5 Minute Guacamole

This last week, Spring is threatening to actually make an appearance (minus the snow), and I have been wanting light yummy foods.  Don’t get me wrong, I still need soup through an IV, but the idea of salads and fresh raw foods has been calling my name.

This 5 minute guacamole has literally been lunch for my 3-year-old and I this week…TWICE. It is so good, so simple, and filling yet light.  The prep time is minimal, hence the name, and served with plantain chips, you won’t miss yucky corn a bit. So grab the ingredients, and go to town!


  • 2 medium sized avocados, scooped and pitted
  • 1/2 a small onion diced (I used red because I LOVE strong onions)
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 vine ripened tomato diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground garlic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients and coarsely mash, texture should be chunky not completely blended
  2. Serve with plantain chips right away
  3. To store in fridge, keep an avocado pit in the guacamole and squeeze a little extra lime juice to prevent browning

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  1. Breanne says

    Hi Jennifer,

    Where do get plantain chips? Which brand do you like? I have a trader joes, whole foods and costco near by, Im assuming one of these stores have them.

    • predominantlypaleo says

      Hi Breanne,
      Any of those options are fine as long as they do not added sugar to them. Trader Joe’s brand is perfectly fine in my opinion.

  2. Meg Hobbes says

    Omitting the tomatoes and pepper in any guacamole recipe still produces a wonderful guacamole for anyone who cannot have nightshade vegetables. I have 1/2 of an avocado every day at breakfast. Many times I just sprinkle the half of avocado with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cilantro and mix the spices in while I’m holding the half in its shell in my hand. Then I eat it with a spoon! What a quick, easy, tasty addition to my baked bacon! And no extra dishes to clean.


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