Effortless Guacamole Recipe

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Here’s one delicious, extra-easy classic you’ll turn to again and again. “I’ve been making this recipe since I started cooking, and that was a long time ago.” DeAnn Lokvam — Tijeras, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lime juice, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 175 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mash avocados. Stir in the onions, salsa, mayonnaise, lime juice if desired, cumin, chili powder and garlic salt. Serve with chips. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Effortless Guacamole in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p27

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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cookbookmom User ID: 807408 103861
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"The only way I'll make guacamole. I use fresh onion instead of the green onion if that's what I have. Extra onion and tomato pieces on top of dip are great as well!"

galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 176358
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Not exactly "effortless" as compared with other guac recipes I've tried, but I will say that it was worth the effort! Better than store bought for sure, especially if you are starting with good avocadoes."

parksville User ID: 1598935 121043
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Great dip. Served it w/ mulit-colored tortilla chips. Next time I'll double the recipe b/c it's so good! Used 3 tsp lime juice and made an hour in advance of company, putting it in the fridge in a ziploc container allowing the flavours to blend. A keeper!"

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 189944
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This is some good guac!"

kkj1259 User ID: 6105339 190882
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"so good and so easy to make. loved it"

joniotto User ID: 1827180 128671
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"This is excellent - and so easy! I made it to serve with tortilla chips alongside of fish tacos. Delicious! It seemed to make more than just 1 cup - which was fine with my family! :)"

mjkrein User ID: 5768086 188538
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"haven't experimented with many guac recipes... but this one is SO good (and simple), I don't think I'll be trying too many more!!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 103858
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I've made this recipe several times since I first tried it last month. It's so easy to make and delicious."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3572716 211595
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"We love this easy recipe and make it just about every weekend--even when we aren't having company!"

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 117929
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"This may be the best guacamole I've ever made. Creamy, delicious - I wanted to eat the whole bowl by myself!"

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