Chunky Guacamole (Healthy & Easy 4-Ingredient Recipe)

Restaurant quality chunky guacamole dip from scratch! Delicious, easy & simple. Make seasoning plain or spicy! It’s low-carb and keto-friendly too.

Chunky guacamole is delicious, quick, and easy to make. PS It’s equally amazing if you prefer to mash it up smoothly.

A bowl that is full of the best guacamole recipe ever, with a tomato and lime on the side.

Why I Love this Recipe

This guacamole is my famous (LOL) and most requested go-to recipe. Although, I think that guacamole love, in general, is universal.

The recipe is quick to make and full of flavor, and everybody adores it!

But truly, the best guac is homemade, with fresh and high-quality ingredients, customized with YOUR favorite add-ins.

So you want to make guacamole but don’t want to mess around? I get it. Good news! You can still have tasty guac with minimal groceries.

All you need for a 4-ingredient base recipe is fresh avocados, garlic, lemon or lime, and kosher salt.

A white bowl that is full of the best guacamole recipe ever.

Guacamole says party to me. It’s the perfect festive appetizer!

It’s no wonder it is such a popular appetizer. Serve it with tortilla chips or corn chips and a margarita. It’s a complete meal. 😂

Ingredients for Guacamole

Here’s what you’ll need to make guacamole, plus more seasoning and additional ideas to play with. Let’s spice things up, shall we?

There are plenty of ways to make and season your guac. Try them all and see what you like best.

Remember to keep it balanced by adding more or less of these ingredients. You will know it when you taste it.

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4- ingredient Gaucamole Base

Ripe large avocados are best.

I believe this is mandatory, 😂 but skip it if you disagree. There is no judgment here.

Lemon or Lime
Freshly squeezed, please! Skip the bottled variety. Citrus is essential.

Kosher Salt
What a fantastic finish. The gateway to delicious!

Below are yummy ideas if you want to add more spice and flavor!


Diced Red Onion or White Onion
I absolutely adore the red onion in this guac, but if you prefer it milder, use white onions. White onions are used commonly in many authentic Mexican guac recipes.

Garlic Clove
I love a lot of it, but you do you!


If you are in Camp Cilantro (like myself!), add in extra fresh cilantro. I am slightly obsessed, but leave it out if you feel the opposite.


Diced Fresh Tomato
I just love the taste and color tomatoes add, but leave them if you don’t. Use Roma tomatoes, which are less watery.

If you like spicy, add another jalapeño or even his spicier cousin, the serrano. Serrano peppers are 2-4 times hotter than jalapeños. You could include the jalapeño seeds for more heat as well.

Lime Juice
Be sure to use the real thing. Freshly squeezed is a game-changer. Lime enhances all the flavors and gives you that fresh I must be in Mexico taste.

Cherry Tomatoes
If you prefer the cute little size.


Hot Sauce
Oh yeah, bring on the heat for a spicy kick!

Spices and Seasonings

An essential ingredient to bring out all of the goodness.

Jarred Spices
If it’s easier, throw in some easy seasoning, such as onion powder or garlic salt.

Ground Cumin
I am a huge fan! Add it in to taste and see what you think.

A white bowl that is full of the best guacamole recipe ever, with a tomato and lime on the side.

What to Serve with Guacamole Dip

Expand your appetizer spread to include nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas, Ceviche, Pico de Gallo, and homemade salsa. Yum!

Use guac as a dip with vegetables, crackers, or crusty bread.

Try smearing it on sandwiches, wraps, avocado toast, snack recipes, and burgers. It’s also excellent on top of your egg or potato dishes. Are you hungry yet?

And last but not least, of course, guacamole pairs well with favorite Mexican recipes and dishes. See all of the Cinco de Mayo menu ideas in this post and more below.

While you are at it, try this wonderfully sweet and hot pineapple habanero salsa.

A bowl that is full of the best guacamole recipe ever, with tortilla chips on the side.

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Below are many authentic Mexican and Mexican-inspired dishes that would be excellent at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Fish Tacos
Burrito Bowls
Flank Steak Tacos
Mexican Street Corn
Taco Seasoning

These Mexican recipes are also perfect for the menu!

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How to Make Guacamole Dip

At long last, let’s make some delicious, mouth-watering guacamole! Here is the delicious guacamole recipe.

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This recipe is adapted from a recipe by Ina Garten.

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Chunky Guacamole


You will absolutely love this guacamole. It’s restaurant-quality. Actually, it’s better! I am always asked to make this one; it’s famous in my circles.



4 Ingredient Guacamole Base

4 large ripe avocados

3 tablespoons (1 lemon) freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon garlic (1 clove), minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Seasonings, optional

10 splashes of red Tabasco sauce

1/2 cup red onion, (1 small onion), diced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely diced

1 medium tomato, seeded and diced

4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

dash of lime juice


Half the avocados, remove the pits, and spoon (or squeeze) into a medium-size bowl. Promptly add the lemon and lime juice and gently stir.

With a knife, I like to cut through the avocados in the bowl, to make it chunky. If you prefer it smooth, you can smush it with a fork to your desired consistency.

Mix in the remaining ingredients. Adjust seasoning if necessary with additional salt, tabasco, lemon, or lime. Enjoy!


Use large ripe avocados if you can find them. You can also add more avocados if yours are small or find some are not ready for primetime when you cut them open.

The perfect avocado is firm with a slight give when held. It should be a dark green color on the outside and (hopefully) flawless on the inside.

Look for avocados that still have the stem attached if possible. Gently press on one end with your finger to test. It should be firm but have a slight give to it.

Store leftover guacamole in an airtight container and refrigerate. Guacamole oxidizes and gets brown spots quickly. Two ways to extend the beautiful color are, 1) Put the leftover guacamole in a glass container or leftover dish, and smooth out the top. Pour a 1/2 inch of water over the top. Cover and store in the fridge. To serve, drain the water, squeeze in a bit of lime, give it a good stir, and it is ready to enjoy. This keeps it looking fresher for 2-3 days. 2) Or press plastic wrap directly onto the top surface of the guacamole to remove air bubbles and protect it from air getting in. Both are a great way to extend the life of your guac!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stirring
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Guacamole, Guacamole Recipe, Avocado, Mexican, Jalapeño, Cilantro, fresh lime juice

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Health Benefits of Guacamole

Guacamole is worth celebrating on any occasion because it is actually healthy (in moderation). However, you need to be careful with what you pair it with.

Avocados contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are healthy fats.

Guacamole is also keto-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.

Remember to use fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Skip the packaged guacamole when you can. It may contain fillers and unhealthy ingredients.

Be sure to consult a registered and licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or certified nutrition specialist if you have questions about ingredients and how they fit into your personal nutrition plan.

Can you Freeze Guacamole?

If you want the best-flavored guacamole, it is best not to freeze it. Guacamole is best made and eaten fresh.

If you choose to freeze it, it should be eaten within a month or two of freezing.

Leave the extra add-ins, such as onion, tomato, and jalapeno, out of the mix. They add water and unwanted moisture.

Use the thawed guacamole in recipes with many other ingredients and flavors. Don’t use it as the star of the show.

More Mexican Recipes

Here are additional dishes, sides, and appetizers to enjoy.

Popular Mexican Recipes
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Let me know if you make this delicious dip recipe!



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