Treat yourself to the Best Quick Guacamole Recipe ever. Made with lime juice, cilantro, and garlic, this 5 minute snack is the perfect bite for eating with chips or veggies!
The best easy guac recipe ever
If you’ve been looking for a quick and incredibly easy guac recipe, look no further. This is by far the best quick guacamole recipe that you’ll ever try! With simple, straightforward ingredients, it’s ready in less than 5 minutes and is perfect for filling all of your snack cravings.
This recipe uses everything good: avocados (of course), lime juice, red onion, cilantro, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. However, I’ve also included a list with a bunch of add-in ideas that you can use to perfect this dish to your liking!
This is the best recipe for game day, snacking, pre-dinner munching, or any other occasion. Let’s dig in!
Ingredients in this homemade guacamole recipe
This recipe uses everything good and tasty. Together, these ingredients taste like an absolute flavor party! It’s truly the best homemade guacamole.
- Avocados: To start, you will 4 ripe avocados. Keep reading to learn how to pick the perfect ones!
- Lime: Next, we’ll use the juice of 1 large lime. This adds incredible tangy flavor while also keeping the guac from browning as fast.
- Red onion: Add flavor with 1/4 cup of finely diced red onion. Trust me – you’ll want to include this!
- Cilantro: The first seasoning we’ll be using is 1/4 cup of finely diced cilantro.
- Garlic powder: Then, add 1 tsp of garlic powder.
- Salt & Pepper: Finally, finish things off with 1 tsp of salt and pepper, each.
Everything you need to make homemade guac
For this recipe you’ll need only four main items: A cutting board, chopping knife, large mixing bowl, and a stirring utensil. A potato masher makes mashing the avocado much quicker, though a fork works just as well! For measuring, you will need to measure out 1 tsp and 1/4 cup.
How to make the best quick guacamole recipe
Making guac is just plain old easy. It takes less than 5 minutes! Just chop the onion, mash the avocado, stir everything together, and it’s ready for your favorite chips!
First, mash the avocados and lime juice in a large mixing bowl. A potato masher makes it easier.
Then, add the red onion, cilantro, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mash until it reaches your preferred guac consistency.
Garnish with lime, cilantro, and flaked salt!
Want to take your guac up a notch? Here are some more ingredients that you can stir into your guac to get the thickest, most flavorful recipe ever.
- Diced tomatoes (I like to use quartered cherry tomatoes)
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Black beans
- Fruit (mangoes, peaches, or even pomegranate seeds)
How to know when your avocados are ready to eat
Avocados are a tricky fruit (yes, technically a fruit), always being too ripe to eat and then going bad overnight. But, here are some tricks to tell you when your avocados will be ready so that you can be prepared — guac ingredients in hand — when the perfect moment strikes.
The key to choosing a ready avocado is to do a little touch test. If you slightly press on the skin and it feels hard and doesn’t form an indent, the avocado is underripe. If you press on it and it forms a little indent or is easy to “push,” the avocado is probably ready to eat. Finally, if it feels mushy or is just too easy to make an indent, it’s overripe.
- Underripe: Firm to the touch; A bright green color
- Ripe: Feels soft but not mushy; Easy to make an indent; Nice dark green color
- Overripe: Feels mushy; Is very easy to make an indent; Very dark color
Note: Some avocado varieties don’t really change color as they ripen, and instead stay green. That being said, a green color doesn’t always mean underripe. The best way to know if your avocado is ready is to do the touch test!
Storing leftover guac
This guacamole will stay nice and fresh for around 3-4 days. You can give it an extra spritz of lime before placing it in the refrigerator to help prevent browning.
I also like to keep the pit of the avocado and place it in the center of the batch of guacamole. It also helps to keep it fresher, just remove before eating! You can also put a layer of saran wrap tightly on it, touching the top of the guacamole, before putting in fridge.
Be sure to use an airtight container – it’s super important for saving this recipe!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
If I know one thing, it’s that you can never, ever, ever have too many dip recipes! Here are some more of my favorites, with everything from buffalo chicken and lemon garlic to peanut and tzatziki!
- Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Easy Avocado Feta Dip
- Lemon Garlic Hummus
- Thai Peanut Hummus
- Healthy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 large lime, juiced
- 1/4 very finely diced red onion
- 1/4 cup finely diced cilantro
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- In a large bowl, mash together avocados and juice of 1 lime. I use a potato masher.
- Add in red onion, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mash until a good mixture of small chunks and smooth, or to desired texture.
- Garnish with lime, cilantro and flaked salt.
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