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.


Kim Bee December 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

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


Erica December 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

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


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.


Jennifurla December 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I love them myself, and my daughter could eat 10


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. 🙂


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!


Katrina December 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

Yum! Love guac!


Jenn December 5, 2011 at 10:58 am

Perfect! Kroger has Avocados BOGO this week. 🙂


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

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


Emily Malloy December 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Picture perfect 🙂


teresa December 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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


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

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


@therebelchick December 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That seems so quick and easy! Yum!


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!!!!


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.


Masshole Mommy December 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

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


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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