This 4-ingredient Guacamole recipe is simple to make, flavorful and a tasty way to add a little green veggie to a meal. Perfect as dip for a veggie platter, scooped up with chips, on top of burger, or smeared on sandwiches, this 5 minute no-cook recipe is a delicious dip to add to your rotation.

A hand using a tortilla chip to scoop up some guacamole from a bowl. There are fresh veggies next to the bowl.

It is no secret that dips make veggies that much more enticing to eat. And when a dip is loaded with veggies…you get double the veggie bang for your buck.

Over the years, I have made many veggie-loaded dip and spread recipes, but guacamole is the OG vegetable packed dip that has helped many people fall in love with avocados. There are many, many ways to make guacamole (here is a delicious traditional recipe) and everyone has their preferred recipe…and this Easy 4-Ingredient Guac just so happens to be mine.

This easy peasy Guacamole recipe takes just 5 minutes to make and is my favorite quick thing to whip up for when we have guests! This simple recipe features only 4 ingredients (without any raw garlic or cilantro, since they are not everyone’s jam). Enjoy the perfect blend of avocados, lime juice, finely chopped red onion, and salt for a quick and flavorful dip that is full of healthy fat. Perfect over burgers, grilled meat, spread on sandwiches or even enjoyed as a healthy snack or appetizer when served on veggie and chip platter, this quick guac recipe is a must make.

Because this simple Guacamole recipe is made with all plant based ingredients, it is naturally vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten free and everything in between.

Ingredients for 4-ingredient guacamole spread out on table before being turned into a dip.

How to make this recipe: step-by-step visual guide

Ripe peeled and pitted avocado halves in a bowl. The skins and pits are next to the bowl. There are also limes , a bowl of salt and red onion.
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a medium bowl.
A hand is using a fork to mash rip avocados in a bowl. Ingredients for the guacamole are next to the bowl.
Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocados until they are soft and broken up a bit.
Well mashed avocado in a bowl with a fork. The remaining ingredients for the guacamole are sitting on the table around the bowl.
Chopped red onion, salt and lime juice in the bowl with the mashed avocado before being stirred in.
Add the lime juice, onion, and salt to the bowl with the avocados. Mash the avocado again, mixing the other ingredients into the avocados.
Finished 4-ingredient guacamole in a glass bowl with a fork.
Continue to mash and mix until your desired consistency is achieved. Taste and add extra salt or lime juice, if desired.

Suggested Adaptations

  • Add garlic or garlic powder. If you like that bite of raw garlic, start by adding 1 clove of minced garlic and add more if desired. If you want the taste of garlic, but not the bite, start by adding 1/8 of a teaspoon garlic powder and adjust as needed to fit your personal taste.
  • Toss in some finely chopped jalapeño for a spicier dip.
  • Add some finely chopped cilantro. Cilantro is something people either love or deeply dislike. If you are in the “love” camp, add about 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro to this 4-Ingredient Guacamole.
  • Add some chopped tomatoes. Tomatoes are another ingredient found in many guacamole recipes and goes so well in this dip. Chop about 1/2 cup of tomatoes and mix them in, if they are your jam.

Suggested servings

There are so many (in fact, endless) ways to enjoy guacamole.

I love the classic way of enjoying this dip, scooped up with tortilla chips or fresh sliced veggies as a hearty, veggie-loaded snack or appetizer. If you really want to make a veggie-packed spread to share at a gathering, serve this recipe next to Elote Dip or Carrot Hummus for a tasty, crowd-pleasing platter that has something for everyone.

This guacamole is also amazing on top of tacos, taco skillets, taco bowls, grilled meat or fish, quesadillas, burritos, or fajitas. It is also a flavor-packed topper for baked potatoes instead of the usual sour cream…especially when you add black beans too!

Spread this guacamole on your morning toast, on a veggie-loaded sandwich or make it into a salad dressing by thinning it out with a little water or extra lime juice. Drizzle it over mixed greens, grilled chicken, or shrimp for a truly satisfying and tangy twist.

Wondering what to do when you have leftover avocado? Check out How to Store Avocados (Ripe, Unripe & Already Cut) for my best tips and tricks to get the most out of your produce!

4 ingredient guacamole in a bowl with lime slices on a veggie and chop platter. The platter is sitting on a table with gray napkin.

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4 ingredient guacamole in a bowl with lime slices on a veggie and chop platter.
5 from 2 votes

Easy 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
This 4-ingredient Guacamole recipe is simple to make, flavorful and a tasty way to add a little green veggie to a meal. Perfect as dip for a veggie platter, scooped up with chips, on top of burger, or smeared on sandwiches, this 5 minute no-cook recipe is a delicious dip to add to your rotation.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a medium bowl. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocados until they are soft and broken up a bit.
  • Add the lime juice, onion, and salt to the bowl with the avocados. Mash the avocado again, mixing the other ingredients into the avocados. Continue to mash and mix until your desired consistency is achieved. Taste and add extra salt or lime juice, if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately as a dip for chips or sliced veggies, on top of a burger, a spread for sandwiches, or on top of grilled meats, chicken or fish.
    I find this easy guacamole is best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers you'd like to store, place the dip in a small air tight container (you want as little air as possible in the container with the guacamole) and top with extra lime juice or even salsa. The limited air + acid from lime juice/salsa will help to slow oxidation of the avocados and should keep guacamole for up to 2 days when stored in the fridge.
    Another option is to turn leftover guacamole into a salad dressing by thinning it out with a little water or extra lime juice.
Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 506mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 151IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg