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homemade guacamole in a molcajete being scooped by a tortilla chip

Easy Guacamole Recipe

This easy guacamole recipe uses simple, fresh ingredients and is bursting with incredible flavor. It's just like you'd get at your favorite Mexican restaurant!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword best guacamole, easy guacamole recipe, homemade guacamole, how to make guacamole, restaurant style guacamole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal


  • 2 avocados cut into halves, pitted & peeled or flesh scooped out
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons onion chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño or serrano pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 small tomato chopped


  • Prep all ingredients.
  • Bowl method: In a bowl, add avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and salt & pepper. Using a fork, mash into desired texture.
    Gently mix in onions, jalapeño pepper, and tomatoes.
    Taste and adjust if needed (e.g. add more of a certain ingredient). Serve immediately.
  • Molcajete (pestle & mortar) method: add the cilantro, onion, jalapeño pepper, and salt & pepper to the molcajete. Grind it into a smooth paste.
    Add in the avocados and lime juice and mash them using the pestle (I like mine to be a bit chunky).
    Stir in the tomatoes (use a spoon).
    Taste and adjust if needed. Serve immediately.


  • This recipe is very flexible! Feel free to throw in another avocado if needed, and all ingredients can be adjusted to taste.
  • You can chop the ingredients as small/large as you'd like.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg