Guacamole is such a delicious and healthy snack. Before I got pregnant, I enjoyed it all too often, but as my pregnancy progressed, something was just not right when I would eat avocado. So I had to stop for quite awhile. Luckily, I can eat it again, in moderation. So I wanted to share this best 5 ingredient guacamole recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo! What better time to enjoy some of the best guacamole you’ll ever eat?

easy fresh guacamole bowl

This guacamole seriously is the best I’ve ever had. We used to buy pre-made stuff at the store to save time and since it was easier to throw in the freezer, but this fresh stuff has ruined it for me. The trick is using two bowls when you prepare it. You need one for the avocado and one for the aroma ingredients. Once you mix together everything but the avocado in a separate bowl, it gets folded into the mashed avocado with a spatula so you don’t smush up the cilantro and onion too much. It is the key to the fresh flavor!

best guacamole with chips

What you’ll love about the best 5 ingredient guacamole recipe?

  1. It’s easy! Since it’s only 5 ingredients it doesn’t take much prep.
  2. Vegan. The ingredients in this are all fresh plant-based ingredients so it’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free!
  3. So delicious. Seriously this is going to become your go-to guacamole recipe. It’s delicious. 🙂 Don’t take my word, try it yourself!
5 ingredient guacamole bowl with chips

How to make the best 5 ingredient guacamole?

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash up the avocado. You’ll want to leave a little bit of chunkiness for texture, unless you prefer super smooth avocado. I find if the avocado are ripe enough that mashing with a whisk works great!
  2. In a separate bowl, combine jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and onion. Stir in the salt and mix well.
  3. Fold the mixture of jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and onion into the bowl with the mashed avocado with a rubber spatula. Mix it in well but take care not to mash it up too much. 
  4. Enjoy fresh! If you need to store leftovers, cover with plastic wrap by pressing it down to the guacamole to reduce air in the bowl. Place in the fridge overnight. This will not keep more than about 12-16 hours so eat it fresh if possible!

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easy fresh guacamole bowl

Best Guacamole 5 Ingredient

A fresh and delicious guacamole recipe that will soon become your favorite! It's simple, refreshing, and puts other guacamole recipes to shame.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 165 kcal


  • 2 avocado, ripe
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • juice of half a lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (optional)


  • In a medium bowl, mash the avocado alone.
  • In a separate bowl combine the chopped cilantro, lime juice, onion, jalapeno, and salt. Mix well so salt is well incorporated.
  • With a spatula, fold the cilantro mix into the mashed avocado.
  • Eat fresh, it is best before it starts to brown.


Other add ins that are good but optional are pomegranate seeds, cayenne powder or even a dollop of Greek yogurt.


Serving: 0.25recipeCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 298mgPotassium: 497mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword best guacamole, easy guacamole, guacamole recipe
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  7. Sarah February 14, 2021 at 12:18 am

    5 stars
    Some of the best guacamole I’ve ever eaten! Thanks for sharing!


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