Fresh Zesty Guacamole

A classic favorite, this simple guacamole recipe is perfect on its own, but also makes a marvelous platform for creative add-ins! Use this easy guacamole recipe as the topper for all your Cinco de Mayo dishes!

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Guacamole is one of the foods that when set in front of me, I have zero self-control.

And I do mean ZERO.

I’m suddenly at the mercy of a bowl of green obsession and a bag of chips. Nothing will stop me from scooping and munching, scooping and munching, scooping and munching, until someone identifies the issue at hand, and out of mercy, literally picks up the bowl and moves it out of my reach.

Apparently there aren’t therapists for this…

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However, I justify my addiction by continually telling myself that a good simple guacamole recipe is healthy. Which it is.

But the 1 pound bag of tortilla chips, not so much.

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Even so, my favorite easy guacamole recipe is something we make almost every week when avocados are ripe and in season. We dollop guacamole on top of salads and Mexican favorites. We serve it with cocktails and chips on Friday afternoon. We even make our easy guacamole recipe with breakfast scrambles and warm tortillas on the weekends.

And since no one is my family is in a hurry to stop the cycle of never-ending guacamole, I think I’ll just keep making it.

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I do like to mix up my simple guacamole recipe. Although I believe it to be fabulous on its own, sometimes it’s fun to add an element of surprise!

Try making this easy guacamole recipe with the addition of:

  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Cooked Chorizo
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Drizzled with Buffalo Sauce
  • Fresh Pineapple, Mango, or Strawberries
  • Chopped Radishes or Jicama
  • Feta Cheese + Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Chipotle Peppers
  • Capers
  • Smoked Almonds

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I usually stir in just one surprise ingredient, although the blue cheese and buffalo sauce is awfully nice together. Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away, why not set up a guacamole bar with stir-in toppings your friends can add themselves.

That, and a margarita bar sounds like pure Cinco de Mayo bliss!

Fresh Guacamole
5 from 5 votes

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Simple guacamole recipe loaded with fresh ingredients! This easy guacamole recipe makes a marvelous topper for Mexican dishes, as well as a zesty appetizer.
Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts
Easy Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 401mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 17.1%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 3 large ripe Haas avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 plum tomatoes, diced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Place the avocado flesh in medium bowl and pour the lime juice over the top. Use a spoon and fork to mash the avocado until mostly smooth.
  2. Smell your jalapeño to test the can usually tell if you got a spicy one. Stir in the garlic, jalapeño (half or all), green onions and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the diced tomato at the very end.

  3. Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap down over the surface of the guacamole, removing all air bubbles, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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26 comments on “Fresh Zesty Guacamole

  1. Damiposted January 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm Reply

    I use a wire whisk to chunkify my avocados–fast and easy!

    Your recipe is very similar to how I make it. Sooo darned good! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mantrasposted May 6, 2016 at 12:33 am Reply

    Oh yum, this sounds delicious! And love your photos, by the way ?

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  9. Annie @Maebellsposted May 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm Reply

    We had this last night, loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Christine from Cook the Storyposted May 5, 2014 at 7:12 am Reply

    I need this guac, a bag of chips, and a big ‘ol margarita, STAT!

  11. Missposted May 5, 2014 at 6:29 am Reply

    I could eat guacamole everyday, this is fabulous!

  12. Jessica @ Sweet Menuposted May 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm Reply

    Looks beautiful Sommer! Craving a serving of it right now!

  13. Kristen Dukeposted May 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Yum thanks for sharing! The additions you shared sound good too, I might have to mix it up a bit!

  14. Karlyposted May 4, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

    This looks like perfect guac! I’m craving some for breakfast now.

  15. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted May 3, 2014 at 10:18 am Reply

    My kids and husband LOVE guacamole. Love the extra zip yours has!

  16. Tieghanposted May 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    GIMME!! This look amazing, Sommer!

  17. Amandaposted May 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I absolutely love guacamole. Yours looks delicious.

  18. Sammi @Sammi Sunshineposted May 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm Reply

    I am the same way with guacamole! If it is in front of me with a bag of chips, I will devour it! By the way, one of my favorite words is zesty. It makes this recipe so much better! Haha!

    Sammi Sunshine
    A Food Blog

  19. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted May 2, 2014 at 8:28 am Reply

    Perfection in a bowl. Love anything with guacs. Happy weekend, Sommer!

  20. Heather Christoposted May 2, 2014 at 7:38 am Reply

    I have no control with guacamole either! This looks so good- I would devour it all!

  21. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 2, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    Perfection Sommer! I love easy.
    Have a BEautiful weekend!

  22. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 2, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply

    Homemade guacamole is the best and this one is fabulous!

  23. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted May 2, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

    Here’s a fun twist: imagine having a husband who doesn’t like guacamole. Can we say “hello stretch pants?” I have zero control also. But just think of all the healthy fats we are getting! :)

  24. dcposted May 2, 2014 at 6:25 am Reply

    Yum! Learned the blue cheese addition from Michael Symon a few years back! Buffalo sauce…ok I’m in!

  25. Robinposted May 2, 2014 at 6:21 am Reply

    I have no shame in my Guacamole consumption either! Besides, it’s the “good fat,” right?!

  26. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 2, 2014 at 4:38 am Reply

    YES. JUST YES. I Love guac, and have the same obsession as you. I’ve never searched for therapy because this is a love I don’t want to get over! Love your ideas for additions! Chorizo? YUM! pinned