Homemade Guacamole

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 cups

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
Nothing is better than freshly made guacamole when you're eating something spicy. It is easy to whip together in a matter of minutes and quickly tames anything that's too hot. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas


  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, optional


  1. Mash avocados with garlic and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients, adding tomatoes and mayonnaise if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, a so-called "good fat" that can lower your blood cholesterol along with the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • For extra fun and flavor, add one of these delicious toppings to your guac.
  • You can use lemon and lime juice interchangeably in this recipe to achieve a different flavor. To substitute orange, though, you’ll need to keep a little lemon or lime to spark up the flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/4 cup: 90 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat.