Before you make this fresh no cilantro lemon Guacamole recipe, I must warn you. It is delicious. Too delicious. It might disappear much quicker than you intended.
I know from experience. The day that I made it to take the photos, it was gone within 10 minutes. The whole batch. And that 10 minutes includes the time I spent taking photos!
Fortunately, though, this guac is super easy to make so you can have more ready in no time!
I highly recommend making it along with some 5 Minute Salsa and Easy Queso for the ultimate tray of dips next time you need a fun snack, dish for a potluck or are entertaining!
- Avocado- Look for a medium avocado that is firm but has a slight give. Each avocado should yield about 4-5 oz (120-150 g) for a total of about 9 oz (270 g).
- Lemon Juice- I like the twist of making guacamole with lemon but you lime juice also works.
- Garlic- I love garlic in guacamole so I use two cloves. Feel free to reduce it to one or use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
- Sea Salt- Be sure to taste and add more salt if needed. If it tastes bland, it might need more salt!
- Black Pepper
- Hot Sauce- Add more if you would like it a bit spicier. Or you can leave it out completely. For reference, I used "Frank's Hot Sauce".
- Red Onion- I like to add finely chopped onion for some bite. You can also use white or yellow onion.
- Tomato- If adding a juicy tomato, dice it and allow the juices to drain over a strainer so that they don't make the guacamole too watery.
1. Prepare the avocado. Slice the avocado in half. Carefully remove the pit and then scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Mash the avocado leaving it a bit chunky.
2. Add lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
3. Add onion and tomato if using.
Make Ahead: Because guacamole has the tendency to brown, I highly recommend making it fresh! That said, you could make it up to one day in advance. See the tips below to prevent it from going brown.
To Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Tips to Prevent Guacamole from Browning: Use plastic wrap (or a similar reusable type of product) on the surface to prevent contact with the air. It will still go brown over time but a tight seal will help to slow it down! The citrus from the lemon juice in the recipe also helps.
Make it Your Own
Use this recipe as a starting point and feel free to add or customize it however you like! Some ideas:
- Add chopped Cilantro
- Top it with Chimichurri
- Make it spicier with a chopped Jalapeño
- Garnish with Cotija or Feta
How to Serve
This easy guacamole is perfect for dipping tortilla chips or fresh vegetables! It is also a great topping on:
If you have dietary restrictions, check the packaging of specific ingredients that you use to ensure they are compliant. This recipe is:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
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- 2 medium avocado
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic crushed or minced
- ½-1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
- ¼ cup finely chopped red onion Optional
- ¼ cup freshly diced tomatoes Optional
- Slice the avocados in half. Carefully remove the pits and then scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash.
- Add the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and hot sauce and mix.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Stir in onion and tomato if using.
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Licking the bowl clean!!
I may or may not have eaten the whole batch to myself...it was SO GOOD!!!
Haha, no shame in that! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Cam.
The perfect guacamole for my kids who despise cilantro! Great flavour from the crushed garlic!
I'm glad your enjoyed this recipe, Michelle!
Everybody need to know how to make a great guacamole, and this recipe came out perfectly!
Thank you for your kind review, Sue!
Everyone at my house enjoyed this! It was a really huge hit! Thanks!
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Toni!
Such a yummy appetizer! And the hot sauce mixed in gives a bowl-licking potent flavor!
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Shelby!
This was so tasty on tacos, and I love the hint of lemon in the guacamole. My son won't eat avocado slices, but he will eat guacamole. Such a silly boy.
Thank you for your kind review, Stacey!
Thank you for a guacamole recipe without cilantro! Never thought to use lemon instead of lime but it was so good!
Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed this guacamole, Donny! Thank you for your kind review.
delicious lemon guac was too good it went really fast!
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Nancy!
There are few people I know who dislike cilantro so I avoid making anything with it. The lemon added a tang that went down so well. Loved this version.
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sunrita! Thank you for your kind review.