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4 ingredient guacamole recipe mixed in a wooden bowl with a tortilla chip in it with more chips behind it.

4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This simple 4-ingredient guacamole recipe is bursting with vibrant, fresh flavors with a delightfully creamy texture. It easily feeds a crowd and makes a great game day recipe or healthy snack that you can whip up in just 5 minutes. Plus, it is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo and is perfectly served with homemade tortilla chips. 


  • 4 medium ripe avocados – I used HAAS avocados
  • 1 medium lime – about 12 tablespoons lime juice
  • 23 cloves of garlic – peeled and minced
  • Kosher salt – to taste


  1. Slice each avocado in half, remove the pits, and scoop the avocado into a medium bowl. Discard the avocado skins. Make sure to scoop all the avocado flesh until you reach the skin. 
  2. Use a handheld citrus juicer, tongs, or your hands to squeeze 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice over the avocados. Then use a fork or potato masher to mash up the avocado to your desired consistency. If the avocado is tough to mash it helps to press it against the bowl using a fork. 
  3. Add the minced garlic and salt to the guacamole and mix to combine all of the flavors. If you are adding mix-ins like cilantro, pepper, onions or tomatoes then add them in this step. 
  4. Serve immediately or store and use later. See storage tips in the notes below or more detail in the post. 


  • Avocados – Use fresh ripe avocados. You can tell they are ripe when they a slightly soft when you squeeze them. Also HAAS avocado turn dark when ripe. 
  • Storage – Guacamole is best if eaten right away but you can store it in an airtight container with plastic wrap pressed tightly against it, covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze guacamole in a resealable, freezer-safe bag with the air pressed out for up to 1 week in the freezer. Defrost it overnight in the fridge. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Healthy Snacks and Appetizers
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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