Easy creamy guacamole recipe

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Learn how to make homemade guacamole with our easy recipe. Turn your avocados into a delicious dip with our guacamole recipe

Guacamole recipe with tortillas.
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  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories107 Kcal5%
Sugar1.5 g2%
Fat10.6 g15%
Saturated Fat2 g10%
Salt0.01 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates2.2 g1%
Salt0.01 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Homemade guacamole recipe is so simple to make - here's how to turn your avocados into a delicious dip with in minutes...

Making guacamole at home is not as hard as you might think. The classic Mexican dip is so much tastier if you make it yourself compared to buying a pot from the shops and our homemade recipe will show you how. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and it's so easy, plus it makes a delicious dip to share at a party.

Mash avocados together with chopped tomatoes, lime and coriander. Plus, one of the best things about making this flavoursome dip yourself is that you can adjust this guacamole recipe to suit you. Lovely, healthy avocados are versatile so you can make this dip as chunky or as smooth as you like - it's up to you!

If you’re wondering how to make guacamole from scratch, you’ve come to the right place! This easy guacamole recipe is so simple. It’s definitely the best Mexican dip to make at home - plus it’s authentic too!


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves




  1. Halve the avocado, remove the stone and scrape the flesh into a bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper and mash with a fork - you want to keep it chunky, rather than smooth.
  2. Add the lime juice and stir so that it comes together. Add the chilli, red onion and tomato, then stir in the chopped coriander. Mix well, then check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Cover the surface of the guacamole dip with clingfilm to prevent discolouration and then store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Top Tip for making Easy creamy guacamole

Avocados not ripe enough? Put them in a paper bag with an apple or tomato - and store at room temperature. They'll soon ripen. Believe us - it works!

If you have any leftover, cover it in clingfilm making sure the clingfilm touches the surface of the guacamole, as this will help stop it from going brown. Another top tip for holding off the browning? Drizzle it in lemon juice! Like with avocados, doing this to your guacamole before covering will help stop it from browning. If you really want to make the most of this dip whip up a batch of homemade tortilla chips to go with it.

The main ingredient in guacamole is avocado. If you like the taste and the texture of avocado you’re sure to like this creamy, green dip. The smooth texture and the nutty undertones are perfect paired with salted snacks such as tortilla chips or spooned on top of classic Mexican dishes like burritos and enchiladas.

As guacamole is predominantly made from avocado it is in fact a healthy dip option. Avocados are high in fat but they are good fats as they are naturally sourced. High fats are good for lowering cholesterol but should be eaten in moderation.

Some guacamole recipes add yogurt or cream based products to bulk up and add more sweetness to the dip. We feel you don’t need this and just the right amount of seasoning and a perfectly ripe avocado will make the best guacamole dip around.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies