Easy Homemade Guacamole

June 18, 2019

Appetizers and Sides

By: Chris Petrellese 

Fresh is always best, right? Learn how to make fresh and delicious guacamole at home with this simple recipe that the whole family will love. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, this guac is sure to check all of the boxes. Savory, salty, with that perfect hint of lime, every tortilla chip will be wanting a piece.

fresh guacamole recipe with tortilla chips

As the weather heats up and the summer season is in full groove, guacamole is a must for every occasion. Thankfully, making guacamole is as easy as 1-2-3 (literally). If you’ve never made it before, the only steps are to mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and see how much you can eat in one sitting ????.

All of the Ingredients to make homemade guacamole by Sweet Simple Vegan

This avocado-based dip has been a staple part of my diet for as long as I can remember. My mom always made a big bowl of it almost weekend night in the summer. She made it with freshly grown tomatoes and cilantro from our garden, and it always just so perfect.

A closeup shot of guacamole with tortilla chips by Sweet Simple Vegan

My preferred vessel for guacamole is tortilla chips, but the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re digging in with veggies or topping your burgers and sandwiches with mountains of guac, there is no wrong way to do it.

Here are a few ideas we can suggest:

Chip getting dipped into guacamole by Sweet Simple Vegan

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Learn how to make fresh and delicious guacamole at home with this simple recipe. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, and the whole family will love it!


  • 3 large ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red or white onion
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (we prefer Roma)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)


  1. Add the avocado flesh to a medium sized bowl and mash it with a fork until smooth (or until it reaches your desired consistency).
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust ingredients as desired.
  3. Serve immediately or place it into a sealable bowl with plastic wrap over the guacamole (with the plastic touching the guacamole) and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican

Keywords: Appetizer, Dip, Avocado, Guacamole, Vegan, Mexican, Gluten-free

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. absolutely nothing beats classic homemade guac! this looks so so good.

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