This easy 4 ingredient guacamole recipe is the perfect dip to serve with your favorite tortilla chips! You only need a few basic pantry staples to transform your avocados into crave-worthy guacamole!

5 ingredient guacamole

Guacamole Ingredients

You only need a few basic ingredients for this 4 ingredient guacamole recipe!

  • Avocados
  • Jalapeno
  • Red onion
  • Lime juice

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I love how simple this recipe is but our whole family loves it! This is my brother’s “signature” recipe and he makes it for family gatherings regularly. It always disappears quickly!

Substitution Ideas

  • If you don’t like your guacamole spicy, you can skip the jalapeno or remove the seeds for a more mild flavor. If you like it spicy, include the seeds and the pith of the pepper.
  • If you don’t have red onion, you can substitute with white onion.
  • For more color, feel free to add a few chopped tomatoes!

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How to Store Leftover Guacamole

This guacamole is best served right away, but if you have leftovers, here’s how to store them! Place the leftovers in a small, shallow bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on top of the leftover guacamole and up over the sides of the bowl. Try to remove as much air as possible between the plastic wrap and the guacamole. This will help prevent the guacamole from browning. You can also add an extra squeeze of lime juice to help preserve the color.

ripe avocado

How to Get Perfectly Ripe Avocados

  • I like to pick out avocados before they’re close to being ripe. Most of the time, if they’re already ripe in the store, they’ll be bruised from people squeezing them.
  • To ripen them faster, I keep them in a bowl with bananas! The ethylene gas released from the bananas will help soften the avocados quickly.
  • Once the avocados are soft, I put them in the fridge. This will keep them at their peak of ripeness for a bit longer!
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guacamole

4 Ingredient Guacamole

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups guacamole
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This easy 4 ingredient guacamole recipe is the perfect dip to serve with your favorite tortilla chips! You only need a few basic pantry staples to transform your avocados into crave-worthy guacamole!


Ingredients

  •   4 large, ripe avocados
  •   1/4 cup diced red onion
  •   1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  •   Juice from 1 lime
  •   Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocados in half and discard the pit. Use a large spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocados with a fork and mix in the red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt.
  3. Serve immediately.

Keywords: 4 ingredient guacamole

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