The Simple Guacamole Recipe that Everyone Needs


I’ve seen it happen many times. Someone has cut out dairy and is lamenting the loss of cream and cheese. All seems lost, when a bowl of guacamole is set in front of them. Their sudden smile emanates with hope and happiness as they realize it’s naturally dairy free. Guacamole is a dairy-free turning point for so many people – the reality that many amazing, and yes, even creamy foods, are made without a drop of dairy. And really, without any top allergens at all.

The Simple Guacamole Recipe that Everyone Needs

The Simple Guacamole Recipe that Everyone Needs

We all should have a delicious, simple guacamole recipe as our go to. This one is mine. It’s a basic formula that was shared with me by my friend Janelle, back when she ran her blog Talk of Tomatoes.

You can, of course, enjoy this simple guacamole with tortilla chips. I won’t judge. You can even combine it with salsa, and perhaps black beans to mix things up. But I also love it as a spread on burgers, as a substitute for cream cheese on bagels (yes, it’s great with lox!), and in place of sour cream on chili, enchiladas, tacos, bowls, you name it!

The Simple Guacamole Recipe that Everyone Needs

Special Diet Notes: Simple Guacamole

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free peanut-free, soy-free, top food allergy-friendly, paleo, low carb, keto-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian.

Simple Guacamole
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I'm always hesitant to mess with perfection, but you really can't go wrong with customizations. Try lime juice if you don't have lemon on hand. Substitute parsley if you're cilantro averse. Or switch to a poblano pepper if you prefer to avoid heat. It's a simple, allergen-free, everyone-friendly recipe that you really can customize to taste.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 9 servings
  • 3 avocados, pitted
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • Big pinch kosher salt
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 small green pepper (jalapeno, annaheim, etc.), minced
  1. Put the avocado flesh, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a bowl and mash to combine.
  2. Stir in the cilantro and pepper.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/9 recipe Calories: 139 Fat: 13.1g Saturated fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 6.3g Sugar: .5g Sodium: 5mg Fiber: 4.6g Protein: 1.4g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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