Fresh and Simple Guacamole

I have to confess that I've made this guacamole recipe a few times. The problem is that I'm usually whipping it up so fast I forget to take pictures of all the steps.  Now, I think I have enough pictures to piece together for a blog post.  I just made this for a Cinco de Mayo potluck and quadrupled the recipe. I rarely have leftovers.  I remember one time that I was making batches as fast as people were eating it. This is a good basic recipe for guacamole. The avocado, lime, garlic, and cilantro flavors meld and soar together in this simple recipe.  However, depending on who you are serving (kids, adults, or a combination) feel free to add more or less of the basic ingredients, and any or all of the optional list.

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Fresh and Simple Guacamole
3 to 4 ripe avocados (I usually use 4)
1 lime, juiced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves, minced
sea salt

Other great ingredients to add to taste
1/4 cup of red onion, minced (optional)
tomato, diced (optional)
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
chili powder (optional)
cumin (optional)
cayenne pepper (optional)

1. Cut avocados in half.

2. Carefully hit the avocado seed with a large sharp knife. Instead of holding the avocado half in your hand (as pictured) it will be safer to place it on a cutting board. 

3. Lift the knife to remove the seed.

4. Cut a criss cross pattern in the avocado without cutting through the skin.

5. Use a large spoon to scoop out the avocado cubes into a bowl.

6. Mince the cilantro and garlic clove, and add the juice of the lime to the avocado mixture.

7. Mix the guacamole with a fork until you reach the consistency that you like. I like my guacamole chunky, but if you prefer it completely smooth you can use an immersion blender to make it smooth. Add salt to taste.


  1. Perfect guacamole for tortilla chips, tacos, burritos and so much more :)

  2. Mmmm... I love guacamole! Thank you for sharing this recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Oh, fresh guacamole is the only way to enjoy guacamole in my opinion! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  4. I love guacamole. California (Hass) Avocados are the best. The avos here in Florida are very bland.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Hope to see you again.


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