Easy Guacamole

by jerseygirl on December 3, 2011 · 19 comments

I was never a picky eater however there were certain things I didn’t eat until I was a young adult. Things such as blue cheese, sushi and avocados were way too sophisticated for my taste buds back then. When I was about 20 years old and working in a Mexican restaurant, I took the plunge. The restaurant made this great chicken and avocado salad that made me like avocados. They also had a nice, thick blue cheese dressing that I started to put on salads. Sushi was not on a Mexican menu, but on a slow afternoon, one of the bartenders decided to order some sushi for lunch. This was my first taste and it took a few tries before I could say I liked sushi. I was on my way to culinary sophistication.

Since then, avocados have become an addiction of mine. I can mash them up and put them on everything. They also are a good breakfast, lunch or dinner food. But my favorite way to eat avocados is as a snack or appetizer. This guacamole has the perfect amount of onions, garlic and lime juice. My husband doesn’t care for the onions but this past week I made the guacamole for my book club. The onions still went in and there were more leftovers just for me.

I served this dip with tortilla chips while sipping on a Mojito. The next day I finished straight off a spoon.

Easy Guacamole

2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 small cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 TBS finely chopped onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
juice from 1 lime
2 small plum tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mash the avocado well. Add the garlic, onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Mix well then fold in the tomato. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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That Girl December 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I think part of it is regional, I never had avocado growing up because we just didn't have them all that often on the East Coast. They're far more plentiful here in CA.

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Kim Bee December 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

Weird confession….I've never had guacamole. I know, weird right. It looks really good.

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Erica December 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

It took years for me to try avocado and now i love it! Great easy recipe

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Michelle December 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I love guacamole. Sometimes when we're feeling lazy we just make that for dinner. There's nothing else that's takes no little effort and yet tastes so good.

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Jennifurla December 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I love them myself, and my daughter could eat 10

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Mandy December 5, 2011 at 1:26 am

Lisa, I am totally in the mood for chips and guac now! Can't wait to try this recipe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Curt December 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

This guacamole recipe sounds very tasty! I've seen quite a few, and this one has everything it should to be top 5 for my tastes!

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Katrina December 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

Yum! Love guac!

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Jenn December 5, 2011 at 10:58 am

Perfect! Kroger has Avocados BOGO this week. :)

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The Japanese Redneck December 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

Same here with all of those, but still don't like blue cheese.

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Emily Malloy December 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Picture perfect :)

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teresa December 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

mmm, guacamole can improve so many dish, i love the recipe!

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Nothing better than guacamole! Now, try putting some bacon in it. Oh boy.

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@therebelchick December 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That seems so quick and easy! Yum!

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Aggie December 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I was always pretty weird about guacamole, I never had it growing up so it was definitely more of a grown up food for me. But now, I LOVE it. I could eat some serious guacamole.

I'm getting giddy at the thought that we might be having lunch together in a few days Lisa!!!!

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Shelby December 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

I wish Grumpy would eat Guac! I love it…I can't get him to eat anything with avocados though.

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Masshole Mommy December 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

Wow – great recipe! I think I have to try this!!

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Bizzy B. Bakes December 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I love avocado and my husband doesn't which is why I serve it when we have company, no matter what else, I am having.

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