Homemade Chunky Guacamole

This healthy Five ingredient guacamole recipe is simple & easy.

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Guacamole is a classic Mexican dip that has become a favorite worldwide. It's a delicious and healthy snack perfect for any occasion, whether you're having a party or just looking for a tasty snack. While traditional guacamole recipes can be pretty complex, requiring a long list of ingredients and several steps to prepare, there's an easier way to make delicious healthy guacamole.

This five-ingredient guacamole recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy this delicious dip without spending too much time in the kitchen. With just five simple ingredients, you can whip up a tasty batch of guacamole in no time. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a kitchen beginner, this recipe will surely become a favorite.

5 ingredient guacamole

It’s taco Taco Tuesday again y’all!!

So it’s only fitting that I serve up something today that every taco and taco recipe desperately needs.

After you make this, you will no longer want that store-bought stuff!

This simple and easy guacamole recipe is quick and tastes amazing with only a few ingredients.

Healthy guacamole ingredients

What Is Used To Make Healthy Guacamole?

  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Ripe Avocados

Three main ingredients!

And do you know what that means?  It means that you can make this in under 15 minutes.

So no matter what kinda taco, taco salad, or fiesta you are throwing together for taco Tuesday, this needs to be a part of it.

Healthy guacamole ingredients

How To Choose Avocados For Making Guacamole?

Choosing the right avocados for guacamole is crucial for achieving the perfect texture and flavor. Here are some tips on how to select avocados for guacamole:

  1. Look for ripe avocados. Choose avocados that are ripe but not overripe. Ripe avocados should feel slightly soft when gently pressed but not mushy.
  2. Check the color. The skin of ripe avocados should be dark green or black, but not brown or yellow. Avoid avocados with large bruises or blemishes.
  3. Consider the time. If you plan to make guacamole in a few days, choose firmer avocados that will ripen at home. If you need to use them right away, select ripe avocados that are ready to eat.
  4. The stem trick. Remove the stem at the top of the avocado. If it's green underneath, the avocado is ripe. If it's brown, it's overripe, and if it's still white, it's not yet ripe.

By following these tips, you can ensure that you choose the best avocados for your guacamole, resulting in a delicious and creamy dip.

How Can You Tell If An Avocado Is Ripe?

Two things help you determine if an avocado is ripe.

  • Color
  • Firmness

A bright green avocado is not ready yet.  I had to learn this the hard way.

If you go to buy an avocado the day you need to use it, you want it darker in color.  Avocado turns a brownish-green color when they are ready and ripe.

In addition to the color, if you squeeze the avocado lightly and it yields to gentle pressure, it is indeed ready!

How do you make Guacamole?

To make this simple & easy guacamole, start by peeling, pitting, and cutting your avocados.  And then put them in the bowl.

Using fresh cilantro, remove cilantro leaves from stems.

Now you could use cilantro you find in the seasoning section if that is all you have, but that fresh cilantro is gonna be well worth it!

Add it to your bowl.

Then peel and chop the red onion. Red onion doesn’t take much, so roughly a one-third of a medium-sized onion.

Put that in the bowl as well.

Then dice your tomato. I use one whole medium tomato. Put that in the bowl.

guacamole with tomatoes

Now add the magic!  Seasonings – garlic and salt.

guacamole recipe with tomatoes

Top off with a squeeze of the juice of the lime over the mixture.

Squeezing lime juice over guacamole

Mash together using a potato masher or pulse using a food processor until the desired level of smoothness versus chunkiness is achieved.

healthy guacamole recipe

Serve and enjoy!

Simple right?

Now go eat tacos and be merry!

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FAQs about making guacamole

Homemade guacamole is best when it's fresh, but sometimes you may have leftovers that you want to save for later. Here are some tips on how to keep your homemade guacamole from going bad:

  1. Store it in an airtight container. Transfer the guacamole to an airtight container, and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole before sealing the container. This will help to prevent air from getting in and oxidizing the guacamole.
  2. Add acid. Adding a splash of citrus juice, such as lime or lemon, can help to prevent browning and prolong the life of your guacamole. Mix it in well before storing.
  3. Refrigerate promptly. Store the guacamole in the refrigerator as soon as possible after making it. It's best to consume within 24-48 hours for optimal freshness.
  4. Freeze for longer storage. If you have more guacamole than you can eat in a few days, consider freezing it. Transfer the guacamole to an airtight container, leaving some room at the top for expansion. Freeze for up to three months.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your homemade guacamole fresh and delicious for as long as possible.

The great thing about guacamole is that it's a very versatile recipe, and you can make substitutions depending on your personal preferences or what ingredients you have available. Here are some potential substitutions for the ingredients in this recipe:

  1. Avocados. Unfortunately, there's no real substitute for avocados in guacamole since they're the star of the show. However, you could try using mashed peas or edamame for a similar texture and nutritional profile.
  2. Cilantro. If you're not a fan of cilantro, you could substitute it with parsley, basil, or even mint. Alternatively, you could omit the herb altogether and add some extra lime juice or another citrus to give the guacamole a tangy flavor.
  3. Lime. Lemon juice or vinegar can be used as a substitute for lime juice.
  4. Red Onion. White, yellow or green onions could be used instead of red onion. Or you can omit it altogether.
  5. Roma Tomatoes. You could use any tomato variety you have on hand or even omit them if you prefer. Some people like to add a bit of hot sauce, jalapeno, or bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.

Remember that these substitutions may alter the taste and texture of the guacamole, so feel free to experiment and adjust the recipe to your liking!

Guacamole is generally considered a healthy food. Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, is a nutrient-dense fruit that is high in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Here are some of the health benefits of guacamole:

  1. Good source of healthy fats. Avocados are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are considered healthy fats that can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  2. High in fiber. Avocados are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help to promote digestive health and keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  3. Rich in vitamins and minerals. Avocados are a good source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as potassium, magnesium, and folate.
  4. May help with weight management. The healthy fats and fiber in avocados may help to promote feelings of fullness and reduce cravings, making it easier to manage your weight.
Simple & Easy 5 ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Simple & Easy 5 ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Five main ingredients for this simple & easy guacamole.


  • 3 avocados
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ lime
  • ⅓ red onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Peel, pit and cut avocados. Put in bowl
  2. Remove cilantro leaves from stems. Measure ¼ cup. Put in bowl.
  3. Peel and chop red onion (roughly half of a medium sized onion). Put in bowl.
  4. Dice tomato (roughly one whole tomato). Place in bowl.
  5. Add seasonings - garlic and salt.
  6. Squeeze the juice of the lime over the mixture.
  7. Mash together using a potato masher or pulse using a food processor until desired level of smoothness versus chunkiness is achieved.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 8gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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