closeup of guacamole scooped with tortilla chip
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Easy 5 Minute Homemade Guacamole

Step by step how to make authentic homemade guacamole. 
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizers, cinco de mayo, guacamole
Servings: 4
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapano finely chopped or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro finely minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 lime juice or more to taste
  • tortilla chips


  • Remove the pit from the avocado (see instructions in body of post)
  • Mash the avocado using a fork, keeping it a bit chunky.
  • Fold in the remaining ingredients without over-mixing, taste and adjust salt and lime juice according to your preference.