This Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Guacamole is an easy, healthy recipe made with only 8 clean, real food ingredients. It's the perfect plant-based dip that's perfect with grain-free chips, used as a spread or even as a dip for fresh veggies!
Here's Why This Recipe Works
My top 3 reasons:
- Versatile plant-based recipe
- Ready in about 5 minutes
- Made with only 8 clean, real food ingredients
Versatile Plant-Based Recipe
Today, I present to you my favorite homemade version of Classic Guacamole.
There are so many different variations of guacamole out there and everyone has their favorite...I know I do!
This is an easy and basic guacamole recipe, but you never know, someone out there may need to know how to make it.
Guacamole is so versatile!
It is a perfect match with my Raw Corn Chips, especially if you are looking for a healthy 100% raw snack.
You can dip vegetables in it or even dehydrated crackers, add it to a salad or use it as a spread on a plant-based sandwich or wrap.
Ready In About 5 Minutes
A healthy snack or appetizer is only 5 minutes away with my classic guacamole recipe.
Simply add all the ingredients to a food processor then process it until it is the consistency and texture you prefer!
Made With Only 8 Clean, Real Food Ingredients
This is a super easy recipe to make, especially if you make it with fresh, real ingredients.
Let's take a look at the 20 ingredients in a popular store-bought “guacamole” seasoning packets:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) McCormick Guacamole Seasoning Mix Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Salt, Onions, Milk Non-Fat Dry, Tapioca Starch Modified, Red Bell Peppers, Sour Cream Solids (Cream, Milk Non-Fat Dry, and Cultures), Garlic, Corn Syrup Solids, Milk Non-Fat Dry Cultured, Lemon Juice Solids, Parsley, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Peppers Red Extractives, and Flavors Natural
It contains dairy, making it non-vegan, GMO’s (maltodextrin and corn syrup solids), refined salt and preservatives.
Homemade guacamole is healthier to make with just a few simple and fresh ingredients.
For example, ingredients such as avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onions, lime juice, jalapeno, and Himalayan pink salt.
My healthy plant-based recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, oil-free, keto/low-carb, paleo-friendly, and Medical Medium compliant.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions
Garlic. Freshly garlic will give the best flavor, but you can also use organic garlic powder if you don't have fresh garlic on hand.
Onion. My favorite onion to use in this recipe is a red onion, but feel free to use your favorite variety. I do not recommend using a "sweet" onion since this is a savory recipe.
Jalapeno. You can omit or reduce the jalapeno if you don't like spicy food or will be serving this to children.
Lime Juice. Freshly squeezed lime juice will give the best flavor and nutrients since it hasn't been pasteurized, but you can also use store-bought organic lime juice.
Himalayan Pink Salt. This is my salt of preference, however, it can always be substituted with sea salt.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Homemade Guacamole Last?
Normally, freshly cut avocados don't last very long on their own. However, since this recipe contains freshly squeezed lime juice, the guacamole should last up to 3 days stored in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
How Do You Store Guacamole?
It's important to store any leftover guacamole in an air-tight container to prevent it from browning. In addition, guacamole needs to be refrigerated.
What Are The Best Onions To Use?
You can use your favorite variety to make this recipe, and my favorite is red onions. However, I do not recommend using a sweet onion since this is a savory dish.
Want More Healthy Plant-Based Dip + Salsa Recipes?
Check out these:
- Pineapple Guacamole
- Cilantro and Lime Salsa
- Spicy Balsamic Vinegar Salsa
- or my CLEAN EATING Cookbook with 75+ plant-based recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Guacamole
- 2 organic avocados
- 1 organic tomato
- 1 clove organic garlic
- 1 handful organic fresh cilantro
- 1/4 organic onion
- 1 organic jalapeno
- 1 tablespoon organic lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until well blended and to the consistency you like.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference.
- Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.