5 Ingredient Guacamole (SPICY!)

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to anything with avocados in it. Of course, that basically means that guacamole is my favorite food. Ever. If you were shipping me off to a deserted island, and I only could have ingredients to make one thing for the rest of my life, it would be guacamole (with an endless side of tortilla chips, please!).

This 5 ingredient guacamole is super easy to make, heart healthy and spicy! You need to try it.
Total Time

5 min



Not just any guacamole, though. It would be this guacamole. You might think that’s a crazy thing to say – I mean, how could one person live off of guacamole for the rest of their lives. The only thing I can say to you is, you really don’t understand the depth of my love of guacamole.

Nowadays I see about five million different guacamole recipes with all these crazy ingredients like charred pineapple, goat cheese and strawberries. While all of these different variations of guacamole are just fine, nothing beats a classic recipe like this one. Isn’t the phrase “don’t mess with a classic?” or something along those lines? There’s a reason for it.

guacamole ingredients

Honestly, all those dressed up crazy recipes are all lacking one thing – highlighting the star ingredient, the avocado. It’s the star of the recipe and it gets pushed down to a mere creamy afterthought with way too many recipes that I see out there. I say, instead of throwing in everything in the pantry to drown out the avocado, let’s prop up that avocado on the pedestal it belongs on.

[Related: Are Avocados Good for You?]

Avocado isn’t only delicious; it’s also extremely healthy, packed with the fats that you should be putting into your body plus a hefty dose of protein to keep you strong. It really is a super food for a reason!

mixing the guacamole
jalapeno, onions and cilantro

If you are an avocado-lover or obsessed with guacamole, I demand that you drop everything you are doing and make this recipe right now. It’s ridiculously simple to throw together, but in one bite you’ll notice that this guacamole isn’t like every other guacamole you’ve tasted.

This 5-ingredient guacamole packs a bold punch of flavor and spice that will have your taste buds dancing with job after every bite. The heat comes from the jalapeno and the bite of the red onion, while the lime juice and cilantro round everything out, finishing with a creamy hug from your dear friend, the avocado.

guacamole recipe

Why mess with a good thing when you can make something in less than 5 minutes that’ll satisfy every guacamole craving you’ve every had?

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  • 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocado with the back of a fork until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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