Using a tortilla chip to scoop up a bite of My Go-To Guacamole recipe
4.72 from 7 votes

My Go-To Guacamole

Incredibly creamy, flavorful guacamole ready in just 1 bowl, 10 minutes, and with 8 ingredients! The perfect dip for Mexican night!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 7 (1/4-cup servings)
Category: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days



  • 2 medium ripe avocados* (see tips for picking and storing avocados above in post)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (or shallot)
  • 2 Tbsp diced jalapeño, seeds removed (omit or reduce for less spice)
  • 2-3 Tbsp lime (use lemon in a pinch!)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flake (omit or reduce for less spice)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro (lightly packed)


  1. Add avocado, onion, jalapeño, lime, salt, cumin, and red pepper flake to a shallow mixing or serving bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.

  2. Add cilantro and stir. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more lime (or lemon) for acidity, cumin for smokiness, red pepper flake for spice, cilantro for herbal flavor, or salt to taste.

  3. Serve immediately with chips or veggies of choice. Store leftovers well covered up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator, though best when fresh. 

  4. To extend freshness, squeeze a little more lime juice over the top of the guacamole (to prevent oxidation) before storing. And make sure a lid or plastic wrap is touching the surface of the guacamole (this also helps prevent oxidation). If the top appears slightly browned after storing, just scoop off the very top layer and the guacamole underneath is usually fine!


*2 small-medium avocados equal about 1 ½ cups small cubes lightly packed.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 7 (1/4-cup) servings (as the recipe is written).

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 7)