Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

There’s no doubt about it—simple guacamole is the best guacamole. When you’re working with such an incredible line-up of fresh ingredients (avocado, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro), you really don’t need bells and whistles to make your dip stand-out delicious. If you opt to make your guacamole a few hours in advance, simply squeeze a bit of lime juice over your guac, then gently press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the dip to prevent browning. 

How to Make It

Place avocados in a medium bowl, and mash roughly with a fork. Add fresh lime juice, kosher salt, and minced garlic clove; mash to desired consistency. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

April 30, 2016
Those of us who LOVE cilantro would strongly disagree!!!!!

October 17, 2016

August 03, 2017

August 03, 2017
A lot of people can't eat cilantro because it does taste like soap to them. It's pretty common.

Needs More

July 18, 2017
Needs tomatoe and onion cut very fine. Easy on the cilantro.

No cilantro!

August 05, 2017
The simplicity is nice but so many of my friends and family dislike cilantro! Also, try to use Haas avocados since the "water-based" avocados can get stringy.

Simple and good

October 17, 2016
Great basic guacamole recipe.

GayleR's Review

February 16, 2013
I didn't do this recipe justice, since I left out 2 of the 5 ingredients (husband is allergic to garlic and I don't like cilantro). So basically this was salted avocado with lemon juice. Can't get much simpler than that!

ChefKiki's Review

January 04, 2014
Simple and delicious!

ItalianEater11's Review

January 29, 2013