5 Minute Guacamole – Essential Vegan Recipe

5 Minute Essential Guacamole – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Mexican Avocado Easy Dip Recipe

Easy  |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 1 cup

Nothing says fiesta quite like simple Guacamole, an essential Mexican recipe.  This healthy 5-ingredient recipe comes together with fresh flavor from avocados, lime, and cilantro.  Enjoy this oil-free recipe with jicama chips or use over Mushroom Poblano Tacos, Southwestern Black Bean Burgers, or a big bowl of Hearty Lentil Chili.


  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • 1/4 jalapeño, minced, to taste
  • 1/4teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 large ripe avocado

How it’s Done

To Make the 5 Minute Guacamole: In a small bowl, combine the red onion, jalapeno, cumin, lime zest and juice, and salt.  Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients, just a 1 minute or 2.

Add the diced tomatoes and cilantro.  Carefully halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scrape out the avocado flesh.  Use a fork to mash everything together.  Taste to adjust seasoning

Serve chilled or at room temp.

Use 1 avocado for 4 people.

Avocado, lime, and cilantro: Just a few simple ingredients come together in this fast, fresh healthy dressing

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Citric Acid Preservative: If you’re not serving this right away, add a few sprinkles of Citric Acid.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap, squeezing out as much air as possible.  When ready to serve, give a good stir to cover any brown.

Spice Level: If you prefer more spice, keep the seeds in the jalapeno.  For less spice, omit the jalapeno

Secret Avocado Stash: If you can’t find ripe avocados at the grocery, as someone working in produce.  Often, they will pull these ripe avocados early in the day to make guacamole to sell.  They probably have a secret stash in the back.

Ripening Avocados: If you’re avocados aren’t ripe after shopping, place them in a brown paper bag with a couple of bananas.  The bananas release a gas that helps the avocados ripen faster.  Once ripe, place the avocados in the fridge, where they’ll stop ripening and stay fresh for about a week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1/4 cup).

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100.93
Calories From Fat (74%) 74.79
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 8.92g 14%
  • Saturated Fat 1.23g 6%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 79.11mg 3%
  • Potassium 310.7mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.02g 2%
  • Fiber 4.3g 17%
  • Sugar 0.21g
  • Protein 1.31g 3%
  • Calcium 11.1mg 1%
  • Iron 8.91mg 50%
  • Vitamin A 243.49IU 5%
  • Vitamin C 2.78mg 5%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Simply Organic, Cumin, 2.31 oz
  • Milliard Citric Acid 1 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade NON-GMO Project VERIFIED (1 Pound)
  • OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer


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  • Another way to find ripe avocados when you need them is in Mexican markets, especially markets that are associated with a restaurant. They always have ripe avocados for their guacamole.