Guacamole Recipe That’s Really Easy

This guacamole recipe is pretty easy to put together and tastes great. Seriously, it’s really good. This is awesome as a side dish to a meal or just a standalone snack with some chips. Let’s take a look at everything you need to make my guacamole recipe.

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What It IsWhat It IsWhere to Buy
CookwareMortar and Pestle (thing to smash up avocados)Amazon
CookwareKitchen knifeAmazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareLarge mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareMeasuring spoonsAmazon
CookwarePaper towels (for drying the chopped tomato)Amazon
Ingredient4 ripe fresh avocadosStore
Ingredient6 tablespoons of lime juiceStore
Ingredient1 medium tomato, sliced very finelyStore
Ingredient1 medium white onion, sliced very finelyStore
Ingredient1/4 tsp black pepperStore
Ingredient1/2 tsp saltStore
Ingredient1 tsp minced garlicStore
Ingredient1/8 tsp cumin Store
Ingredient1/8 tsp cayenne pepperStore
Ingredient1/8 tsp sugarStore
Ingredient1 serrano chile, finely slicedStore
Ingredient1 bunch of cilantro, washed and choppedStore

Let’s get working on this guacamole recipe. To start things off, grab your four ripe avocados and start chopping them up.

avocados for guacamole recipe

Grab one of them and set it on the cutting board like so:

chopping up an avocado

Take the skin off and remove the pit from each one.

taking the pit out of an avocado

For this next part of the guacamole recipe, grab the mortar and pestle.

mortar and pestle

You can use one of these to smash up the avocado or use a fork, too. Frankly, I think the whole mortar and pestle thing is kind of over the top. They’re fun to use, but a fork works just as well.

Smash it up really well.

avocado in a mortar bowl

Once each avocado is smashed for this guacamole recipe, throw it into a large mixing bowl. Don’t try to do all of them at once in the mortar.

mortar and pestle smashing avocado

Throw it in one of these:

dumping guacamole into large bowl for a guacamole recipe

There it is:

Mixing avocado around in a large bowl for a guacamole recipe

Repeat those steps with all of the avocados. Then, grab your lime juice. Throw 6 tablespoons of it into the large mixing bowl with all the smashed up avocados. This is equivalent to about 3 limes’ worth of juice.

lime juice for guacamole recipe

Following that, grab your medium tomato and slice it up for this part of the guacamole recipe.

chopping up tomatoes for guacamole recipe

I used paper towels to clean up a lot of the moisture in the tomato. I recommend you do the same.

drying off tomatos

Mix those in with the avocados.

tomato chunks

Once those are in there, grab your white onion and slice up a chunk of that into small pieces. I was originally going to slice up the whole thing, but I realized there would be way too much in there if I used all of it. Go with your gut on how much to use. I put about 1/3 of the onion into this guacamole recipe.

white onion for guacamole

Next, grab some black pepper. Measure 1/4 tsp of that into the large mixing bowl.

black pepper for guacamole recipe

Yea we’re at the seasoning part here. Lotta repetitive things coming up.

Grab your salt and put a 1/2 tsp of that into the big bowl.


You’ll also want to grab your minced garlic and throw 1 tsp in there.


This guacamole recipe also needs some cumin

Put 1/8 cumin in there.


Following that, grab your cayenne pepper and measure 1/8 tsp of that into the large bowl.

Image of Cayenne pepper for guacamole recipe

Once that’s in there, grab some sugar – you read that right – sugar and put 1/8 tsp of that into the large bowl, too.

sugar for guacamole recipe

Now would be a good time to mix things around, too.

Once that’s done, grab a serrano chile and chop it up into as little pieces as you can.

finely chopping up a serrano chile

Throw that into the mixing bowl once it’s all chopped up.

For the last part of this guacamole recipe, grab a handful of cilantro. Wash it and slice it up into small pieces, then throw it into the bowl and mix everything around really well. You don’t need to use all the cilantro.

Like the onion, eyeball how much you think is best for you and your guests. I used about a handful and saved the rest.


Put the bowl into the fridge for about 20 minutes or until cold. Serve soon, since homemade guac only lasts about 1-2 days.

guacamole recipe

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Guacamole Recipe That's Really Easy

Recipe by BobCourse: Appetizers, Snacks, SidesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 ripe avocados

  • 6 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 medium tomato, sliced up very finely

  • 1 medium white onion, sliced finely

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1/8 tsp cumin

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 tsp sugar

  • 1 serrano chile, finely sliced

  • 1 bunch of cilantro (just a handful goes in)


  • Slice up your avocados, remove the pits, and mash them all up using either a pestle and mortar or just a fork. Throw it all in a large mixing bowl.
  • Throw your 6 tablespoons of lime juice into the large bowl and mix it around.
  • Chop up the tomato, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile very finely and throw them into the bowl with the mashed up avocado. Mix it all around.
  • Measure out 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/8 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, and 1/8 tsp sugar. Throw all that into the large bowl and mix it around.
  • Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes or until cold. Serve with some taco chips, rice or the many other things that go well with guac.


  • Calories are estimated and mainly based on the the rule of 50 calories per 1 ounce of avocado. This guacamole recipe has about 33.5 ounces of avocado in it, so it's about 1675 calories total and 200 calories per 4 ounce serving. That's without chips.

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