4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe (without Cilantro or Tomatoes)

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Your favorite dip is simple and easy to make using only 4 ingredients! This 4- ingredient guacamole recipe is made with ripe avocados, chopped red onion, fresh lime juice, and salt. That’s it! It’s creamy, zesty and so full of flavor. It’s just waiting to be enjoyed with corn chips, or used as a topping or side to Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Skillet Beef Fajitas, tacos, or salads!

4-ingredient guacamole in a bowl with chips on a plate.

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Homemade guacamole is one the best things to enjoy all year round but especially during the summer time as a side to your favorite Mexican-inspired lunch or dinners or as a dip for your favorite corn chips. #chipsandguacforlife

You might not love chopping a bunch of ingredients so that’s why this 4 ingredient guacamole is perfect. You only have to chop a red onion and the rest comes together easily inside of one bowl. There also isn’t any cilantro or tomatoes in this recipe if that’s not your thing.

This recipe takes about 5 – 10 minutes to make and it’s just as tasty as traditional guacamole recipes.

If you just can’t go without the rest of your favorite guacamole ingredients, I’ve included optional add-in ideas below! 

In any case, grab a bag of your favorite corn chips because this tasty dip will be ready in no time!

Recipe Ingredients

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Guacamole ingredients on a table.

Avocados – You’ll need 4 ripe avocados. Hass avocados are preferred because they have a rich flavor and perfectly creamy texture. They have bumpy skin that turns from bright green to dark green/ black once ripe. The bag ones from Trader Joe’s are perfect for guac!

Red onion – adds crunch and a savory flavor. You can also use freshly minced garlic instead if you like. 

Salt – Used to enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients and make the avocados taste more like guacamole. 

Lime juice – Freshly squeezed lime juice will give the best flavor to your dip. For this recipe, I used 2 small limes which yield about 2 – 3 tablespoons of juice. Fresh lemon juice can be used too but it can change the flavor of the dip a bit and I find that limes make it taste more like guacamole. 

Serving – Corn chips! These corn chips are our favorite but fresh-cut veggies, Fritos, these knock-off Fritos, or even potato chips are great as well!

Variations

Even though this is a 4-ingredient guacamole recipe can you still add in some of your favorite guacamole ingredients if you like!

  • Chopped cilantro gives a bright herby flavor and really makes the avocados taste like guacamole.
  • Chopped tomatoes are always delicious and they are my favorite go-to ingredient. Vine-ripe tomatoes or Roma tomatoes can be used.
  • Seasonings like ground cumin, garlic, and onion powder or freshly ground black pepper add a more savory flavor to this dip. Check out my Homemade Guacamole Seasoning recipe, it’s my favorite blend to use whenever I’m making guacamole!
  • Chopped jalapenos or serranos or a pinch of cayenne pepper gives a wonderful kick of heat. 
  • Fresh minced garlic can add a savory flavor similar to the chopped onions just more savory and garicky.
  • Mix 2 – 3 tablespoons of your favorite salsa or pico de gallo. It’s a simple no-fuss way to add extra flavor to this recipe.
Guacamole dip in a bowl.

Pro Tips/ How to Keep Guacamole and Avocados Green

One of the most frustrating things about making guacamole is how fast it turns green! Here are a couple of tips for keeping not only your guacamole green but any leftover halves of avocados green as well!

To keep your guacamole green, squeeze a tablespoon of lemon or lime juice on top of your dip, then press a piece of plastic wrap directly to the surface, making sure there aren’t any air bubbles underneath. This keeps your guacamole green by preventing oxidation and browning.

How to keep avocado halves green. Press a damp paper towel all around the avocado half and up around the pit. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap then keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Use really fresh ingredients. Since there are only 4 ingredients in this guacamole recipe you want it to have the best flavor as it can by using fresh high-quality ingredients. 

Choosing the perfect avocado. Look for Hass avocados that have black skin or very dark green skin (not bright green). They should be firm to the touch but can be easily pressed. If it’s very easy to press the avocado(and it leaves a dent) is probably overripe, a little brown inside and it won’t taste as good. If it’s hard to press then it underripe and your guacamole won’t be as creamy. It can taste a little watery and even grassy too.

Frequently Asked Questions  —

What is traditional guacamole made of?

Ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, chopped onion, and/or tomato. Other ingredients like garlic or onion powder, or ground cumin can also be added.

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Guacamole dip in a bowl.

4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Your favorite dip is simple and easy to make using only 4 ingredients! This 4- ingredient guacamole recipe is made with ripe avocados, chopped red onion, fresh lime juice, and salt. That’s it! It’s creamy, zesty and so full of flavor. It’s just waiting to be enjoyed with corn chips, or used as a topping or side to Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Skillet Beef Fajitas, tacos, or salads!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 2kcal
Cost: $8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe Hass avocados
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 2 small limes, can use lemons instead
  • ¼ cup red onion diced small
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste

Optional

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped or ¾ – 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 small tomato diced small
  • 1 – 2 jalapenos diced small with the seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Guacamole Seasoning

Instructions 

  • Cut avocados in half then remove the pits and scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the avocados until creamy with a few chunks. 4 ripe Hass avocados
  • Next stir in the fresh lime juice, diced red onion, and salt. Taste to adjust the seasoning as needed. Add any optional ingredients if you like. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ¼ cup red onion ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup red onion
  • Serve immediately with corn chips or veggies, as a side dish or as a topping for burritos or tacos.
  • To Store/ Make Ahead: Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice over the surface of the dip, then gently press plastic warp directly to the surface making sure there isn’t any air trapped underneath the plastic to prevent browning. Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy.

Notes

All nutrition information is a rough estimate and this recipe card may contain affiliate links. 
Keep for 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator. After 3 days your dip might start to turn brown(avocados oxidizing) but it’s still ok to eat as long as it tastes ok and isn’t moldy or anything like that. 
Pro Tips
If you decide to add some of the optional ingredients to your guacamole dip you might need to add another 1 tablespoon of lime juice to your guacamole. 
If you use a guacamole seasoning that contains salt, omit the salt from this recipe or season your dip to taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg

All nutrition information is automatically generated and should be only used as a rough estimate. This recipe card may contain affiliate links.

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