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Fast Guacamole

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Updated July 22, 2023
Fast Guacamole
1 1/2 cups
5 Min

Ready for a fast and authentic guacamole recipe? We've got it right here for you! Our Fast Guacamole takes less than five minutes to make, and it's super easy! Mash up some avocadoes, add in some seasonings, mix it up, and you're good to go! Whether you're enjoying it as a snack, or need a last minute dip idea for your get-together, our Fast Guacamole will quickly become a go-to favorite! 

What You'll Need

  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

What to Do

  1. Place avocados in large bowl and mash with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well combined. The more you smash this, the smoother the guacamole. 
  2. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • To help prevent this from turning black, make sure you cover it with plastic wrap and press the plastic wrap down so it sticks to the guacamole. This reduces exposure to air which helps keep it nice and green. 
  • Guacamole is a great dip for a wide variety of things! You can dip your favorite veggies or chips, or even slather it on some toast, which is pretty trendy right now! 
  • For more authentic guacamole recipes, try our Chunky Guacamole and this 5-star fan-favorite Quick Guacamole! Plus, if you want to change up your breakfast menu, try our Wake Up Air Fryer Avocado Boats

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I made this today for lunch using one avocado, plenty of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarter and lime juice. No salt, no garlic salt. It was delicious on four triscuit whole wheat crackers. The rest is in the fridge for later. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

I made this the other day just using one avocado. I wish I would have used a couple more. It was my first time making it so I was afraid we wouldn't eat it all. This was just delicious! One thing I did add was cilantro. I'll be making it again soon.Thank you for the recipe.

Didn't care for this

The pit story IS just an urban myth. Tuck plastic wrap in so it seals the guacamole in its container and no air can get to the guacamole -- as "Dita" says above -- and that will keep it bright green. It's oxidation due to contact with the air that makes guacamole turn brown, not whether you stuck a seed in it.

I've always used the pit to help retain freshness. I, too, think this is too much lime juice. I have made mine with picante sauce and we like it. And, I like a little cilantro in mine. a Texan I've been quietly making my guacamole this way for years, lol! I don't measure the ingredients; I just flavor the avocados til I like the taste. I can say that I would never put that much lime in though (too sour). This recipe tastes nearly as good as making it the long way and is so much quicker! Quick way to tell if the avocado is ripe is to check under the dried out stem: if it's green the avocado is ripe; dried out and brown then the avocado is mushy and brown inside.

I do not care for lime in my guacamole, and the pit will work for just a few hours. But if you will place your guacamole in a bowl that has a good seal top, take a piece of plastic wrap that completely covers the guacamole and press it in on top of the guacamole pushing out all the air under the wrap and then put the lid on sealing it tightly - your guacamole will be as fresh the next day as it was the first. It is the air that turn your guac and gives it the sour taste which is only added to by the lime! Try it - I made a believer out of my Engineer Bro-in-law, who does make the best guac I know, but never knew my trick and threw out lots of left over guac!

It helps, but you still need the lime juice....using half an avocado? leave the pit in the other half until you use it. that also helps along with the lime juice.

no i didnt know that...its a very interesting fact to know..

It's been said that the pit story is just an Urban Myth and therfore not true but I guess it can't possibly hurt!!

Contrary to the recipe notes, I thought that pretty much EVERYBODY knew that leaving the pit in the finished guacamole helps retain its color.

I did not know that about the pit....guess you learn something every day! Will make this for Super Bowl

This is my FAVE guacamole!!! It's better than most mexican resturants! Not so chunky. Smooth and flavorful. Yum, Yum!!!! Don't even think about those guacamole seasoning packets anymore - this has them ALL beat!!!!! Try it - you'll love it.


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