Easy 4 Ingredients Guacamole Recipe with Lime Juice

This is the best-tasting Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe with fresh flavors. It’s the best guacamole with ripe avocado, lime juice, garlic powder, and salt for a delicious dip perfect for Taco Tuesday or as a great appetizer at your next party.

Fresh guacamole in a white serving bowl with chips.

This is the best-tasting Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe with fresh flavors. This is the best guacamole recipe for a delicious dip perfect for Taco Tuesday or as a great appetizer at your next party. Made with creamy avocados, this guac recipe is not only a delicious guacamole option but also packed with healthy fats, making it a low-carb, healthy snack. Enjoy the creamy texture of this guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips, and you’ll see why it’s a must-have addition to any party. 

It’s also easy and convenient to mix up a batch for a single-serving lunch. It’s flavor-rich but easy on the spice. You can easily use BYOS or Bring Your Own Spice to add your preferred heat. I include delicious suggestions for raising the spice.

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BYOS: Flavor Without the Fire!

Love bold flavors but not the heat? Spice things up on your own terms with this BYOS recipe bursting with deliciousness. All the ingredients are prepped for easy digestion and a heartburn-free experience. Adjust the spice level to your preference—no more burnt tongues or tears here! Now, everyone can enjoy this recipe regardless of their spice tolerance!

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Why You’ll Love This Lime Avocado Dip Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • It is full of delicious flavor!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Fresh guacamole in a white serving bowl with chips.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make my easy guacamole with lime juice:

Avocados: Be sure the avocados are ripe. They should be dark green and have a little give when gently squeezed. Ripe hass avocados are one of my favorites.

Fresh Lime Juice: You can also use bottled lime juice or fresh lemon juice.

Garlic Powder: You can omit this or replace with fresh garlic cloves or onion powder. Fresh garlic will give a more potent flavor, while onion powder provides a slightly different but complementary taste.

Salt: You can use sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, or a low-sodium salt alternative.

Fresh guacamole in a white serving bowl with chips.

How to Make My 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Here are easy, detailed, step-by-step instructions for making the best-tasting avocado dip. The simple ingredients are also repeated in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.

Step 1: Combine the Ingredients

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl.

Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the mashed avocados. Make sure to remove any seeds that may fall into the bowl.

Sprinkle the garlic powder and salt over the avocado mixture.

Use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocados until you reach your desired consistency. For a smoother guacamole, mash thoroughly; for a chunkier texture, mash lightly.

Taste the guacamole and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more lime juice, garlic powder, or salt to suit your preference.

Scraping avocado out with a spoon.
Guacamole ingredients in a small bowl.
Fresh guacamole in a white serving bowl with chips.

What to Serve with Homemade Guacamole

  • Classic Dip: Serve your authentic guacamole with crunchy tortilla chips or corn chips. This makes a perfect appetizer for any gathering.
  • Toppings for Favorite Mexican Meals: Add a dollop of guacamole to your favorite Mexican meals like tacos, burritos, and nachos. It’s also a delicious addition to burrito bowls for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Avocado Toast Upgrade: Spread the guacamole on whole-grain toast for a quick and easy avocado toast. Top it with a sprinkle of red onion and fresh salsa for added zest.
  • Flavor Variations: Customize your guacamole by adding ingredients like chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, or a dash of cumin. This allows you to tailor the flavor to your preference.
  • Side Dish: Use guacamole as a side dish alongside your main meals. It pairs well with grilled meats, fish, or even as a fresh accompaniment to your favorite salads.
  • Pico de Gallo Combo: Mix guacamole with pico de gallo for a flavorful and textured dip that combines the creaminess of avocados with the freshness of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.
  • Fresh Vegetable Sticks: Serve guacamole with an assortment of fresh vegetable sticks like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and celery for a healthy and refreshing snack.
  • Sandwich and Burger Spread: Use guacamole as a spread on sandwiches and burgers. It adds a creamy texture and a burst of flavor that enhances any sandwich or burger creation.
  • Salad Topper: Add a scoop of guacamole to your salads for extra richness and taste. It works particularly well with Mexican-style salads that include ingredients like black beans, corn, and grilled chicken.
  • Fresh Salsa Pairing: Pair guacamole with fresh salsa for a dynamic duo. Serve both with tortilla chips for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.

