Vegan Guacamole

This easy vegan guacamole recipe is so quick and delicious! Guacamole is made with minimal ingredients and lots of flavors. I keep this recipe easy by using simple ingredients.

We serve vegan guac on my Vegan Black Bean Burritos, with my Vegan Mexican Lasagna, Vegan Empanadas, and salads. Sometimes we’ll serve it with a bowl of Air Fryer Tortilla Chips.

A bowl of vegan guacamole has tortilla chips around it and two avocados in the background.

Some guacamole recipes call for dairy in the form of sour cream, but this is a dairy-free guac recipe. Avocados are creamy enough, no dairy is needed.

However you slice it, avocados seasoned in just the right way are great! If you love Mexican food, here’s our recipe for easy Vegan Taquitos or Vegan 7 Layer Dip.

How to Select the Best Avocados

Avocados. They’re so good. When you’ve got the right one, they slice up just like butter. And they taste all creamy and delicious. I love adding them by the slice to my salads. We even include them on sandwiches. Take, for example, our Vegan Chicken Sandwich. See those avocados? They really add a lot!

I love these tips from The Kitchn on how to pick the best avocados. Basically, look under the stem (it looks almost like a seed at the end of the avocado). If it comes off easily and it’s green underneath, you’ve got a perfect avocado!

But every now and then you want a great vegetarian guacamole recipe to go with your bean burritos or served with tortilla chips. There’s at least a thousand ways to make guacamole, but did you know some recipes are not vegan? That’s right, some recipes include sour cream. We don’t eat dairy products so we oftentimes ending up making vegan guacamole recipes, just to play it safe.

Besides, we happen to really love this super easy guacamole recipe!

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, including substitution ideas:

  • Avocados
  • Garlic powder
  • Lime juice
  • Red onion
  • Sea salt
  • Cherry tomatoes

Tip: Add fresh herbs to your guacamole. You can buy these in the store or grow your own herbs in pots (so you can take them indoors in the winter). The best herbs for avocados are cilantro, parsley, and possibly even chives.

How to Make Guacamole Dip Recipe

Wondering how to make vegan guacamole? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today! And even more, you may be wondering, how to make vegan Chipotle guacamole! Trust me, I’m right there with ya! I love their guac! And this recipe is very similar to theirs. Add a little bit of chopped cilantro to get it just right!

  1. Cut two avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop out the flesh into a serving dish.
  2. Use a fork to mash the avocados.
    Looking down on a bowl of peeled avocados. There are cherry tomatoes beside it and a knife.
  3. Next, add garlic powder, lime juice, chopped red onion, and stir to combine.
    Chopped red onions and chopped cherry tomatoes have been added to mashed avocados.
  4. Then add salt to taste and stir again.
  5. Top with chopped cherry tomatoes. I love adding the lime juice to create tangy guacamole!

Storage Tips

Store guacamole in an airtight container. You can also add a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the guac to reduce its exposure to oxygen, which can cause browning.

Is guacamole vegan?

Guacamole is vegan if it is made without dairy. Some restaurants and/or brands will add sour cream to their guacamole. If it’s a non-dairy sour cream, then it is vegan guacamole. You’ll see in the recipe below, I have not used any form of sour cream. I think avocados are creamy enough on their own — no sour cream needed!

Looking down on a bowl full of vegan guacamole.

Marly’s Tips

  • Some people prefer fresh garlic. Others think it’s too strong. Here’s a tip, remove the center vein from a piece of fresh garlic and it helps take some of the tangy taste out. Or use garlic powder to keep the flavor of garlic tamped down a bit.
  • Another alternative would be to add some of the tender garlic from my Garlic Confit recipe.
  • Add a teaspoon or two of chopped cilantro for even more garden-fresh flavor. Cilantro is a very divisive ingredient, with some people hating it.
  • To make cilantro-free guacamole, chop some fresh chives or parsley and stir it in. It really makes a big difference.
  • I like things spicy so I could see adding some finely chopped jalapeños
  • Don’t like tomatoes in your guac? It’s no problem, just leave them out

Serve this vegan guacamole with chips and some Hibiscus Margaritas.

More Mexican Recipes

If you love this vegan guacamole, here’s even more vegan Mexican recipes you’ll like too:

A hand holds a tortilla chip dipping it into a bowl of guacamole. There are tortilla chips behind it.

We hope you love this recipe for the best vegan guacamole ever. I know we sure do! 

Looking down on a bowl of guacamole with tortilla chips and cherry tomatoes around it.

Vegan Guacamole

You’ll love this zesty, savory Vegan Guacamole to add to your favorite salads, burritos, soft tacos and more. We make this on repeat!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 168kcal


  • 2 avocados
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons red onion minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cherry tomatoes chopped


  • Chop the avocado in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. Use a fork to mash it.
  • Add the garlic powder, lime juice, red onion, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  • Top with chopped tomatoes. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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You can use fresh garlic, but it adds a strong flavor to the guac, so I recommend no more than 1 clove.
Some people love cilantro in their guacamole. We leave it out because there are those that don’t like it. Feel free to sub chopped parsley or chopped fresh chives instead. Or serve chopped cilantro on the side for those that want it.
Store guacamole in an airtight container or place a sheet of plastic wrap directly over the top of it to prevent oxidization which can cause browning.
Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

One Response to Vegan Guacamole

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCheryl Reply

    5 stars
    I LOVE that you included fresh garlic in your recipe! Thanks for including my awesome guacamole potato skins, Marly! I’m a big fan of your podcast 🙂

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