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white bowl with guacamole topped with pico de gallo and served with a tortilla chip on a white background

Easy Guacamole Recipe

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This super easy guacamole recipe comes together in just a few minutes and has creamy avocado, lemon, garlic, salt, and pico de gallo. This versatile dish is an excellent condiment for your favorite Tex-Mex dishes and great as a dip!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 5 avocados
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup pico de gallo
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • salt to taste, up to 1 tsp


  1. Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits and place the flesh into a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. Discard the peels and pits.
  2. Mash the avocados with a fork, potato masher, or pastry cutter. Stop mashing just before you reach your desired consistency, either super creamy or somewhat chunky.
  3. Add the minced garlic and pico de gallo and stir gently to mix. 
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt a little bit at a time, stirring and tasting after each addition, and stop when you reach your preferred taste. 
  5. Chill in airtight containers 15-30 minutes to let the flavors develop before serving.



  • fork, potato masher or pastry cutter
  • large non-reactive mixing bowl, like glass or stainless steel
  • knife

This can be served immediately, but chilling leads to a more complex flavor. 

See post for tips for storing and preventing browning, including a link to the containers that I use. 

Use fresh lemon juice, not bottled. It makes a huge difference.

The amount this recipe yields varies somewhat, but is roughly around 24 oz. 

  • Author: Cori (Sarah) Dyer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex