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simple 4-ingredient guacamole with chips

Simple 4-Ingredient Guacamole

  • Author: Megan B-L
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired


This Simple 4-Ingredient Guacamole is for avocado purists! Let the delicious avocado flavor shine with minimal ingredients—just lime, salt, garlic powder, and avocado. Super easy!


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • juice from 1 small lime (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt or 1/4 tsp table salt


  1. Cut avocados in half lengthwise by pressing a knife in until you hit the pit, then rotating the avocado until it is halved. Remove and discard the pit, scoop out the flesh into a bowl. 
  2. Add the juice from a small lime (about 2 tbsp), ½ tsp garlic granules, and ½ tsp coarse salt and mix. You can start with my recommended measurements or you can be more conservative and taste as you season to your preferences. 
  3. Mash it all up with a fork or potato masher until it is your desired consistency. Taste it and adjust seasonings as you prefer. 
  4. Enjoy!


Guacamole should keep well for a day or two in the fridge with plastic wrap pressed to its surface to prevent oxidization. 

Keywords: avocado, guacamole, lime, appetizer, side