How to Make this Guacamole Spicier

If you love a little heat in your guacamole, here are some simple ways to spice up this Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe:

  • Add Fresh Jalapeños: Finely chop one or two fresh jalapeño peppers, removing the seeds for a milder heat or keeping them for an extra kick. Mix them into the guacamole to distribute the spiciness evenly.
  • Incorporate Serrano Peppers: For a more intense heat, use serrano peppers instead of jalapeños. Finely dice one serrano pepper and mix it into the guacamole. Remember, serrano peppers are hotter than jalapeños, so adjust the quantity to your preference.
  • Include Red Pepper Flakes: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the guacamole for a quick and easy way to increase the heat. Start with a small amount and add more to taste.
  • Mix in Hot Sauce: Stir in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce to the guacamole. This not only adds heat but can also introduce additional flavors, depending on the type of hot sauce you use.
  • Use Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce: Chop up some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and mix them into the guacamole. This will add a smoky, spicy flavor that enhances the overall taste.
  • Add Ground Cayenne Pepper: Sprinkle a small amount of ground cayenne pepper into the guacamole and mix well. Cayenne pepper provides a sharp, lingering heat, so use it sparingly and adjust to your taste.
  • Incorporate Spicy Salsa: Mix in a tablespoon or two of a spicy salsa to the guacamole. This not only adds heat but also additional flavors from the salsa ingredients.

Use an Airtight Container: Store leftover guacamole in an airtight container to minimize exposure to air, which can cause browning.

Plastic Wrap Method: Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole before sealing the container. This creates an additional barrier against air and helps maintain the vibrant green color.

Extra Lime Juice: Adding an extra squeeze of lime juice over the top of the guacamole before storing can help slow down the browning process.

Refrigeration: Store the guacamole in the refrigerator immediately after preparation. It should be kept at a consistent, cool temperature to maintain freshness.

Storage Time: For the best flavor and texture, consume the stored guacamole within 1-2 days. While it may last slightly longer, the quality will start to diminish.

Stir Before Serving: If the guacamole develops a brown layer on top, simply scrape it off and stir the remaining guacamole before serving. The flavor should remain unaffected.

Avoid Freezing: Guacamole doesn’t freeze well due to the change in texture and potential for water separation. It’s best enjoyed fresh or within a couple of days of making it.

Can I use lemon juice instead of lime juice?
Yes, you can substitute lemon juice for lime juice. The flavor will be slightly different, but it will still provide the necessary acidity to balance the guacamole.

How can I make my easy guacamole dip spicier?
To add some heat, mix in finely chopped jalapeños, serrano peppers, or a dash of cayenne pepper. Adjust the amount to your desired level of spiciness.

Can I add other ingredients to this simple 4-ingredient guacamole recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize your guacamole with additional ingredients like chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, or even a little cumin for extra flavor.

How do I prevent my guacamole from turning brown?
To prevent browning, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Adding extra lime juice can also help slow down oxidation.

Can I make this guacamole ahead of time?
While guacamole is best enjoyed fresh, you can make it a few hours in advance. Just be sure to store it properly to minimize browning. For the best flavor and texture, consume it within 1-2 days.

What if my avocados are too firm?
If your avocados are not ripe enough, place them in a paper bag with a banana or apple for a day or two to speed up the ripening process.

How do I know if an avocado is ripe?
A ripe avocado should feel slightly soft when gently squeezed but not mushy. The skin may also darken as it ripens.

Can I freeze guacamole?
Freezing guacamole is not recommended, as the texture can change, and it may become watery upon thawing. It’s best to enjoy guacamole fresh or within a couple of days of making it.

Fresh guacamole in a white serving bowl with chips.

Easy 4 Ingredients Guacamole Recipe with Lime Juice

Dairy-Free diet-friendly recipe
Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
This is the best-tasting Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe with fresh flavors. It's the best guacamole with ripe avocado, lime juice, garlic powder, and salt for a delicious dip perfect for Taco Tuesday or as a great appetizer at your next party. 
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 avocados (large)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the mashed avocados. Make sure to remove any seeds that may fall into the bowl.
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder and salt over the avocado mixture.
  • Use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocados until you reach your desired consistency. For a smoother guacamole, mash thoroughly; for a chunkier texture, mash lightly.
  • Taste the guacamole and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more lime juice, garlic powder, or salt to suit your preference.

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Notes

Choosing Avocados: For the best guacamole, use ripe avocados. They should be slightly soft to the touch but not mushy. If your avocados are too firm, place them in a paper bag with a banana or apple to ripen them faster.
Adjusting Consistency: If you prefer a smoother guacamole, use a food processor to blend the ingredients. For a chunkier texture, mash the avocados lightly and mix in the other ingredients by hand.
Preventing Browning: To keep your guacamole from turning brown, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface or store it in an airtight container. Adding a bit more lime juice can also help prevent oxidation.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 102mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword avocados, garlic, lime juice
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m excited to share this simple, yet tasty, guacamole recipe with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

5 from 2 votes

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