This easy vegan guacamole recipe is a classic! Guacamole makes a great healthy dip that’s quick to prepare and perfect as a snack or appetizer!

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Vegan guacamole in a bowl served with chips and lime slices.
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Is guacamole vegan?

Traditionally guacamole is made from plant-based ingredients but not all guacamole will be vegan. Many restaurants or fast food chains will add sour cream or mayo to make their guacamole creamier as well as to cut down on the cost.

Store-bought guacamole can sometimes also contain dairy or even eggs, so make sure to check the ingredients before purchase.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This vegan guacamole recipe has all the traditional fixings to make this classic Mexican dip!

It comes together quickly, making it a great last minute snack or easy appetizer. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe, perfect for game day, parties or holidays!

Ingredient notes

Just 9 simple ingredients needed to make this easy vegan guacamole! Exact measurements are available in the recipe card at the bottom.

Ingredients of vegan guacamole laid out and labeled.

Red onion—I prefer red onion when it comes to using onions raw but feel free to use whatever onion you have on hand!

Cilantro—if you’re one of the unfortunate ones that tastes soap when you eat cilantro feel free to omit. Otherwise, this tasty herb adds some delicious flavor to this dip!

Roma tomatoes—these are preferable since they are less watery than other varieties. Any tomato will do but if you have a particularly juicy tomato, feel free to remove some of the seeds first before adding to the guacamole.

How to make

The process of making guacamole is rather simple!

Start by slicing the avocados in half lengthwise and removing the pit. Scoop out the green flesh into a medium bowl.

Mash the avocado with a fork until desired consistency is reached. You can make it as smooth or chunky as you prefer.

Mashed avocado in a bowl.

Add the lime juice, cumin and salt and stir to evenly distribute.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

Guacamole freshly mixed in a bowl.

Expert Tips

Timing your avocados to use them once they are ripe can be tricky. Typically avocados have a short window of opportunity once they become ripe.

To avoid this frustration, I store my avocados in the refrigerator as soon as they ripen.

Look for avocados that are not fully green but starting to darken—these will ripen within a couple days on the counter. Check on them daily and once ripe, transfer to your refrigerator. They will keep for a week (sometimes longer!) if stored in the refrigerator.

The refrigerator slows down the ripening process so you can use them when you’re ready!


How to tell when an avocado is ripe?

If the avocado has a slight give to it when pressed on gently, it is ripe. If it is still very firm, it’s not ready yet. If you press on it and it leaves a depression in the peel where you pressed, it is overripe.

How to store guacamole?

Right before storing, smooth out the top then drizzle with extra lime or lemon juice. The juice helps to protect the top layer from oxidizing and turning brown.

Then, cover tightly with plastic wrap, with the wrap touching the guacamole so that no air is trapped between the two. You may still have a little browning after a couple days, just stir it through before serving and it won’t be noticeable!

Can I freeze guacamole?

Prepared guacamole is not freezer friendly, however, avocados on their own can be frozen. Scoop out the green avocado flesh into a freezer-safe container and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Before use, allow to thaw, then mash and mix in the rest of the guacamole ingredients.

What to serve with guacamole

Hand scooping a chip into a bowl of guacamole.

As an appetizer, it’s great served with tortilla chips or fresh vegetables.

It can also be served in tacos, burritos, sandwiches or wraps and makes a great salad topping!

It’s delicious as a spread on toast (aka avocado toast) or as topping on enchiladas.

There’s really no wrong way to serve this vegan guacamole—this creamy avocado dip makes everything better!

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Vegan guacamole in a bowl served with chips and lime slices.

The Best Vegan Guacamole

5 from 3 votes
Author: Rachel
This easy vegan guacamole recipe is a classic! Guacamole makes a great healthy dip that's quick to prepare and perfect as a snack or appetizer!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 avocados ripe
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ small red onion finely diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeds removed and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • In a large bowl, add the avocado and mash with a fork until desired consistency is reached (smooth or chunky).
    3 avocados
  • Add the lime juice, cumin and salt and stir to evenly distribute.
    1 lime, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
    1/2 small red onion, 2 roma tomatoes, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, 1 jalapeño, 2 cloves garlic


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Adding lime juice on top can help prevent browning as well as thoroughly covering with plastic wrap to prevent air from oxidizing the guacamole.
If you prefer spicier guac, feel free to include the seeds from the jalapeño, or add some chili powder! Or if you prefer mild, feel free to omit the jalapeño.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
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