5-Minute Homemade Guacamole
5-Minute Homemade Guacamole is a quick and easy homemade guacamole recipe that’s fresh, flavorful and ready in 5 minutes!
It’s May 1st, and after so much rain, we’re finally enjoying summer-like weather here in CA. The weather was so beautiful this past weekend that I spent 3 hours working in my garden.
I harvested my last load of fava beans, trimmed my overgrown herb plants, and planted my tomatoes, strawberries, bell peppers, and jalapénos.
It feels really good to get my summer garden planted, and I actually got a bit of a tan in the process. 🙂
Now that my garden is prepped and ready for summer, I’m getting prepped and ready for Cinco de Mayo! I have two Mexican recipes for you this week, including this 5-Minute Homemade Guacamole.
Guacamole is something that I make at least once or twice a week. Most of the time I make this easy homemade guacamole recipe my husband’s request, or I like to change things up with my street corn black bean guacamole or mango tomatillo guacamole versions.
You may be wondering why I’m just now getting around to posting my go-to easy homemade guacamole recipe if I make it so often? I did post one years ago when I first started this blog, but the photos were awful and the whole post needed revamping.
I decided a fresh, new post was warranted for our favorite homemade guac, so here it is!
How to make 5-Minute Homemade Guacamole
There are a lot of different interpretations of homemade guacamole, including using a mortar and pestle to mash the avocado until perfectly smooth. While I’ve eaten it that way too, my favorite way to enjoy it is when it’s rustic and chunky like this.
Halve the avocados and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Using a knife, slice the avocado against the sides of the bowl until it’s in chunks (or mash with a fork if you prefer).
Add the lime juice, red onion, jalapéno, garlic, tomato, salt and pepper and stir gently to combine.
This 5-Minute Homemade Guacamole is so easy to make and will become your new go-to recipe whether you’re eating it with chips, serving it with tacos or fajitas, or just eating with a spoon.
Recipe tips and substitutions
If you like your avocado smooth, simply mash it with a fork until it reaches the desired consistency.
Guacamole is best served immediately to prevent oxidation, but if you’d like to make it a few hours ahead, reserve the avocado pits and nestle them into the guacamole and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
- 2 large ripe avocados
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 small jalapeno, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
- Halve the avocados and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Using a knife, slice the avocado against the sides of the bowl until it's chunky (or mash with a fork if you prefer).
- Add the lime juice, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, tomato, salt, and pepper and stir gently to combine.
- Serve with chips or use to top tacos, fajitas, and more!
Guacamole is best served immediately to prevent oxidation, but if you make it a few hours ahead, reserve the pits from the avocados and nestle them into the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap.
Serving Size:1/4 of batch
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.