Homemade Guacamole Recipes

A collection of quick and easy homemade guacamole recipes to try. If you're looking for the perfect fresh avocado dip, you'll find a variety of simple guacamole recipes here, whether you want a quick and easy guacamole recipe that you can whip up in five minutes flat, or a traditional fire-roasted homemade Mexican guacamole recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party menu, you'll find it here!

Enjoy fresh seasonal avocados while you can with a tasty homemade guacamole dip.

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  • 01 of 11
    Guacamole close-up
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    If you're looking for a basic homemade guacamole recipe, start here. This is a classic guacamole recipe with all fresh ingredients straight from the field (or the farmer's market): avocado, cilantro, garlic, red onion, lime juice, tomatoes and nothing else. What else do you need? Perhaps a touch of salt, if you must. 

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    Easy Black Bean Guacamole - vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
    Easy Black Bean Guacamole - vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free

    In this easy black bean guacamole recipe, avocado pairs with black beans and traditional guacamole ingredients for a rich and textured black bean avocado dip recipe. Perfect for adding a bit of protein and healthy fiber to your homemade guacamole. This is also a great guacamole recipe for kids.

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    Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers and Sour Cream

    A creamy guacamole recipe with sour cream, chipotle chilis, and fresh cilantro. This easy guacamole recipe is more like a sour cream dip than a traditional guacamole, but it is still bursting with fresh Mexican flavors. For a vegan version of this easy guacamole recipe, you can use a vegan non-dairy sour cream.

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    Use store-bought salsa to make a quick "cheater's" guacamole!. Homemade guacamole with salsa photo by Greg Elms / Getty Images

    If you need your avocados to turn into guacamole super quick, or you've never made guacamole before, this is the fastest and easiest guacamole recipe ever. Using just a few simple ingredients and pre-made salsa to "cheat" makes this homemade guacamole recipe simple to prepare and absolutely foolproof. Along with a basic homemade salsa recipe, a simple guacamole recipe should be in every home cook's repertoire, especially if you're vegetarian or vegan!

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  • 05 of 11
    Making guacamole
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    A quick and easy Mexican guacamole dip recipe using all fresh ingredients and spiced with fresh Mexican jalapeno peppers. Serrano chiles would also work well in this easy dip recipe. If you like Mexican guacamole or spicy jalapeno peppers, try this recipe - one of the best guacamole recipes ever and the perfect accompaniment to any vegetarian Mexican food meal.

  • 06 of 11
    Bowl of guacamole and sliced avocado
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    It may seem a bit odd to put mayonnaise in homemade guacamole, and I'll admit this recipe is by no means traditional! However, you don't really taste the mayonnaise. It just makes the guacamole smooth and creamy, which I love! For a vegan version, use an egg-free ​vegan mayonnaise. An easy guacamole recipe.

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    Guacamole with Fresh Grilled Corn
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    Grilled corn and lightly charred poblano chiles and fresh green tomatillos lend a smoky and unexpected flavor to this homemade summer guacamole recipe. Add avocados, chopped red onion and a little bit of fresh cilantro, and you've got yourself an unforgettable grilled guacamole.

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    Guacamole with pomegranate seeds and tortilla chips
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    Enliven your homemade guacamole with a burst of color, texture and superfood nutrition by adding in a handful of pomegranate seeds! Isn't this the most beautiful guacamole you've ever seen? In addition to the superfood pomegranate seeds, most nutritionists consider the avocado to be a wonderful superfood on its own. It couldn't get any better! This guacamole with pomegranate is also gluten-free, vegan and suitable for a raw foods diet.

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  • 09 of 11
    Children eating chips and guacamole
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    Lime is the traditional ingredient to add that bit of tang to a homemade guacamole recipe, but this fresh and summery recipe uses ​grapefruit instead, and a couple tablespoons of sour cream make this guacamole extra creamy. It may not be traditional, but if you're a guacamole lover, it's nice to mix it up sometimes. Enjoy!

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    Guacamole in white bowl
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    Using roasted green chiles as well as serrano chiles, this is an authentic Mexican food guacamole recipe bursting with traditional flavors and is a great guacamole to add to Mexican dishes such as burritos, nachos or quesadillas.

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    Avocado Guacamole, Mexican Food Dip Side Dish & Fresh Tomato
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    Another authentic guacamole recipe with fresh serrano chiles and Mexican sour cream, called crema. You can, however, substitute regular sour cream for the crema, if you don't have a Mexican grocer in your area.