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Super Simple Basic Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is easier to make than you think! Start with this basic recipe and spice it up with other ingredients and spices!
Course Appetizer, Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Western
Keyword guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen


  • 2 ripe avocadoes
  • Fresh lime juice (start with 1 tbs and adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro/coriander
  • Chopped white onion
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce


  • Combine all ingredients and mash with a fork.
  • Adjust amounts of lime juice, salt and pepper according to taste.
  • Add optional ingredients to your liking.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite Mexican food! Also makes for great avocado toast!