Save on Pinterest

Effortless Guacamole

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
    1 cup


  • 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


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

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • deb9962
    May 6, 2020

    awesome recipe!

  • bjpalmer
    Jan 9, 2019

    I love this guacamole and turn to this recipe a lot.

  • gunslinger
    May 6, 2018

    My first time making guacamole and it turned out perfect. Just the right amount of spice it was very tasty!

  • cookbookmom
    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
    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
    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
    May 6, 2012

    This is some good guac!

  • kkj1259
    Jul 20, 2011

    so good and so easy to make. loved it

  • joniotto
    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
    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!!