Simply Delicious Guacamole

Updated On: Feb 19, 2024

Simply Delicious Guacamole. This super simple recipe makes a quick and super tasty guacamole recipe. Not overly complicated, just avocados, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, fresh lime juice, salt, and a pinch of red chile flakes. Dunk your favorite tortilla chip or serve it on tacos.

simple and delicious guacamole recipe

When it comes to guacamole, I am somewhat of a purest.  Don’t get me wrong if you put a bowl of fancy pants guac in front of me, I will put the hurt on it, but when I make it at home, the simpler the better.  My recipe is easy to make with ingredients you most likely have in your fridge and pantry.

You may be asking yourself: “Self, why did she leave the pit in the guacamole?”.  Well here’s your answer – Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which when in contact with oxygen in the air, causes avocados to turn brown.  Read more at HuffPost Taste .

simple and delicious guacamole recipe


Simple ingredients make the best guacamole. Avocados are so creamy on their own that they really just need a few extras to make them shine.

  • Avocados – 3 ripe avocados
  • Garlic – fresh is best, but you can also use a good quality granulated or powdered garlic
  • Tomatoes – chopped fresh tomatoes are optional, but add texture to the creamy guac
  • Cilantro – fresh minced cilantro is always a great guac add in
  • Lime – fresh squeezed lime juice will keep the guacamole from turning brown and adds the necessary hit of acid
  • Red Pepper Flakes – optional, but delish in my opinion
  • Kosher Salt
simple and delicious guacamole recipe

Simply Delicious Guacamole

An easy recipe for a classic simple guacamole.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 avocados pitted, peeled & diced
  • ½ plum tomato diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mash lightly with a fork to blend and break up some of the avocado chunks. Adding the pit to the bowl will keep the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.


Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 204mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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Ok, back to guacamole – the Virtual Potluck crew thought it would be fun to whip up several varieties of guacamole to whet your appetite.  Grab the bag of tortilla chips and get ready to drool.  I know I am!

Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Great photo and I love how simple this is!

  2. Donna Currie says:

    I never think of putting garlic in guac. Maybe I should. I sure have plenty of avocados around here.

  3. juliajolliff says:

    We eat A LOT of guacamole in my house–I love it!! I also recently learned about putting the pit in the guacamole–great tip to know!

  4. Milisa Armstrong says:

    I love avocados and I can eat my weight in guacamole! Most of the time I make it just like you do.

  5. Susan 30A EATS says:

    Looks incredible and love the photos as always!! Here is my link to #VirtualPotluck if you will add! Also doing a cookbook giveaway!

  6. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says:

    Oh boy, can I put a hurtin on a good guac too! Love this. Simple and easy!

  7. Noble Pig - Cathy says:

    Since you love the avo sandwich with mayo…try whipping in a little mayo into your guac. It also helps keep it green and tastes awesome.

  8. The Food Hunter says:

    simple is good.

  9. diabeticfoodie says:

    Simple is often the best! Great recipe.

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  11. fabiola@notjustbaked says:

    I am a purist when it come to my guacamole as well. I will totally eat bacon in it, but when I make it, it is simple and I love it. I am addicted to avocados, there I said it.

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      LOL Fabiola. You and me both girl. I love them too!!

  12. karen bates says:

    Hey, kiddo you forgot to remove the pit!! Have a great week!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      LOL Karen!! I hope you have a great week too. Miss ya. Let’s do coffee soon.

  13. ohsweetbasil says:

    I’m such a guacamole fan. I honestly cannot ever turn it down. EVER. In fact, my daughter is the same. She takes little snack packs of guac to school at least 3 times a week. Can’t wait to try yours

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      How awesome. My kids could take it or leave it. Which – if you do the math – means more for me. 🙂 Thanks for commenting Carrian!

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