Want This Luscious, Time Tested & Easy Guacamole Recipe? Stop Now If You Answered "No."

Karen Patten

Few things in life are nutritious, fast, and delicious. You can frequently have two of the three – but rarely do you ever get all three. This easy guacamole recipe delivers it all! It was absolutely the best I’ve ever had. It was super quick and super easy!

Crazy - but this really was the best ever easy guacamole recipe! www.themidlifemamas.com

Confession: I haven’t always been a fan of this addictive green stuff. It’s possible that I’ve even been overheard referring to guacamole as something that looks like it’s better kept in your tissue after you sneeze. With a similar consistency.

So, what convinced me of how luscious a good guacamole is?

Since avocados are front and center in any guacamole and they are are off the charts for nutrients I thought I could put some lipstick on that avocado, so to say.

Avocados are an amazing source of vitamins and minerals. Avocados are a great source of B vitamins which help boost your immune system and help fight off disease and infection. The also contain vitamins C and E. As far as minerals go, they contain potassium to help control blood pressure, lutein which helps to maintain eye health, and folate which is extremely important during pregnancy and is necessary for cell repair. If that weren’t enough, avocados are low in sugar and high in fiber which can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and help you feel full longer.

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Most importantly, avocados are one of those “good fats” everyone keeps raving about. So if you don’t like some of the alternatives, this is a great place to start eating something amazingly delicious and good for you! Good fats help reduce sugar cravings along with high quality proteins.

If you’ve checked out any of my other recipes, you’ll know I’m more a fan of a “process” that allows freedom in creating and less a fan of a hard and fast “recipe.” There’s no better canvas for adding in your own creativity than this easy guacamole recipe.

Here’s what I did for this easy guac:

First things first, let’s get that avocado flesh out! To quickly get at that delicious avocado flesh, slice your avocado lengthwise with a chef’s knife and split it in 1/2. Take the sharp side of your knife and lightly “chop” it into the seed of the avocado. You can then twist the knife with the seed attached and the seed will lift right out! Then scoop the flesh from each half of the avocado into your mixing bowl.

I like my guacamole a little “chunky,” so I used the fork method instead of a mortal and pestle – but the choice is yours.

I smashed two avocados in the bowl (yes, “smash” is a technical cooking term for those of you who did not know).

Next, juice one lime into the bowl and mix well with your fork. The ascorbic acid in the lime (or you can use lemon) keeps the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.

Chop cilantro to taste and add it to the avocado mixture.

A pinch of salt – to taste.

Then use fresh pico de gallo to taste.I LOVE the fresh pico I can get at our neighborhood Mexican restaurant, so I go a little heavy with this. It contains tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeño if you wanted to make your own.

How much of each ingredient is completely up to you – get creative and personalize your new guacamole recipe!

Now…drum roll, please. For the key to making the guacamole recipe that will be revered and talked about for years to come – the secret ingredient: Lime essential oil.*  You will be amazed at how little you will need and how lime essential oil can magically transform your guacamole from run of the mill to out of this world! Just 2-4 drops of lime essential oil will make your guacamole shine. Try two drops and see how you like it. If you like a little more lime, add one drop at a time until your taste buds are doing their happy dance.

This is one of so many ways that our family uses essential oils to cook, maintain vibrant health and wellness, and to rid our home of chemicals and toxins. But you should know that if you add essential oils to your guacamole recipe, or ingest them in any way, I would ONLY recommend or personally feel safe using a 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. To read about which oils I use and to see other ways that I use them, click here.

I’d love for you to try this guacamole recipe and tell me if you changed it up at all and what you thought!



  1. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy on June 15, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I just love guacamole, and I’ve never even heard of using essential oils. I use them in my crafting, but I’ve never moved to recipes. It scares me a little, lol.

    • Karen Patten on June 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      🙂 As long as you are using 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, there’s no need to be scared! So many oils can be used in cooking as well as for maintaining great health. Think: lemon bars; peppermint brownies – the sky’s the limit!

  2. Erica @ Coming Up Roses on June 15, 2015 at 8:16 am

    WHOA NOW, I actually never realized essential oils could be used in cooking! And I’m SUCH an avocado/guacamole girl, so I’m going to have to give this a go. What do you recommend for oils starting out?


    • Karen Patten on June 15, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      We use essential oils for SO many things in our home – crafting, maintaining vibrant health, cooking, cleaning, beauty products – you name it! For starting out, I recommend Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit – 11 bottles of some of the most commonly used essential oils, a home diffuser, and so many more things! I wrote about a typical day and how I use my oils here: https://themidlifemamas.com/essential-oils-will-make-you-question-everything/
      PM me if you have any questions!

  3. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom on June 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    NEVER would I have thought to use my lime oil in guac–great idea

    • Karen Patten on June 15, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      I love using therapeutic grade essential oils in my cooking. Peppermint in brownies, lemon or lime in water with cucumber and herbs, there are SO many options! Enjoy!

  4. SARAH on June 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    You had me a guacamole! We love guacamole in our family, even my 2 year old loves it! Never tried essential oils in cooking, but this recipe sounds delicious!

    • Karen Patten on June 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Both of my boys like it as well! If you use therapeutic grade essential oils, that are safe to ingest, they are great to cook with! Think: basil, oregano, lemon, orange, lime – there are a LOT of options! Enjoy!

  5. Deborah Davis on June 22, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I love to include healthy, nutritious avocado in my diet in a variety of ways and dishes, so I am delighted that you shared your wonderful homemade guacamole recipe with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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    Do not laugh but I just recently tried guacamole for the first time like a year ago. But now I love it! And I love that this incorporates essential oils that I already have! Thanks!

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      I didn’t like guacamole for the longest – I thought it looked really unappealing. Somehow, I grew into it! Now I love it for the avocado and all the health benefits!

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