin optional
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper optional
- Cut each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the seed with your hand. Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon into a small bowl. Mash with a fork.
- Stir in garlic cloves, lime juice, and sea salt. Add optional white onion, ground cumin, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Enjoy! If you have time, let sit a while to develop flavor. See notes.
Resplendent Kitchen offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site as a courtesy. Although resplendentkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information from online calculators, these figures are estimates.
Simple and delicious. You can't go wrong with this combo.
Thanks so much, Diana! It's a favorite!
Love this simple guacamole recipe that just hits all the right spots. Easy to make and we usually have all the ingredients on hand!
Thanks for your feedback, Nancy! We love it too 🙂
Yassssss! I could eat this everyday and never tire of it!
Glad to hear it, Jess, thank you! Same here!
This was amazing and such a treat! Thank you! Everyone in my family loved it.
Thank you for trying this recipe, Shadi, I am happy to hear your family enjoyed it!
Such a delicious guacamole with just a few ingredients. It was perfect for taco night. My family loved it!
Thanks for your feedback, Jamie, I appreciate it!