How to Save Guacamole 4 Ways

How to Save Guacamole

Guacamole, alllll I ever wanted! Guacamole hadddd to get away!

Whether you’re following one of our recipes for guacamole or you gave in and got some from the store, there’s a chance you’re not going to eat it all. Over the years we’ve tried about a million different ways to keep it fresh in the fridge, and we’d figured we’d pass along everything that we’ve learned.


This should go without saying, but guacamole should always be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Now that we’ve got that out of the way.

When you go to pack away your guac, always make sure to get the air pockets out of the container by tapping it on the counter. (Or on a towel on the counter because your dog will think someone is knocking at the door.)

No. 1: Save Guacamole with Lime Juice

Guacamole isn’t guacamole without lime juice. Literally and figuratively. We only ever suggest using fresh lime juice when making your own guac (or really in any recipe), and this hack requires a little extra elbow grease.

Simply add a small layer of lime juice on top of the guac before you put a lid on the container, and it will act as a sealant / preservative in the fridge.

When you’re ready for Guac Round 2, simply dump the lime out (or mix it in), stir it all up, and voila!

No. 2: No extra lime juice? Save Guac with Water

Just like with the lime, add a thin layer of water in the container with your guacamole before sealing the lid. Your guac will be thick enough to not let the water permeate. (At least it shouldn’t.)

Dump the water before stirring, and you’re good to go!

No. 3: Plastic Wrap

This is the method we use most often (and shown in the photos). Pack your guacamole really tightly. Then, take a piece of plastic wrap and mash it down with your fingers on top of the guac to create a seal. Use your fingers to get the air bubbles out. Make sure you have enough plastic wrap to go over the edges of the container and snap your lid in place.

Time for chip & dippage? Remove the plastic wrap (or peel pack) and give your guac a little stir.

Works like a charm.

No. 4: Eat it All

When all else fails, invite some friends and/or family over (ask them to bring the chips) and munch until every last bit of the guacamole is gone.

Thankfully, guacamole isn’t terrible for you when eaten in moderation, which is something we really try to focus on. (Eating in moderation, but also eating guacamole.) So it only makes sense to invite people you love over to share your homemade guac with.

Guac, Guac, Guac

So there you have it! There are a million ways to save guacamole online, but we’ve tested these out to a fault. Plus, these methods don’t require weird contraptions or loads of extra salt (gross).

Have you tried any of these methods? Do you have any other ways to save guac that we didn’t list? Lettuce know!