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Simple Guacamole

Looking for a kid friendly, and delicious, and simple guacamole recipe that is 100% whole food plant-based? Then this recipe below is for you!

Guacamole in a dish.

It also doesn’t need anything special. All you need are your ingredients, a bowl that will fit all of your ingredients, a cutting board and knife, and then a utensil to mash the avocado and stir everything together, such as a fork.

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Guacamole ingredients laid out.

*The full recipe is available to print down below on the ‘recipe card’, including ingredient quantities and all steps!

Ripe Avocados: Avocados are the star of this recipe and cannot be omitted or substituted, but they do need to be ripe. There are a few ways to tell if the avocado is ripe. First, you can feel how firm it is, if it gives in or feels slightly soft, there is a good chance it is ripe. Or, there should be a little plug-like thing where the stem would have been, you can pop that out and practically see inside the avocado to see if it’s ripe

 Tomato: I like to use roma tomatoes in this guacamole because they tend to be smaller than vine ripe or beefsteak tomatoes, but not too small, like grape or cherry tomatoes. It’s not the star of the show, but it helps bring on the flavor.

Onion: Sweet onions or yellow/white onions will do best in this recipe, but if all you have is red, that’ll work too.

Garlic: This recipe only calls for one clove of garlic (a clove of garlic is one piece broken off of a bulb), if you would like to add more, feel free to!

Jalapeno Pepper: Totally omittable if you’re sensitive to spicy food.

Lime Juice: This helps bring the mixture together, the liquid is needed. If you don’t have lime juice you can use lemon, but it will slightly alter the flavor.

Sea salt: If you’re on an SOS free diet, feel free to omit.

Cilantro: This fresh herb is vital for this recipe to taste how it should. Don’t worry, it doesn’t overpower the avocado. I’m usually not a fan of cilantro, but this recipe still tastes good to me.

Cumin & Cayenne: These spices help bring more flavor to the dip. Feel free to adjust the amounts based on your own preference.

How to Make 

*Note that these instructions can be printed below

Step one: First, get out all of your ingredients and dice or mince all of the vegetables.

Step two: Cut open the avocados, remove the pits, and scrape the avocado into a bowl.

Step three: Mash the avocado and add the lime juice, stir well to incorporate the juice.

Step four: Then add in the vegetables and stir well.

Step five: Add in the cilantro and spices and stir well.

Step six: Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!

4 image collage for the process of making guacamole.

How to Serve

Serve Fresh with tortilla chips, on top of crostini, or with other things you can dip into it.

Alternatively, you could also use this as a spread on a sandwich, wrap, or burrito.

Storing Guacamole for Later

Fridge:  Guacamole is best enjoyed fresh, since avocados brown so easily and are the main ingredient. However, you can easily freeze it and thaw in the fridge. Or, to store in the fridge for 1-2 days in an airtight container. Be sure not to let it sit out for too long before saving if you do plan on saving it for later!

The best way I’ve found to keep guacamole lasting longer in the fridge is by adding some cold water on top of it, then placing the lid on the airtight container, just be sure to drain the water and then stir, when you’re ready to eat it again. This way it may last up to 2-3 days in the fridge.

Make it Kid Friendly!

This recipe is pretty kid friendly as is, however, if your kids don’t like spicy foods, feel free to omit the guacamole.

Guacamole in a dish on a tray with tortilla chips surrounding it.

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Shawna Clapper
This guacamole recipe is so fresh and flavorful! It’s not too spicy (even with the jalapeno), and goes great with tortilla chips! It’s a must have for any friend or family gathering.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups



  • 3 Ripe Avocados
  • 1 Roma Tomato diced
  • 1 small Sweet Onion finely diced (about ½-¾ cup)
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup lightly packed Cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne
  • Tortilla chips for dipping


  • First, get out all of your ingredients and dice or mince all of the vegetables.
  • Cut open the avocados, remove the pits, and scrape the avocado into a bowl.
  • Mash the avocado and add the lime juice, stir well to incorporate the juice.
  • Then add in the vegetables and stir well.
  • Add in the cilantro and spices and stir well.
  • Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!


The exact amount of guacamole you end up with at the end of the recipe will vary depending on the size of your vegetables.
Feel free to substitute red onion, white onion, or yellow onion for the sweet onion.
Keyword avocado
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