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Easy Guacamole Recipe

This Easy Guacamole Recipe will take your savory snacks to another level. Taking just two basic ingredients and creating a super delicious dip perfect for your tortilla chips. In a few simple steps, you will have a tasty dip that you could serve as part of an appetizer, a snack, or on a savory charcuterie board. You have to try it!

When you think of basic guacamole, you may still be thinking that it requires a number of ingredients to balance out those flavors. But I am here to tell you that you can create the perfect guacamole with only two simple ingredients.

The main star of the show is mashed avocado and the perfect balance of acidity and sweet flavors from the fresh salsa. The salsa really is the secret ingredient as it takes away all the pressure of balancing out flavors. It is already done for you!

​If you are looking for an easy salsa guacamole recipe then you have come to the right place. It is the best way to create a fresh and delightful dip that can be served with so many different things.

A bowl of homemade guacamole.

You have all of the flavors of an authentic guacamole recipe but without the fuss. What's more to like? Plus this recipe is gluten and dairy free.

Once you have mastered this easy and simple guacamole recipe then you can take it to another level by adding additional ingredients.

If you like the idea of this easy guacamole recipe then you are going to love this St Patrick's Day Dessert Dip. The ideal dip for all of your dessert snacks. Creamy and delicious and perfect for any time of the year. 

Why You’ll Love This Guacamole Dip 

  • Easy to make - You can't deny that what makes this the best guacamole recipe is how easy it is to make. You will whip a batch up in minutes. 
  • Safe to enjoy - Using two ingredients this simple recipe is gluten and dairy-free. 
  • A perfect balance of flavor - The salsa helps to balance and add flavor to the mushy avocados. 
  • A great recipe to use up avocados - You can take the perfectly ripe avocado and turn it into a delicious dip. Ideal if you have any in the refrigerator begging to be used. 
Looking down on a bowl of corn chips with guacamole.

Ingredients Needed

Get all the info in the recipe card for the following ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados 
  • Fresh salsa
Avocados, salsa, and an avocado slicer.

Helpful Tools

  • Fork or potato masher
  • Bowl

How To Make This Easy Guacamole Recipe

  1. Place the avocado into a large bowl. You will need to mash them up with either a fork or a potato masher for ease. 
  2. Once you have done that then add the salsa and give the ingredients a good stir to ensure they are combined. 
  3. ​Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. You can enjoy this guacamole dip with tortilla chips or as part of a larger meal. We have some suggestions later in this post. 
Collage of images showing how to make guacamole.

Recipe Variations

Want to add more flavor? Then why not add some extra fresh ingredients? You could look to add some chopped white onion or red onion, bell peppers, or fresh cilantro. They will all work well with the avocado can salsa. 

Let's spice things up. You can also look to add some extra heat. You can do this by adding some jalapeno pepper, hot sauce, or chili peppers. You can adjust the heat to suit your tastebuds. 

Add some freshness. You can also add some extra freshness to the guacamole. You could add some sour cream to the top of the guacamole. Other ways to add freshness include a squeeze of fresh lime juice or lemon juice. It will continue to help balance the flavors. 

Include additional seasoning. Another great way to help enhance the flavor is to add some extra seasoning. You could include some black pepper, sea salt, or even garlic powder. Make sure it is mixed and you taste it to adjust the seasoning. 

A bowl of two ingredient guacamole.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you want to make this dip have a smooth consistency then you could use a hand blender or food processor to blitz everything together. It will have a thinner texture as well, but this is ideal for kids. 
  • Why not double up the batch? You can easily make more of this delicious dip by doubling up the ingredients. Ideal if you are hosting a larger party. 
  • For another fun take, serve this 2-ingredient guac with some easy gluten free pasta chips!
A bowl of guacamole with an avocado next to it.


If you have any leftover guacamole then you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

You could also freeze the guacamole if you wish. It will last in the freezer for 2 months. Just let it have time to thaw before stirring and enjoying. 

A chip being dipped in guacamole.


What other ways can you enjoy this homemade guacamole recipe? 

There are so many ways you can serve and enjoy a bowl of guacamole. You could enjoy the dip with some burrito bowls or as a side dish for meals like spicy chili, burritos, or fajitas. Anything Mexican will work with this guac recipe. You can dip in tortilla chips, breadsticks, pretzels, or crackers. It is ideal to be served on a savory charcuterie board as a dip for some of the delicious snacks you might be serving. 

Is guacamole healthy? 

As the main ingredient is mashed avocados then yes it is a healthier choice. The salsa is also healthy using fresh ingredients. 

Is lemon or lime juice better in guac?

Lemons and limes are both great ways to add flavor to guacamole. In terms of which one is better, that really depends on personal preference. Lemons have a slightly more acidic taste, while limes are more tart. If you want the flavor to be more subtle then go with lemon juice, but if you prefer a strong citrus kick then lime juice is probably the way to go.

How to choose ripe avocados?

Avocados can be tricky to choose, as the size, color, and feel of a ripe avocado can vary by type. Look for avocados that have deep green or black skin (the more colorful the better), but avoid those that are scaly or have sunken spots. Gently press on the avocado near the stem; if there's some give, it's ripe. Ripe avocados will also be slightly soft when gently squeezed. Additionally, you can also try to remove the stem from an avocado: if it comes off easily and it’s green underneath, then the avocado is likely ripe.

A bowl of guacamole with chips.

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

Make the best homemade guacamole with just two ingredients.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 2 ingredient guac, Easy Guacamole Recipe, Guacamole
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh salsa


  • Place the avocado into a large bowl. You will need to mash them up with either a fork or a potato masher for ease.
  • Once you have done that then add the salsa and give the ingredients a good stir to ensure they are combined.
  • ​Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. You can enjoy this guacamole dip with tortilla chips or as part of a larger meal. We have some suggestions later in this post.

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