I think the title says it all, guacamole is life. With summer upon us, I can’t help but get excited for my summer favorites; including cocktails, kayaking, and guacamole 😀
I can confidently say I’m a guacamole snob and am very picky about the guac I eat; I’ll know if you decide to serve me store-bought, pre-packaged guacamole! When the option is there, I’ll make and bring my own. My recipe is super simple and is a great base for experimenting with. It goes great with tortilla chips, on a sandwich, or even by the spoonful, hehe.
Comment below with your Summer favorites and how you customized this recipe to make it your own!
Recipe serves up to 4 people (but realistically serves 2 😛 )
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- 2 Avocados
- 2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
- 2 Tbsp Chopped Red Onion
- Juice of 1/2 Lime
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Cut Avocados in half and remove pit using a sharp knife (refer to images below). Remove flesh with a spoon and place into a medium mixing bowl. Mash avocado with a fork until you reach a smooth consistency (it will be slightly chunky).
- Remove cilantro leaves from stems and roughly chop into small pieces; add to mixing bowl. Chop red onion into small pieces and add to mixing bowl (refer to images below).
- Juice 1/2 a lime into mixing bowl, then add garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Mix ingredients together with a spoon and transfer to a serving dish. If you are not serving immediately, store guacamole in an air tight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
- This recipe is a great base for experimenting with other ingredients. In the past I’ve added chopped tomato, sweet corn, or chopped red pepper for some extra flavor. If you enjoy some heat, add a teaspoon of Siracha to the mix.
- If you don’t plan on eating the guacamole immediately, add the avocado pit to the mixing bowl and cover. The pit will help prevent the guacamole from browning. Refrigerate immediately.