Easy Homemade Guacamole Without Tomatoes Recipe

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by Maggie Turansky

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Whether you forgot to buy them, can’t stand them or it’s not the season and they taste terrible, there are countless reasons why one may want to make guacamole without tomatoes. The good news is that you can actually make delicious and flavourful guacamole without using them!

So if you have some lovely, ripe avocados, a bit of cilantro and some lime juice – you don’t need a single tomato in order to make what is one of the world’s most perfect dips. And if you’re looking for the perfect appetiser or you’ve used all of your tomatoes making my restaurant-style salsa, then you’re sure to love this recipe.

Making this recipe is not difficult, takes only a few minutes and it’s something you’re sure to be whipping up whenever you have ripe avocados!

Guacamole Without Tomatoes
Finished Guacamole

How to Make Guacamole Without Tomatoes

Making guacamole is super easy and quick. In fact, you can have a finished batch in under 10 minutes!

The first step is to prep your avocadoes. Use Hass avocados for this rather than the other kind of avocadoes as they get softer and have a much better flavour and texture for guacamole.

Ingredients for this guacamole recipe
Ingredients for this guacamole recipe

Also, make sure they are extremely ripe for this – almost to a point where you think they may be too soft.

Carefully cut your avocados in half from pole to pole and twist to separate each half from the pit. Use your knife to remove the pit from the avocados.

Then, using a butter knife, cut a grid pattern into each avocado half and then scoop the cubed avocado into a small mixing bowl.

Chopped up avocado
Chopped up avocado

Use a fork to gently mash up the avocados but make sure that you leave it fairly chunky – it’s important to have some texture, especially since we’re not using tomatoes!

Mashing the avocado
Mashing the avocado

Now, finely mince a shallot and add it to the bowl. I like to use shallots in this recipe because I like their mild flavour, however, using a red or white onion can work here, as well.

Then, finely dice one or two jalapeños. If you don’t like heat, feel free to remove the ribs and seeds (or only use one). Add the jalapeño to the bowl.

Adding the shallots and jalapeno to the bowl
Adding the shallots and jalapeño to the bowl

Then, peel a clove of garlic and grate it into the bowl using a rasp-style grater. You can also very finely mince the garlic with a knife.

Now, chop a good amount of fresh cilantro. Cilantro is such an essential flavour to guacamole that it really won’t taste quite right without it!

You can easily make guacamole without using tomatoes, but without cilantro is a stretch.

Adding the cilanto and garlic to the bowl
Adding the cilantro and garlic to the bowl

Then, add the juice of half a lime into the bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper (there is nothing worse than under-seasoned guac) and mix everything to combine.

Taste to adjust for seasoning, adding more lime juice or salt if you think it’s needed.

Guacamole ready to serve!
Guacamole ready to serve!

Now, all you need to do is serve it with some tortilla chips or spread it on a taco and enjoy! And if you’re looking for other great dip ideas, check out my tzatziki sauce recipe!

Guacamole Without Tomatoes

Guacamole Without Tomatoes

This is a classic guacamole without tomatoes – and it's just as delicious as any!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 large Hass avocados
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 1 clove garlic grated or very finely minced
  • 1-2 jalapeños minced, ribs and seeds removed if desired
  • 5 g (¼ cup) cilantro/coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ¼ tsp coarse sea salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the avocado and mash with a fork until chunky but mashed.
    Mashing the avocado
  • Add the shallot, garlic, jalapeños and cilantro. Stir to combine.
    Adding the cilanto and garlic to the bowl
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and season generously with salt and pepper. Mix to combine, taste to adjust for seasoning and serve.
    Guacamole ready to serve!



Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is automatically generated and provided as guidance only. Accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Making guacamole without using any tomatoes is not always typical, but it still lends to a delightful dip that is absolutely delicious and is sure to be a hit amongst all you serve it to.

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Maggie is the creator behind No Frills Kitchen. She is a world traveller, home cook and recipe developer who loves to experiment with new cuisines and techniques at every chance she gets. No stranger to improvising and making do with the equipment and ingredients she has available, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Read More

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