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4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe

Made with simple ingredients and ready in just 5 minutes, this 4-ingredient guacamole recipe will be your next go-to for busy weeknights or when hosting a crowd on game day!
Course Recipes, Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 108kcal
Author Kristi



  • 3 avocados
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1 lime Juiced about 2 tablespoons
  • ½ teaspoon salt may need up to an additional quarter teaspoon of salt, to taste


  • Place flesh of three avocados in a medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Add minced garlic and lime juice to the avocados
  • Mash avocado, garlic, and lime well with a fork or food masher for about one minute (this will take longer if using a fork), until it reaches your desired consistency
  • Add ½-¾ teaspoon of salt and mix well. Taste it. *If you think it needs more salt, add up to an additional ¼ teaspoon more salt, to taste.
  • Mix well. It's ready to serve!


If you have a juicy lime, one lime will be enough.
To save even more time, just squeeze (by hand) the lime juice directly into the mixture without measuring. If the lime is on the dry side, add juice from a second lime.
A garlic mincer works great to get garlic to very small pieces (I use one from Pampered Chef).
A meat or potato masher will make mashing the avocado so much easier.
This can be made in advance to freeze and enjoy later.
You can easily adjust the amount of garlic and salt, depending on your preference.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg