Guacamole Seasoning

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Skip the store, this homemade guacamole seasoning is just as tasty and delicious! Ready to use in 5 minutes this homemade seasoning mix can be used to make flavorful guacamole when combined with a couple of avocados, tomatoes, red onion, fresh lime juice, and chopped cilantro. Serve your dip with corn chips, pita chips, or alongside burritos, or tacos!

Making guacamole right now? Use this seasoning mix to make this 4-ingredient Guacamole!

Guacamole seasoning on a plate with avocados and cilantro on the table.

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Did you grow up making homemade guacamole using those seasoning packets from the store? I did, and it made the best guacamole ever and it was so quick and easy to use!

However, when we started being more health conscious storebought seasoning mixes with questionable ingredients were one of the things that we stopped buying.

But the good news is, it’s really easy to make homemade guacamole seasoning from spices already in your pantry. This recipe is made with ground cumin, granulated onion and garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. It’s simple and tasty, and it will easily dress up your regular bowl of guacamole in no time!

Overhead image of guacamole in a bowl.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Homemade seasoning mixes are made without any questionable ingredients, artificial colorings, or added sugars. 
  • It tastes better than storebought! So many times homemade seasonings are so much more flavorful than those from the store, which can make the world of difference when you are making guacamole from scratch. 
  • This seasoning mix is made with only 6 ingredients! This also includes salt and black pepper, so it’s basically a 4 ingredient recipe. Lol.
  • It’s customizable! Use this recipe as a guide then use more or less of your favorite ingredients. Don’t love cumin? Use less or omit it. Love spice? Pile it on!
  • This seasoning mix is simple to make! It literally takes about 5 minutes to measure out all the seasonings and mix them together. I would suggest making a big batch of this guacamole seasoning mix, so you can quickly whip together a batch of everyone’s favorite dip in no time!

What seasonings go in guacamole?

Seasonings on a plate.

Of course, the seasonings are up to personal preference but these are the ones most often used to make guacamole. 

Ground cumin – It gives a warm flavor and really makes this seasoning mix taste like guacamole. 

Onion and garlic powder – Both give a savory delicious flavor. Some recipes include more garlic powder than onion. For this recipe, I used more onion than garlic, but feel free to switch! Also, I used granulated garlic and onion instead of actual powder. The difference isn’t huge but if you are using powder instead of granulated garlic and onion, your seasoning mix will have a slightly stronger flavor. 

Cayenne pepper – For a tiny kick of heat. Feel free to add more or less to your liking. 

Salt and black pepper – To enhance the flavor of the avocados. If you are using kosher salt make sure to reduce the amount of salt used so your seasoning mix isn’t overly salty. 

Variations

Use more granulated garlic. This recipe is made with more granulated onion than garlic, but if you prefer swap the ratios. 

Use crushed red pepper flakes instead of cayenne pepper for added texture and a different flavor. 

Dried cilantro or parsley can add even more flavor to this seasoning mix. 

Seasonings in a bowl with a spoon.

How to use:

For 2 medium-sized avocados use 1 teaspoon of this seasoning mix.

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Seasonings on a plate.

Guacamole Seasoning

Skip the store, this homemade guacamole seasoning is ready to use in 5 minutes. Use it to make flavorful guacamole combined with a couple of avocados, tomatoes, red onion, fresh lime juice, and chopped cilantro. Serve your dip with corn chips, pita chips, or alongside burritos, or tacos!
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Course: Homemade Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 9 teaspoons
Calories: 6kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Small jar with lid
  • Small mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Salt * Use half if using Kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon Black pepper freshly ground
  • ¾ teaspoon Granulated garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoon Granulated onion
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon Ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to taste

Instructions 

  • Mix together all the seasonings in a small bowl. Then transfer to an air tight container to use for later. 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3/4 teaspoon Black pepper 3/4 teaspoon Granulated garlic 3 teaspoon Granulated onion 2 1/4 teaspoon Ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Alternatively, you can measure all the ingredients straight into the jar you are planning to store your seasoning mix in. Top and secure with a lid then shake until everything is combined.
  • How to use seasoning mix: 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix for 2 medium-sized avocados.

Notes

All nutrition information is a rough estimate and this recipe card may contain affiliate links. 
Pro Tips
If using kosher salt, reduce the listed amount of salt by half. 
Add cayenne pepper to taste or leave it out if you prefer.
You can optionally at ½ teaspoon of ground paprika but keep in mind that it will change the appearance of your guacamole to a slightly brownish color. 
How To Store/ Make Ahead
Store for several months in an air-tight container in a cool dark environment.

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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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