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Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 2 medium avocados ripe
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • salt


  • Start by cutting the avocados in half and removing the pit.
    The easiest way to do this is cut around the avocados lengthwise down to the pit. Split the avocados in half by twisting the two halves. Using the heel of your knife, stab the pit and remove it.
  • Score the avocado meat with your knife and then scoop it out with a spoon. Mash the softer, riper flesh with a potato masher or large fork to a texture you like.
  • Add the garlic and salt to taste. Start with about ½ a teaspoon of salt and adjust. Be sure not to overwork the avocado. You want some chunks in the mix.

Herby Guacamole- my favorite version

  • To the Simple Guacamole recipe above, add 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro and about 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice.

Additional ingredients

  • At this point you can add various ingredients to make it more "luxurious" but be careful not to overdue it. In my opinion, you don't want to add to many flavors to compete with the simple and clean flavors of the avocado, garlic and salt. I really believe that "less is more" in this and many of the meals I prepare.
  • The two most popular "additional" ingredients are diced tomato and chopped onion but some folks like to add fresh chopped chilies to give it a little heat.
  • You can try jalapeno, Serrano or green chilies but be careful not to overheat the guacamole.