Easy Guacamole

So I’m not that amazing in the kitchen however there are a few things in my recipe repetoire that seem to be faves among my friends. In fact, I think the only reason I was invited to last Saturday night’s Halloween party was because I promised to make guacamole.

Anyway, it’s really easy. Feel free to add more of less of anything. I am a huge fan of cilantro and usually add way more than most people would.


  • 2/3 cup or 1.5 seeded tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 4 ripe avocados (they should be pretty soft and squishy), mashed
  • A dash of hot sauce like Tabasco
  • A pinch of salt









1. Wash the cilantro and let it air dry








2. Finely chop garlic, red onion and cilantro








3. De-seed the tomatoes: this is super simple and sounds way fancier then it is. Just cut the tomato in half, then use a spoon to scoop the seeds and middle out. This keeps your guacamole from getting too runny. Chop up tomatoes.








4. Mash up the avocados: I like to use a fork against the side of a bowl for this part. (An easy way to get the avocado out of its skin is to cut in lengthwise and then again horizontally. Then kind of push the skin inside out and scoop the avo chunks off into a bowl)








5. Add garlic, red onion, cilantro and tomatoes to avocado mixture. Mix well.








6. Squeeze in lime juice








7. Add dash of hot sauce (I use Valentina’s, a salsa I became obsessed with in Mexico, but any hot sauce will do—add to taste.)

8. Add in a pinch of salt, mix well and…








Voila! Easy and healthy guacamole!

3 Responses to Easy Guacamole

  1. I love how you called the avocados guacamoles in the recipe :)

    I love guacamole…my only addition would be more garlic…but I love garlic.

  2. Ack! Kristen, I think I was so focused on the dang guacamole that I decided to call those green, smushy things “guacamoles”. Geez, as an editor I really missed the mark there. Corrected! I like garlic but not tonnes however I think you and Tom would get along famously as he is always adding more garlic to everything!

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