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Easy Guacamole

A person mashing avocado into a bowl of easy guacamole on a table with salt, avocado, cilantro, lime, and chiles.
This easy guacamole is simple as heck and embraces a minimalistic philosophy with its authentic Tex-Mex approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials. Quick. Healthy. And the real deal.
Jessica Dupuy

Prep 15 mins
Total 15 mins
24 servings
62 kcal


  • 5 medium (about 2 lbs) ripe avocados halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 1 to 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup diced red or white onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove minced (optional)
  • Up to 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Finely chopped jalapeño (optional)


  • Scoop the avocado out of its peel and into a large bowl. Grab a fork and mash until the avocado is still sorta chunky. (At this point, you want the consistency to be a little chunkier than your desired final consistency since there's still some more stirring to be done.)
  • Stir in the lime juice, onion, salt, garlic, and, if desired, cilantro and jalapeño and mix until it's as chunky or as smooth as you fancy. Serve right away or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld.