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4 Ingredient guacamole served in a bowl from the top view

4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

This easy 4-ingredient guacamole recipe is made by mixing together ripe avocados, garlic, lime and salt. It is not only the best but also the easiest appetizer you can make in 5 minutes for your next Mexican fiesta.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 326kcal


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large ripe Hass avocados


  • Mix together garlic, lime juice, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pit. Scoop out the avocados and place them into the bowl.
  • Using a potato masher or the back of a fork mash the avocados until it reaches to your desired level of chunkiness.
  • Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary.


  • Salt: I used Kosher salt but you can also use table salt or sea salt.
  • Make-Ahead and Storage: You can make this recipe one day in advance. Evenly spread the guacamole in an airtight container and cover its surface with a thin yet visible layer of water, lemon juice, or lime juice. Then, cover the container with a layer of plastic wrap, pressing the plastic flush against the surface of the guacamole. Once all air bubbles have been removed and the container is sealed, store the guacamole in the fridge. When ready to eat, remove the liquid and enjoy!
  • Freezing: Unlike guacamole recipes with water-filled ingredients, like tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños, this simple recipe freezes wonderfully. Just store it in an airtight container, such as a Ziploc bag, and remove as much air as possible. Your leftover guacamole will stay fresh for up to three months.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg