The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan, AIP Option)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I’m not kidding. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

Okay… I know that it’s a bold statement to say that a recipe is “THE BEST EVER,” but this really is the best, I promise! Not to toot my own horn, but hey, there’s a reason why I’m in charge of making guacamole for any gathering with family and friends. I’ve been making and perfecting guacamole for years now, so I don’t even measure anything anymore, but I did just to share this amazing recipe with you all!

To me, the perfect guacamole is something that’s simple, with no crazy ingredients. There are various versions out there with unique add-ins that I have seen and tried. However, I always go back to this simple and classic recipe that tastes pretty dang close to the guacamoles that I have tried in Mexico.

The Best Guacamole Ever

I’m actually quite excited that it’s less than a week since I came back home from Mexico after our wedding there, and it’s going to Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! I seriously loooooove Mexican food and I’ll take any excuse to consume it as often as I can. And no Mexican dish is complete without some delicious guacamole.

So if you want to be loved on by your friends and family tomorrow (or any day), whip up a batch of this guacamole, and they won’t stop raving about it. And if you need some delicious paleo chips to go along with it, I highly recommend Siete Foods tortilla chips. They are grain free, crispy thin, and so delicious! They make three flavors that are all amazing: Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho.

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Need more Mexican dish inspirations for Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of my favorite recipes from the archives:

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Mexican Stuffed Delicata Squash

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Shakshuka

Paleo Horchata

Hope you enjoy this colorful and fun holiday!

The Best Guacamole Ever

The Best Guacamole Ever

The Best Guacamole Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I'm not kidding. 
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Author: Jean Choi


  • 2 large or 3 small hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin Omit for AIP
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne Omit for AIP
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Peel and seed the avocados, and scoop out the pulp into a large bowl.
  • Pour lime juice over the avocados.
  • Add salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using), and mash together with a fork or a potato masher.
  • Add onion, garlic, and cilantro (if using), and stir together.
  • Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving, so the flavors can meld together.

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31 thoughts on “The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan, AIP Option)

  1. Darryl Edwards

    I’m not a huge fan of guacamole and often just have an avocado sliced – but this could change my mind. Love the additions to make this such a tasty treat!

  2. Michele Spring

    I FINALLY (like last week) got to try the Siete chips and they are to die for, so I am SO going to make this amazing looking guac to go with it and be in total heaven.


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