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Five Ingredient Guacamole

  • Author: Anne
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 - 2 oz servings 1x


Quick and easy guacamole with only six ingredients.  It’s naturally gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.



  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Up to 1 diced jalapeno pepper – optional


Fork Method

  1. Prepare the ingredients: cut the avocados in half and remove the pits, crush the garlic, squeeze the lime juice, chop the cilantro and mince the onions
  2. using a spoon, scoop the flesh out of the avocado and place it into a bowl and mash with a fork
  3. add the crushed garlic, lime juice, pepper and cilantro and mix well
  4. serve immediately If there are leftovers, stir in a splash of lemon juice to the guacamole.

Mortar and Pestle Method

  1. Prepare the ingredients:  rough chop the onions, garlic and cilantro. Squeeze the lime juice, slice open the avocados and remove the pits.
  2. Place the garlic and onions into the mortar (bowl) and mash it using the pestle
  3. Add the cilantro and lime juice and continue to mash until a paste forms
  4. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and place it & the jalapenos if you are using them into the pestle and continue to mash it until the guacamole reaches a consistency that you like. 


  • Category: Appetizer, Dip
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: quick guacamole, easy guacamole, homemade guacamole