Simple, Perfect Guacamole—just avocado, jalapeno and serrano peppers, a little onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. That’s all you need to make the best guacamole!

How to make homemade Guacamole--just avocado, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and lime juice.

Y’all, let me tell you, I love guacamole so much I could eat it every day. I don’t, of course, because it’s so high in calories, but I could.

When I’m 80 and decide calories don’t matter anymore, then I probably will.

Simple, Perfect Guacamole--just avocado, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and lime juice.

When I was pregnant with my youngest, I literally did eat guacamole every day. It’s a wonder he wasn’t born wanting an avocado, but to this day he won’t even touch one.

On the other hand, with the oldest, I ate chocolate chip cookie dough nearly every day, and he could inhale that daily if possible.

Serving suggestions

This guacamole is great as a party appetizer, along with homemade restaurant-style salsa, or as a side with your favorite tacos and carnitas. It’s also a good options in recipes like this yummy Layered Taco Dip.

Simple, Perfect Guacamole--just avocado, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and lime juice.

This easy guacamole is so simple and easy, and it’s my absolute favorite. There are no tomatoes, just a little onion, lots of lime and cilantro, a little garlic, and jalapeño and serrano peppers.

I like the heat from the peppers; it’s not overpowering at all. If you don’t care for cilantro, you should definitely cut it back or even leave it out, but if you like cilantro in guacamole, don’t be shy!

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Simple Perfect Guacamole

A simple, easy guacamole that highlights the flavor or fresh avocados with lime, cilantro, peppers, and garlic.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
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  • 4 ripe avocados, regular size not the huge ones
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tbsps finely minced white onion
  • 1 jalapeno peppers, ribs and seeds removed, finely minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, optional–add if you like it hotter, ribs and seeds removed, finely minced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (or more!)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Peel and mash the avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


To keep guacamole from turning brown when stored, get it as smooth as possible in the container. Then gently squeeze fresh lime juice or pour cold water over the top of the guacamole and place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the guacamole, pressing down on all sides. Then cover container with a regular lid.


Serving: 10servings, Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Fiber: 5g
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 131
Keyword: guacamole
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