Today I have a very simple recipe for you… a basic guacamole recipe. This is a great recipe to start with, then you can add your own twist or flair to it – which I’ll give you a few suggestions at the bottom.
We had some friends over for dinner a few days ago and it had just been so hot and muggy that day so I wanted something fresh tasting to go with dinner – and this guacamole was it!
Here’s what you need to get started…
- 2 avocados
- 1 small tomato (any kind will work, I just prefer a Roma Tomato since it is the right size)
- about a 1/4 of a large sweet onion
- 1-2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1-2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1-2 tsp salt
Start with 2 avocados and cut them in half.
Next, remove the seed and scoop out the inside of the avocados into a bowl. Use a spoon to really scoop between the actual ‘meat’ of the avocado and the peel. If you chose correctly at the store, your avocado should be pretty soft and make this easy to do. If your avocados aren’t ripe, I suggest to waiting another day to make your guacamole – it’s so not worth the fight to make guacamole with avocados that aren’t ripe yet!
Once you have all your avocados scooped out into a bowl, mash them with a fork. Use the side of the bowl to really mash up the chunks of avocado. If you don’t like your guacamole as creamy, then mash less and keep it chunky.
Now that you have the base of your guacamole ready, move on to the add ins. Dice your tomato into small chunks. I like mine pretty small. Once it is all diced up, add it to your base mixture.
And repeat this same step with the onion. Dice into small chunks and add to the base mixture.
The next few ingredients are really measured to taste. I don’t actually measure them out, I just add a starting amount, then mix it all up, taste it, and then add more of something if need be. But I do pretty much start out with the same amount each time.
The lime juice comes first. I didn’t have any fresh limes, but if you do have a fresh one to cut up and squeeze in, it tastes delicious! I use about 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice – this adds a bit of tang to the guacamole.
Then add in the last 3 ingredients: garlic powder, pepper, and salt. I do about 1-2 tsp of both garlic powder and salt, and only 1 tsp of pepper. Generally, if I add more of something later, it’s salt. But you don’t want to overdo it at first, so start small.
Now mix until well blended.
And taste it to see how it is!
And you are done! If you do feel like you need to add a little something – add salt if it’s not salty enough or more lime juice if it’s not tangy enough. Also, you can add in diced jalapeños if you want more spice!
Thanks for joining me today… until next time!