Homemade Basic Guacamole

Guacamole served on top of a plated item.

Guacamole is a wonderful Mexican accompaniment that is primarily made of avocados. Easily made from hand it is great for the outdoors where it is best to make it onsite as it can quickly brown. 

There is a wide range of uses from a dip at a picnic or as a finger food appetizer, to an accompaniment on tacos, fajitas, or nachos. The smooth cooling of the avocado pairs well with the more spicey elements of a meal.

This is a very basic recipe but it can be taken up a notch with the addition of diced tomato or cilantro. The basic cumin season can be expanded or exchanged with a Mexican-style seasoning or rub.

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A tan bowl filled with ready to eat guacamole.
Guacamole can be served as a condiment for self-service or included as an element on a plated dish.
A fork mashing avocados in a bowl.
While camping guacomole can easily be made by mashing the avocado with a fork compared to using a blender in a home environment.
Guacamole served on top of a plated item.
Guacamole is a common accompaniment to many Mexican dishes including tacos, nacoa, and quesadillas.

Homemade Basic Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole served on top of a plated item.
Guacamole is a versatile recipe that can be eaten alone as a dip, as a condiment with Mexican dishes, or as part of a salad. Best made fresh when eating outdoors.
Preparation 20 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
MethodNo Cook
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  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 pinch cumin to taste


  • bowl


  • Peel and finely dice the garlic.
  • In a bowl add the avocado flesh, garlic, lemon juice, and cumin then mash with a fork. This can be as chunky or as smooth as you would like it to be.
  • Taste and adjust to taste, with cumin and/or extra lemon juice.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 102IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Nice! I like to add a little onion, chili powder, and jalapeno usually….

    I’m guessing this version is a lot more kid friendly… we’ll have to try it out. Thanks!