Easy 5 Minute Homemade Guacamole

bowl of guacamole garnished with minced red onion surrounded by tortilla chips

Appetizers & Beverages | January 25, 2017 | By

Easy 5 minute homemade Guacamole from fresh ingredients ~ avocado, lime juice, cilantro, red onion and jalapeno blended together for authentic Mexican flavor.

Easy Homemade Guacamole. Those three words should always be linked together. Along with 5 minute and authentic flavor.

When we’re in Florida we like to get together with family at a favorite Mexican restaurant that makes their guacamole tableside. It’s fun to watch and they customize it how we like it. In my case, extra lime and without a crazy amount of heat.

At home it’s on repeat all year, partly because it’s one of the simplest appetizers to make but mostly because it’s just so good. Sometimes I’ll whip up a batch midafternoon, blend a couple of cocktails and we’ll have our own Happy Hour.

For the best guacamole, it’s all about fresh ingredients: avocado, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. A little garlic powder, salt and pepper bring it all home.

I also have a few tips for storing guacamole (though we usually eat it all right away), plus how to *safely* remove the pit (and how to land in the ER if you’re don’t do it right). Yikes.