Friday, May 6, 2011


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
 Serve with tortilla chips.


1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl or an electric chopper (I always use the Black and Decker one touch chopper. See the link to the left.)

2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, lime, and garlic mash some more or just add all ingredients to the one touch chopper and chop until it reaches a good consistency. 

Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

You can add chopped tomatoes.
To extend a limited supply of avocados, add either sour cream.
If you want to add come spice use chili peppers.Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.

We  love this guacamole. Rob even eats it on his burgers or hot dogs sometimes. You might find that you need to adapt this recipe for your taste, but it is a great starting point. I added a link to Amazon for the one touch chopper and the garlic zoom. I love using the one touch chopper and when I worked at a kitchen store people use to rave about the garlic zoom. I would recommend both products to make this recipe easier.

1 comment:

  1. Guacamole is one of my favorites! I add a couple of tablespoons of EVOO to my mixture in order to make it a little bit more dip like. Also you can add lemon in it if you don't have a tastes just as good!!!