Guacamole Seasoning

by Erin

Make the best guacamole with this simple homemade seasoning. Make a large batch and you’ll have it on hand whenever you get a guacamole craving.
Homemade Guacamole

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What do you put in your guacamole?

I am often a minimalist when it comes to my guacamole. All I do is mash up two avocados, add some diced tomatoes, then a little salt and a clove or two of minced garlic. And commence inhalation.

DIY guacamole seasoning

When I saw this recipe for a guacamole seasoning, I was a bit hesitant at first because I love my simple guacamole. But now that I’ve tried it, I would love to make a big batch of this seasoning and store it for later use.

Might be a good gift too (since we are becoming ever closer to that gift-giving time of year). I actually have compiled a gift basket of local products and homemade seasoning blends before!

I also tried this guacamole with the Trader Joe’s black bean quinoa chips which were fabulous themselves. First time trying those too, and in combination with the guacamole I just might’ve eaten the entire bowl by myself O:-).

So take that as a warning that you may want to make more than you think you will need, because it disappears quickly! Great for just dipping, topping off a cheeseburger, or a burrito bowl.

Post updated 4/28/20, photo above is the original.

One year ago: Breakfast Quesadillas

Homemade Guacamole


Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried minced onion or onion powder
  • Pinch of cumin, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Combine all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container if not using immediately.
  2. To make guacamole, mash two avocados with the seasoning (about 1-1/2 tsp), then stir in chopped tomato or other favorite ingredients*. Add 1/4 tsp lime juice to prevent browning. Serve.


*I sometimes also like to add half a seeded jalapeno, 2 Tbsp red onion, lime zest, and some fresh cilantro.

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Dave December 4, 2020 - 3:15 pm

Pretty good seasoning mix. Just as good, if not better than the Concord or mccormick seasoning packets you find at the grocery store and on the plus side, I know exactly what’s in it.

Erin December 4, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Exactly! And you can tinker with it to meet your preferences. Thanks so much for trying and commenting.

Cheryl May 10, 2020 - 8:58 pm

I accidentally rated this a 4 I couldn’t figure out how to get the 5 stars on. But this recipe changed my life because its now so easy to have guacamole every day! I make a big batch and add 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 an avocado to go with my lunch most days. Love it!

Erin May 10, 2020 - 9:19 pm

I appreciate you trying, but no worries on the stars! I am just so happy to hear that you enjoy it so much. It’s grea to have on hand as you know better than anyone. What a great idea to just use a little bit on an avocado!

Robin January 6, 2015 - 2:09 pm

OmG this was sooooo good. I wish I had made more! Hubby and I went grocery shopping & got everything to make fajitas tonight, but forgot the guacamole mix. I dreaded going back just for the mix so I googled guacamole spices and found this gem. Then I realized I also forgot tomatoes, so I added a little Rotel. If there is any left by the time the fajitas are ready, I will be surprised!! It is already half gone, so I may have to make some more. (Hubby hasn’t had any yet. I ate a LOT!) I will never buy the prepackaged spice pouch again! Thanks so much. Delicious!

spiffycookie January 7, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Awesome idea to use Rotel!

Jordan February 15, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Normally I just get the package mix in the store, but I didnt have the money this time. Tried this out and it is just as good as the store one! :) Thanks! I will definitely be using this from now on!

spiffycookie February 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Awesome! So glad to hear that. It’s always nice to be able to make this sort of thing at home instead of running to the store. You should check out my homemade taco ( and ranch seasoning mix ( too!

Vicki @ WITK October 19, 2012 - 6:05 pm

I love a simple guacamole too, but its always fun to mix it up! I’ll have to try something new with my next batch!

Anna @ hiddenponies October 19, 2012 - 10:43 am

Interesting! I’m a fan of classic, plain guacamole too but this does look really delicious!


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