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Best Classic Guacamole Dip Recipe

Looking for the best classic guacamole dip recipe? This is our absolute favorite, and it’s super easy to make! My husband asks for it often, and I’m always more than happy to make it for him.

Who doesn’t love guacamole? It’s the perfect appetizer or snack for any party or gathering, and you can make it fresh in a matter of minutes.

bowl of guacamole and chips

Your friends and family will think you’re the best cook ever when they taste this delicious dip. It’s also tasty as a condiment on tacos and and other festive dishes. When I make taco soup, I like to include it as something to dip the chips into.

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients and full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of his post.

Also Perfect for Mexican or Tex Mex Recipes

Guacamole is a delicious addition to all of your Tex Mex or Mexican recipes. Serve it however you want to. You can add it to the dish or put a little on the side. I even enjoy it with this delicious taco soup that I make in my Instant Pot!

I love the fact that you can start with the basic recipe and then tailor it to your own taste preferences. As I’ve already mentioned, this is my favorite guacamole dip recipe. But I’ve also made this other super easy guacamole many times.

Both of my guacamole dips are big hits with guests. So if I’m serving a large group of people, I’ll make both so there’s a little variety on the snack table. I’ve never had any complaints about doing this, so I’ll continue.

Best Guacamole Recipe Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients for this simple guacamole recipe, and you might even have some on hand. You should be able to find what you need at any grocery store.

2 whole avocados

Here are the ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Cilantro (preferably fresh cilantro)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Diced onion (yellow or red onion)
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Ground cayenne pepper (optional)

Obviously, the main ingredient is avocado. They need to be ripe enough to smush but not so ripe that they have dark spots.

salt, onion, minced garlic, and lime juice
Salt, Minced Onion, Minced Garlic, and Lime Juice
cayenne pepper
Cayenne Pepper

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

You can add other ingredients if you want more or different flavor. Here are some I’ve tried and liked:

  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Tomatoes 
  • Bell peppers
  • Seasoned salt

How to Make Guacamole Dip

Cut the avocados into halves and remove the pit. Next, scoop out the flesh and cut it into strips or bite-size pieces so they fit in your food processor.

Avocados cut in half

Combine the avocados with cilantro, diced onion, minced garlic, lime juice, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.

guacamole ingredients in a food processor

If you want a little extra heat, add the cayenne pepper. Start out pulsing the food processor until the pieces are small and uniform in size. Then turn it on and keep it running until it has a smooth consistency. This should only take a minute or two.

smooth guacamole after it's been pureed in a food processor

How to Serve Guacamole Dip

There are so many different ways to serve guacamole. I like a dollop of it on salads, tacos, and burritos. I’ve even added some to enchiladas. The classic way to enjoy guacamole is with your favorite tortilla chips. It’s also delicious on vegetables and crackers. 

bowl of guacamole beside a bowl of chips

When you serve it, offer a variety of things to use for dipping. Everyone will think you’re a kitchen star!

How Long Does Guacamole Last?

Don’t be surprised if the guacamole is the first thing to disappear from the appetizer table. However, if there is any left, you need to cover it or put it in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator right away. Remember that once the air hits the avocado, it will start to turn brown. That’s why I typically make it in smaller batches. I rarely have leftover guacamole.

What Kind of Avocados Should You Use for Guacamole?

You can use any type of avocados. But my favorite is the Haas avocado because it has just the right amount of flavor for the dip. The key in choosing your avocado for guacamole is to make sure it’s ripe. If it isn’t, it won’t mash very easily, and you might wind up with large chunks in the dip.

How Are Avocados Good for You?

You’ll be happy to know that avocados are loaded with nutrition. In addition to being delicious and versatile, they contain nutrients that are good for your heart, vision, and bones. They are also packed with fiber to keep your digestive tract in good condition.

More Delicious Appetizer Recipes

Although this guacamole is satisfying, delicious, and versatile, you’ll probably want to add other dishes to your snack table.

Here are some of our current favorites:

Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips – Crunch, flavorful, and nutritious are all words to describe this yummy appetizer!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños – Add a little heat to the offerings with these yummy bacon wrapped jalapeños. 

Stuffed Dates – The ease of making this tasty treat combined with the sophisticated blend of flavors will elevate any appetizer table.

Crispy Ranch Chickpeas – Place bowls of these yummy chickpeas around the room and watch how quickly they disappear!

Green Chile Cheese Quesadillas – This delicious recipe is from Call Me PMc where you’ll discover a lot of wonderful dishes to try.

Homemade Salsa – This homemade salsa is the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican or Tex Mex dinner party or snack table.

Buffalo Chicken Dip – Make this yummy dip in your slow cooker. It’s easy to make and so fun to eat!

bowl of guacamole with chips and cut avocados

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.

Guacamole: Perfect Party Dip

The final product is a delicious, creamy guacamole that is sure to be the star of your next get-together with friends. It’s perfect for holiday gatherings, Super Bowl parties, game day tailgating, or any other special occasion.

Follow the simple steps above to make this classic dish or get creative and make it your own. Don’t be surprised if everyone asks for your recipe.   

Yield: 6 servings

Classic Guacamole Dip

bowl of classic guacamole

This classic guacamole recipe is easy to make, yet it delivers an abundance of flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Cut the avocados into smaller pieces so that they fit in the bowl of your food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until everything is mixed and consistent in size.
  3. Now run the food processor for a minute or two, until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
  4. Serve with chips, crackers, tortillas, or fresh vegetables!


Other ingredients you may want to try are ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder, onion powder, chopped tomatoes, diced bell pepper, or seasoned salt. Experiment until you find your favorite version of this guacamole recipe.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 135Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 206mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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