This easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole is so simple and tastes amazing. It’s the perfect party appetizer or everyday condiment; use it as a dip, a topping, or just straight out of the bowl!

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About this Recipe

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say everything is better with guacamole!

And this easy 4-ingredient homemade guacamole recipe is just the thing to make when I want to keep things uncomplicated in the kitchen.

Even on a hectic weeknight I can whip this one up, making an average dinner feel extra special.

It’s simple to prepare, tastes amazing, makes a great healthy appetizer, and almost everyone loves it.

There are many guacamole variations out there, some with onion, tomatoes, cilantro and/or jalapeño.

All those variations are delicious, but I wanted to share this stripped down version because most of the time it really is all you need!

Process & Tips

This simple 4-ingredient guacamole recipe is super simple to make.

All you need are some ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, garlic and salt – that’s seriously it!

Simply use a fork to mash your avocado before combining with your other ingredients, and before you know it you’ll have a delicious dip that you can add to almost anything.

Tip: Use this base recipe to make your own custom guacamole! Feel free to add what you have on hand and what you love (the options are endless).

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Ways to Use Guacamole

Guacamole is a naturally dairy-free recipe and adds creaminess & depth to so many meals – including burritos, burrito bowls, wraps, scrambled eggs, burgers, and more.

Enjoy as a dip with corn chips or fresh cut veggies (like bell pepper strips, cucumber rounds, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes).

Use it as a topping for homemade tacos like these easy fish tacos with honey-lime cabbage slaw or these slow cooker turkey tacos, or even this turkey taco skillet.

You can also serve it atop a big fresh salad like this black bean salad with corn

Or even make a build-your-own fajita bowl bar with guacamole, rice, and slow cooker fajita salsa chicken, chicken fajitas or steak fajitas!

This guacamole recipe works great as part of my 7-Layer Dip! Use it with this fresh tomato salsa for a totally homemade appetizer.

Fun Variations to Try

You can add chopped fresh herbs, like cilantro or parsley, on top for a fun & flavorful presentation.

For additional flavor and texture, add chopped veggies like onion, tomato, or red bell pepper.

If you enjoy a spicy kick, you can add some chopped hot peppers like jalapeno or serrano (seeds optional).

For a kid-friendly version, reduce (or skip) the lime juice and the garlic. Serving avocado simply mashed with salt. You can always add those flavors in later as your child becomes open to new flavors.

Ingredients & Modifications

Avocadoes: Fresh, ripe avocados work best and are the most flavorful for this recipe. 

Garlic clove: Since we’re using so few ingredients, I love to use fresh minced garlic cloves for this guacamole. But if you don’t like garlic, you can omit it from this recipe. I haven’t tried this with granulated garlic powder but it might also work in a pinch. 

Lime juice: If you don’t have limes for lime juice, you can use lemon juice in its place.

Kosher salt: Look for kosher salt with the regular iodized salt at the grocery store (it has a subtler flavor). Use less iodized salt if that’s what you have on hand.

Tips for Storing & Freezing Fresh Homemade Guacamole

You can make this ahead of time so it’s perfect for meal prep or parties!

Simply double (or triple) the batch for large gatherings or potlucks. 

It will keep in the fridge, tightly sealed for up to 3 to 4 days.

Guacamole also freezes well, store frozen in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 to 4 months.

Tip: If making the guacamole ahead of time, squeeze extra lime juice over the top and cover very tightly with plastic wrap to keep from browning!

A white plate filled with a vegetable platter with an easy 4-ingredient guacamole in the center.
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4-Ingredient Guacamole

This Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole is so simple and tastes amazing. It's the perfect party appetizer or everyday condiment; use it as a dip, a topping, or just straight out of the bowl. Everything is better with guacamole!


  • 4 large ripe avocados
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced or grated
  • 2 limes, juiced (or about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Add the lime juice, garlic, and salt to a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Cut the avocados in half, removing the pits. Scoop the flesh into the bowl with the lime juice, garlic, and salt. Mash the avocado with a fork until a creamy dip forms, leaving some large avocado chunks for texture.
  • Serve immediately as a dip or topping. If making the guacamole ahead of time squeeze extra lime juice over the top and cover very tightly with plastic wrap to keep from browning.


For more ingredients & modifications, see the full blog post above.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 80mg, Potassium: 490mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 148IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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