Easy Guacamole Recipe

Here’s an easy homemade guacamole recipe that’s great with chips or spread on a sandwich.

Guacamole and chips on a white table

This is one of my favorite go to recipes. Perfect to serve as a snack or on Cinco de Mayo. You can adjust the heat by adding more jalapeño pepper.  I used half of a small pepper and removed some of the seeds and white pith that make a jalapeño hot.

Ingredients for guacamole on a tray

Ingredients To Make Guacamole

Ripe avocados
Fresh lime juice
Roma tomatoes
Red onion, diced
Jalapeño pepper
Fresh cilantro
Cayenne pepper
Kosher salt
Black pepper

Choose avocados that are ripe and firm. You don't want it to feel mushy anywhere on the skin. And don't choose any avocados that have marks or blemishes on them.

Guacamole in a bowl with chopped tomatoes on top

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizers, guacamole
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Marie Todd


  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the avocados into a bowl. Slice avocados in half and remove the pit. Carefully cut avocado into dice sections leaving without cutting through the skin. Spoon out the avocado dices into the bowl of ingredients.

  2. Mash the avocado and all of the ingredients together. You can make it as smooth or chunky as you like. Check the seasoning. Add more lime, salt and pepper if needed.
  3. The recipe calls for 3 large ripe avocados. You can substitute with 6 small avocados.

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Let me know if you made this recipe or if you made any substitutions to put your spin on it. Snap a pic and post it to Instagram. Tag @lisamarietodd and hashtag #anappetizinglife. Enjoy!


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