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Homemade guacamole on platter with chips and lime

Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole is fresh, flavorful and made with only 4 ingredients! It's easily customizable and it comes together in about 5 minutes!

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  • 4 large ripe avocados
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste


  • Halve the avocados.
  • Whack the blade of a knife into the center of the avocado pit.
    Pitting avocado collage
  • Pull the pit out of the avocado.
  • Use a spoon to scoop the avocado flesh out and place in a bowl medium bowl.
    Removing pit and scooping out avocado collage
  • Using a butter knife, slice the avocado against the sides of the bowl until it's in chunks (or mash with a fork if you prefer a smoother consistency).
  • Add the oil, lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently to combine.
    How to make guacamole collage


  • Pro tip:  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. 
  • Fresh guacamole will keep up to 3 days in an air tight container, but it will brown from oxidation. The unappetizing brown layer may be scraped off of the top with a knife before eating.
  • This recipe was modified in February 2021.  The video reflects the original recipe, which included red onion, garlic, jalapeño and diced tomato.  Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your tastes!


Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 499mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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