Zesty Guacamole Recipe

Last Updated on May 11, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love this easy zesty guacamole recipe! Guacamole is a part of most of the Mexican dinners that I make. Get the recipe here.

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Zesty Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of my favorite ways to enjoy avocados.  California and Florida produce most of the avocados in the United States.  My preference is to purchase organic avocados from one of these places. 

Adding guacamole to one of your meals is a great way to get a boost in lutein and healthy monounsaturated fats. Organic guacamole can be really expensive in the store so I decided that it was time to find an easy guacamole recipe and make my own.

I am part of the A Year With Six Sisters’ Stuff blog tour and this zesty guacamole recipe is from their latest cookbook that contains 52 menu plans, recipes, and ideas to bring families together.  Dinner time is a great time to reconnect with your family.

As a mom of a 16-year-old and 20-year-old, it gets harder to reconnect as they get older.  Everyone enjoys sitting down at the table when we have Mexican food, especially with this healthy guacamole recipe.

Tools / equipment for this recipe

  • Food processor
  • Serving bowl
  • Plastic wrap

If you do not have a food processor, you can do this in a blender. Or, you can mash it by hand if you need to. It’s just a lot easier to do n a food processor.

herbs and spices on a cutting board

What to add to guacamole to make it taste better?

  • Citrus
  • Chiles
  • Fresh herbs
  • Salt
  • Chorizo
  • Garlic

What to put in guacamole to keep it from turning brown

You can place a thin layer of citrus juice over the top of the guacamole. This will help form a barrier to keep out the air. You can use either lemon juice or lime.

How much in advance can I make guacamole?

As long as you keep the air from turning it brown, you can make this up the day before. If it does turn brown, it’s still good. It is only the color that is off. It just doesn’t look as appealing as green guacamole.

Guacamole is great as a snack with tortilla chips or serve it with chili, tacos, or any other favorite Mexican dish.  You can make this easy guacamole recipe spicier by adding chili peppers if that’s your taste preference.

We enjoy guacamole smooth but if you’d rather have yours with more chunks, just pulse it less time in the food processor or cut and stir it all by hand.

If you’re looking for an easy guacamole recipe with salsa, you can stir in a tablespoon of salsa before you serve this. It adds a bit more of a kick and some texture to your recipe.

It’s a great option for those that want a zesty guacamole recipe.

wooden spoons with guacamole spices in them

What spices go in guacamole?

Here are a few guacamole spices that you can add to your guac.

  • Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Cilantro
  • Cayenne pepper

So, if you like avocado, try my cottage cheese power bowl with chocolate, avocado, and banana!

Yield: 6

Zesty Guacamole

You are going to love this easy zesty guacamole recipe! Guacamole is a part of most of the Mexican dinners that I make. Get the recipe here.

You are going to love this easy zesty guacamole recipe! Guacamole is a part of most of the Mexican dinners that I make. Get the recipe here.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl.
  2. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato and lime juice. I used a food processor for mine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes to blend flavors.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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58 thoughts on “Zesty Guacamole Recipe”

  1. I love guac! Thanks for sharing this on the link party. I think we are connected on Twitter, but now I've followed your blog and social sites and hope we can connect on those too. Can't wait to read more from you! Becky
  2. I love Guacamole, its my favorite to put on almost everything. I always serve it at parties. Love this easy to make and follow recipe.
  3. Oh my!! This looks absolutely delicious. Guacamole is one of my favorite snacks. :) I'm going to try this!
  4. I love easy guacamole.  I make mine simply by squishing the avocado, squirting it with lemon, then adding Tony Chachere's!
  5. I love making fresh guacamole.  I will have to give this recipe a try!  I'm also a huge fan of the colored tortilla chips.
  6. I love avacado and lime together! And I do like mine chunky as well. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe. 
  7. I make the same recipe myself, all the ingredients are the same except I use lemon vs. lime. It's SO good! I want guacamole now! What kind of chips are these? 
  8. Yummy I love guac!!! I have made a ton of their recipes and they are all really good. I love the sweet and sour chicken! Thanks for giveaway too! 

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