This guacamole recipe gets a tasty kick from cayenne and cilantro. You can serve it smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Restaurant-worthy guacamole is just a few ingredients away. You'll be surprised how easy it is to make this top-rated guacamole recipe. You'll come back to it again and again!

What Is Guacamole?

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip or spread that originated in Mexico. It's typically made with mashed avocado and lime juice, then seasoned with salt and cilantro. Guacamole often contains tomatoes and onions.

How to Make Guacamole

You'll find the step-by-step recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Guacamole Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this irresistible guacamole recipe:

· Avocados: Of course, you'll need avocados!
· Lime: Lime juice adds brightness and slows down the browning process.
· Salt: A teaspoon of salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
· Vegetables: You'll also need an onion and roma tomatoes.
· Herbs and spices: Fresh cilantro, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper add tons of flavor.

How Do You Make Guacamole?

It couldn't be easier to make restaurant-worthy guac at home: Simply mix all the ingredients together! That's it. You'll find the step-by-step recipe below.

How to Serve Guacamole

Serve this guacamole with tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables for dipping. You can also spread it on toast, use it as a hamburger or sandwich topping, or dollop it onto a baked potato.

How to Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown

Avocados have a tendency to turn brown when they're exposed to air, so guacamole loses its brightness rather quickly. You can prevent this by placing the guacamole in an airtight container, then covering the top with a thin layer of water, lemon juice, or lime juice. This barrier will keep the air from getting in. Seal the container and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Can You Freeze Guacamole?

Yes, you can freeze guacamole. Ladle it (in serving-size portions) into freezer bags, squeeze out the excess air, and flatten. Wrap the bags in foil for extra protection against freezer burn. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"If I could give 10 stars, I would," raves LYNNESTWINS. "This is an AWESOME recipe. The only thing I changed was the tomato. I did not have a Roma on hand, only a homegrown Brandywine. A bit juicier but worked."

"Love love love this recipe," according to Christy Ratto-Bixby. "Easy to make, hard to keep around! It was devoured!!! I now add a dash or two of cumin and a jalapeño. So good!!"

"AMAZING," says RPWells. "This is the guacamole recipe to end them all. I doubled it and should have tripled it. Everyone gobbled it up."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (Optional)


  1. Mash avocados, lime juice, and salt together in a medium bowl; mix in tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper.

  2. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for 1 hour for improved flavor.

    a low angle, close-up view of a bowl of fresh guacamole topped with diced tomatoes and parsley and served with tortilla chips.


Serve this guacamole with homemade tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
22g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 866mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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