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Best Classic Guacamole

A quick and classic way to make Guacamole! This is a great healthy snack and also a delicious appetizer/party food when served with chips. Make it spicy or go mild! Either way, this party staple will not disappoint.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make classic guacamole recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 168kcal


  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup red or yellow onion finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well, mashing the avocados with a fork until desired consistency is reached. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled, with Homemade Baked Potato Chips for a healthy Whole30 compliant snack or appetizer!


Extra ingredients to add if you’re wanting to spice things up: finely chopped jalapeno peppers, crushed red pepper flakes, hot sauce, spicy salsa, diced chiles, extra garlic and cayenne pepper.
Extra ingredients to add if you’re wanting to add flavor: sour cream, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, mangoes and crab meat (this Mango Crab Guac is AMAZING!).


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg