Recipe: Easy Guacamole

I wish guacamole was pretty. Unfortunately, it doesn’t photograph well.  It does.. taste outrageously good for being so healthy.

I posted on Facebook recently that my husband messed up the Guacamole the last time he made it.   He told me it all had to do with the ripeness of the avocado.  I think he was right, even though I won’t admit it to him. He did go out and buy me Wholly Guacamole that night, so I guess I cannot give him a hard time.

He made it again today and this time, he was spot on! It was so yummy. Some of you asked on Facebook for the recipe, so here it goes..

First – keep in mind that I don’t measure when I cook – so you should taste along the way and adjust the recipe to your liking for spices.


  • (3) ripe Hoss Avocados (the avocados should be soft to the touch when you press them)
  • (2) Plum Tomatoes
  • (1) Small Red Onion – Diced
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 small handful of chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1-2 fresh Garlic Cloves (depending how much garlic taste you like)
  • 2 teaspoons of Lime Juice
  • salt, pepper to taste


1. Cut avocados in half – scoop avocado out.

2. Quarter tomatoes and scoop out seeds. Dice tomatoes.  (make sure you scoop out the “watery” part of the tomato.)

3. Dice onion. (you may want to mince this if you don’t like chunky onions)

4. Press or mince Garlic. (you want it really fine)

5. Put everything in mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to press and mix the mixture. If you like your guacamole chunky, mix and press less. If you like it more smooth, press more to make it smooth.

6. Cover with saran wrap (directly against guacamole to push all the air out).

7. Let sit on counter or in refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.

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  • Laura

    I must try this recepie, looks delish!

  • Diana

    Your recipe looks almost like an adapted one from Alton Brown. An even heathier tip to make this better if you are trying to watch calories is to cut out an avacado and sub with one cup of steamed pureed peas. Trust me you will not taste the peas. It cuts down on calories and increases fiber. I make it this way all the time and nobody can taste the peas.

  • bROOK

    Keep the avacoda seeds in the gauc to keep it from browning. A little tip I have learned living in South Texas:)

  • Mollie

    Even easier guacamole:
    Smoosh an avacado with some (a tablespoon or so) salsa, a dash of lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

  • Kristine Twardy-Todd

    I love Guac I am definitely going to have to try this!

  • I love guacamole and yours looks really good. And yes guacamole is one of those things that does not photograph well, but your picture looks good.

  • Miranda

    those look like coco pops from Wegman’s the greatest snack ever invented. The guacamole looks delicious

    • Shannon


      They are similar.. they are from Shady Maple.. made fresh and bagged in front of you.. so yummy! did I mention only 15 calories too!

  • Terika

    I have a little tip. Don’t use metal utensils when you’re making it. Use a stone mortar and pestle, wood, or even plastic. Metal can give the guacamole an awful taste.

    • Shannon


      Great tip. We never have – we use a wooden masher.. good to know !