The BEST 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe


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This easy, 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe is the best appetiser, side dish or nacho-topper ever! It only takes 5 minutes to make with four easy ingredients, and is delicious with gluten free tortilla chips or as part of a gluten free lunch or dinner. Plus it’s accidentally vegan too!

A bowl of gluten free guacamole with tortilla chips.

I absolutely love making homemade guacamole – so much so that this was one of the first ever recipes on this blog, back in 2012!

I’ve been making this recipe the same way for over a decade but I wanted to revamp this post in homage to the best ever gluten free, 4 ingredient guacamole recipe.

It’s so simple to make and is delicious in gluten free quesadillas, with gluten free tortilla chips for dipping, or served as a party appetiser.

You can serve it at a gluten free BBQ or picnic, alongside a hearty chilli con carne or even in a jacket potato as an alternative to butter.

Why you HAVE to make this guacamole recipe

  • So Quick: You can have this whipped up in less than 5 minutes. Perfect for if you’ve forgotten you need to bring an appetiser to a party!
  • Naturally Gluten Free: There are no gluten or dairy containing ingredients in this guacamole, meaning it’s both gluten free and vegan.
  • Simple Ingredients: All you need to make this 4 ingredient guacamole is avocados, lime juice, coriander (cilantro) and red onion. Plus a sprinkle of salt, if we’re counting.
  • Super Versatile: Everyone loves guacamole, right? Dip in gluten free chips, load it on top of nachos, or have it with gluten free tortilla wraps with your fave fillings.
A bowl of gluten free guacamole with tortilla chips.A bowl of gluten free guacamole with tortilla chips.

Ingredients

You only need four simple ingredients to make this easy guacamole recipe:

  • Avocado: Find fresh and ripe avocados for this recipe if you can, as they will make a creamier guacamole. They should give lightly under pressure from your thumb.
  • Lime: Fresh lime juice gives the guacamole the perfect tang and helps it to retain its green colour for longer.
  • Coriander: Cilantro (for my US readers) is one of my favourite herbs! If you want to make guacamole without coriander, you can omit this.
  • Red Onion: I love the little flecks of colour this adds. You can use spring onion (green onions) if you prefer.

I also recommend a generous pinch of sea salt flakes to get the best flavours from this guacamole recipe.

Ingredients for gluten free guacamole: coriander, red onion, lime and avocado.Ingredients for gluten free guacamole: coriander, red onion, lime and avocado.

How to make 4 Ingredient Guacamole

There’s a printable recipe card and some FAQs below, but to show you how easy this gluten free guacamole is to make, here are some step-by-step photos.

Juicing a lime and cutting up an avocado for guacamole.Juicing a lime and cutting up an avocado for guacamole.

Finely chop the red onion and juice the limes. Finely chop the coriander (cilantro) and set to one side.

De-stone the avocados (reserve the stones for later – see tips below) then score the flesh and scoop it out with a spoon into a large bowl.

Mash the avocado in a bowl then add coriander and red onion.Mash the avocado in a bowl then add coriander and red onion.

Sprinkle in a generous pinch of sea salt and then use a fork to mash the avocados until creamy – a few chunks are good!

Add the onion, coriander and lime juice to the avocado and mix well before serving. It really is that simple!

Recipe Tip

Making this guacamole recipe ahead of time? Reserve the stones from the avocados and nestle them into the bowl of guacamole before wrapping tightly with clingfilm. This will help stop the guacamole from going brown so quickly!

Serving suggestions

Need some ideas for what to serve with this gluten free, 4 ingredient guacamole recipe? Here are some other recipes that work well with this one:

A close up of a bowl of guacamole with tortilla chips.A close up of a bowl of guacamole with tortilla chips.

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. You can also share your creations in my Facebook group! And please do leave a 5* review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me and really helps support my website.

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  • Finely chop the red onion and juice the limes. Finely chop the coriander (cilantro) and set to one side.

  • De-stone the avocados, then score the flesh and scoop it out with a spoon into a large bowl. Sprinkle in a generous pinch of sea salt and then use a fork to mash the avocados until creamy – a few chunks are good!

  • Add the onion, coriander and lime juice to the avocado and mix well before serving.

  • If making ahead of time, reserve the avocado stones and pop them back in the bowl of guacamole to stop it going brown!
  • For more FAQs scroll down below this recipe card. Step-by-step photos are in the blog post above.

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please do leave me a comment and I’ll do my very best to answer!

Can I freeze guacamole?

You can freeze guacamole but I find it changes the texture. It tends to make the guacamole very mushy – personally I prefer to make it fresh each time.

How do I stop guacamole going brown?

Nestle the avocado stones into the guacamole to stop it from going brown so quickly. Also, wrap it tightly in clingfilm and keep in the fridge. I recommend only keeping this for 24-48 hours, maximum, in the fridge for best results. It is best when made fresh.

Can I make different types of guacamole?

If you want to make a spicy guacamole, add some chopped jalapeños or fresh red chilli to the mixture. You can also add some finely chopped fresh tomatoes to this guacamole, which is a common 5-ingredient guacamole recipe. If you don’t like coriander (cilantro) you can remove this. For a super smooth guacamole (more of an avocado dip) blitz everything in the food processor instead of mashing.

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