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easy guacamole

Guacamole is simple and quick to prepare. Rich avocado mixed with the freshness of herbs, lime and chilli, delicious as a side or on its own as a dip.

A bowl of freshly made guacamole to the front with fresh salsa and chicken tacos to the back all on a dark wooden surface.

Guacamole is one our favourite things to eat and something we both make a lot of. It’s really easy to make, so easy in fact that we’ve retired from making it ourselves and now leave the job to our daughters.

Rich, creamy avocado blended with a sharp hit of lime, the fire of some chilli and the freshness of herbs. It’s easily one of our favourite things to eat. Not only does it taste great, its’s packed full of ingredients that are good for you. Avocado is full of the good fats that our body needs.

How to safely cut an avocado?

Care is required when cutting an avocado. I like to place it on a board and working from the top (the pointed end) gently cut down through the flesh until you hit the stone in the middle.

With care, work around the stone with your knife until you have cut right around it. Gently twist the avocado and it will come apart in two halves. Remove the stone.

Next, for this guacamole recipe, simply scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon. However, if you are slicing the fruit, say for a salad, gently remove the outer skin, discard it and slice or dice the avocado as required.

Easy no cook fresh tomato salsa in a yellow bowl with guacamole and chicken to the back perfect for a taco night.

Why does avocado go brown once cut?

Like many fruits, avocado’s oxidise when coming into contact with air. By adding lime juice to your guacamole, this not only adds flavour to your finished dish, but the lime stops the avocado from oxidising and turning brown.

Can you make easy guacamole ahead of time?

You can make this dish a couple of hours ahead of serving. Once you have it made, and all ingredients combined, cover the top of the guacamole with some clingfilm.

Take care to ensure that you place the clingfilm directly on top of the avocado mixture. This forms a barrier from the air and will stop the guacamole from oxidising and going brown.

How to make easy guacamole – recipe steps:

Smashing up avocado to be used in guacamole.
Remove the flesh from the avocado and mash up to desired consistency
Adding fresh chopped coriander (cilantro) to smashed avocado, chillies and spring onions to make guacamole.
Add the chopped coriander to the crushed avocado
Smashed avocado with finely diced chillies and spring onions being add to make guacamole.
Stir through the remaining ingredients and serve

Do I need to add chilli to homemade guacamole?

My love of chilli is well documented! We’ve added chilli to this recipe, however, if making for children you might want to leave it out.

In this instance place a bottle of hot chilli sauce on the table. That way anyone looking for a good hit of chilli can add heat to suit their own palette.

Can you add chopped tomato?

Like most recipes, you can adapt this to suit your own tastes. However, for me the perfection of a simple guacamole is the creaminess of the avocado. I would not add tomato myself, as I think this makes the guacamole too loose and often sloppy.

Instead I prefer to serve a tomato salsa alongside the guacamole. That way you get the best of both, the creamy avocado and the freshness of tomato.

What sort of consistency should you go for?

The consistency of this dish is entire up to you, its down to personal choice. Everyone has their own way of making it, some preferring to cut the avocado into chunks, other prefer a really smooth blended consistency.

I like a guacamole that’s somewhere in between, mashed up a little but still with some texture.

A dark wooden table set for a taco party with fresh guacamole in a purple bowl, fresh salsa to the side, chicken tacos made up and lime drinks in the back.

How do you serve easy homemade guacamole?

This guacamole is lovely as a sharing dip on it’s own, with a bowl of tortilla chips. However, works as part of a larger Mexican style dinner, alongside our Tomato Salsa, our Tomatillo Sauce and sour cream. It works particularly well with Vegetarian and Vegan foods and we love it with re-fried beans.

However, don’t limit yourself to purely Mexican style food! I’m equally happy with it spread on a sliced of sourdough toast, topped with a soft poached egg and finished with some chilli sauce. For me that’s pretty close to breakfast perfection!

Likewise, both my daughter love to pile this on bread, with leftover roast chicken, to make their all-time favourite sandwich.

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Super fresh and creamy guacamole with lime juice is the perfect accompaniment to any taco party! We've served with our easy chicken tacos loaded with spices and salsas in soft wraps, but equally great as a dip!

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

Simple guacamole is really quick to prepare. Rich avocado mixed with the freshness of herbs, lime and chilli, delicious as a side or on its own as a dip.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 172kcal


  • 2 ripe avocado pears
  • 2 spring onions (white part only and finely chopped)
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • small bunch coriander leaves
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut the avocado in half, taking care with your knife to work around the stone. DO NOT attempt to cut through the stone! Remove and discard the stone and remove the acovado flesh from the outer skin. Place the avocado flesh in a bowl and mash down with a fork to the preferred consistency.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, mix well to combine and place into your serving bowl. Cover with clingfilm and refridgerate until you are ready to serve. Guacamole is best served freshly made as the guacamole will discolour.


If you are making this guacamole to serve to children, you may prefer to omit the red chilli. In this instance, place a bottle of Tabasco next to the guacamole and those requiring some heat can spice up their own dish.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 557mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 314IU6%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •

Course : Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine : Mexican
Keyword : Easy, Quick, Simple, vegan, vegetarian
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Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

LOVE guacamole! This one sounds delicious - very similar to how I make it :-D Eb x


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Thank you Eb, it's one of our favourites, so easy to make that I leave it to the girls these days! Lesley

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

Monday 6th of July 2020

Thanks for sharing, this looks lovely perfect to go with any mexican dishies

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Thank you Nic, it's such a simple dish to make and one that is eaten regularly in my house. Lesley

Chloe Edges

Sunday 5th of July 2020

I could bathe in guac. Actually I'm going to make some tonight!


Monday 6th of July 2020

Ha, ha, I'm with you Chloe! Guac is something that is made a lot in my house during the course of a week! Lesley


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Ooh I do love homemade guacamole and yours looks truly delicious. I usually add a few tomatoes to mine and haven't tried it with coriander, so will have to give your recipe a go.

But I've had awful luck recently with avocados. They're so expensive anyway and the last few have been bad on opening. So I'm feeling a bit disgruntled and wary of buying any more.

Jacqui – Recipes Made Easy:Only Crumbs Remain

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

I love guacamole and make it a lot. I use a similar recipe which my son shared with me after he came back from working in a Mexican restaurant in Australlia. They sprinkled thiers with a few chopped pistachios which is a great addition worth trying.

Thank you for linking up your version to #CookBlogShare


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

This is a dish I prepare quite a lot, in fact I usually get the girls to do it. I love your suggestion of using pistachios, I'll have to give that a try. Lesley x