This 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe is simple, easy, and healthy. It makes a great low carb or keto appetizer or snack served with raw veggies. It is also tasty served with tortilla chips or loaded on tacos or burrito bowls. Best part? It only takes a few minutes to throw together.
To be honest, I used to hate avocados (anyone else?), but a few years ago I decided I was going to force myself to like them. Everyone else seemed avocado obsessed and I was tired of missing out.
So I started by adding a little guac on my tacos or salad here and there. Shortly after I hopped on the avocado bandwagon. Now I can’t get enough.
To make a good bowl of guacamole, you really do not need much. So I kept this recipe super simple, using only 4-ingredients. Hence the name, 4-ingredient guacamole recipe.
I love to use this guacamole as a spread on top of a thick piece of toasted sourdough for breakfast, as a topping for tacos or bowls, and of course as a dip paired with raw veggies or tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy!! xx
- This 4-ingredient guacamole recipe only requires avocados, diced red onion, lime juice, and salt.
- This guacamole is quick and easy to make.
- This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, low carb, and vegan.
- This guacamole is light and fresh, making it the perfect snack for spring and summer.
- This dip is perfect to serve as an appetizer for the Super Bowl or any party.
- Guacamole is very versatile. Not only can it be served on its own as a dip, but it can be a topping for tacos, salads, rice bowls, toast, burgers, and so much more.
- Red Onion: Swap for white or yellow onion.
Helpful Equipment & Tools
- Duralex LYS Mixing Bowl Set: These are my favorite mixing bowls, great for prep or baking. They are heavy duty and come with many different sizes. I always put them in the dishwasher and have had no issues with chipping.
- Fullstar Vegetable Chopper: This chopper is a life saver. Not only is it faster and easier, it creates perfectly uniform pieces. I use it daily and can’t recommend anything more. I use the small blade for the red onion in this recipe.
- IMUSA USA J100 -00285 Lime Squeezer: This is an essential kitchen tool. It definitely extracts more juice than squeezing by hand does.
- Mash the avocados
- Fold in the onion and enjoy!
Step by Step
Step 1: In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash the avocados, lime juice, and salt as much (or as little as desired).
Step 2: Fold in the red onion using a spoon.
Make Ahead & Storage
- Make Ahead: I do not recommend making this 4-ingredient guacamole recipe ahead of time because it easily turns brown from oxidation. While this is not dangerous, it is not appealing to the eye.
- Refrigerator: Store leftover 4-ingredient guacamole in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap for 1-2 days. It will likely turn brown, but it is still safe to eat 1-2 days after making.
- Check out these tips for how to prevent the guacamole from turning brown!
- Freezer: You can safely freeze leftover guacamole in an airtight bag with all of the air removed for 1-2 months. However, it does not quite retain the same texture and I do not prefer it, but it is perfectly safe. The onions become quite watery. If you intend to freeze it, you should omit the onions.
- Thawing: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and serve immediately.
- Use perfectly ripe avocados. To test the ripeness of an avocado, you can lightly squeeze it. The harder it is, the less ripe it is. It should be slightly soft, but not mushy. Ripe avocados are typically darker in color. Read more about choosing the perfect avocado here!
- Dice the onion finely. I recommend dicing the onion (or any vegetable you are adding to the guacamole) finely so that there are not large onion pieces in the dip. Larger pieces can be overpowering.
- Taste and adjust. Before serving the 4-ingredient guacamole, taste it. Add more salt or lime if needed.
- Serve with different dipping vessels. I love to serve guac with chips but raw vegetables are also a great option for a more nutritious snack.
- This recipe can be doubled. If you are making guacamole for a larger crowd (more than 6 people), double the recipe.
- More add-ins: Add a handful of chopped jalapeño, tomato, cilantro, garlic, or even bacon bits.
- Chunky: Chop the avocado instead of mashing it for a chunky dip.
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4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 limes, juiced
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
- In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash the avocados, lime juice, and salt as much (or as little as desired).
- Fold in the red onion using a spoon.