This shortcut guacamole recipe only needs three ingredients and about three minutes to make!

This shortcut guacamole only needs 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes! #guacamole #easyrecipe #mexicanfood

I’ve brought you my recipe for chunky guacamole, and that one is pretty easy. It does require some chopping and measuring though. Today I’m going to tell you a secret shortcut for even faster, easier guacamole. Come closer so everyone doesn’t hear…

OK, you can make guacamole in about three minutes with three ingredients! All you need is your favorite salsa, a little mayonnaise, and ripe avocados.

Yes, you read that right. I said MAYONNAISE.

When I first learned that people add mayo to their guac, I thought that sounded like the worst idea ever. I’ve tried adding sour cream before to boost the creaminess, but mayo sounded wrong. I kept coming across different version calling for this seemingly out-of-place ingredient, so I finally caved and try it.

To my surprise, it is really good! It adds that luscious sheen to your guacamole dip and makes it taste rich and creamy and wonderful. No one would guess what’s in it. They’ll just be in awe of your mad guac skills.

This shortcut guacamole only needs 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes! #guacamole #easyrecipe #mexicanfood

So, the next time you need a bowl of guacamole in a hurry, mash up an avocado or two, and stir in a couple drained spoonfuls of the salsa and mayonnaise. You just made guacamole! If you have fresh salsa from the grocery store’s refrigerated section, that will give you the best result. You can enhance the flavor with a little more salt, lime, or cayenne pepper to taste, but it’s usually not necessary.

If you don’t like tomatoes in your guacamole, try using salsa verde instead of traditional red salsa. That flavor is out of this world too! Now, go make some easy guac and start dipping!

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This shortcut guacamole only needs 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes! #guacamole #easyrecipe #mexicanfood

Shortcut Guacamole

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This shortcut guacamole recipe only needs 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes!

  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x





  1. Peel and mash avocado until smooth.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise and salsa. Serve!


  • You can adjust the flavor with additional salt, cayenne pepper, or lime juice if desired.
  • If you use salsa verde instead of red salsa, you do not need to drain it. You just don’t want to stir in too much juice from the red salsa because it will make the color a bit brown.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 3

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

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Lisa Huff
6 years ago

Wow, looks sooo good!

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