Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

A few weeks ago, our local grocery store had avocadoes on sale for $1 each. Of course, I had to buy a couple. I love avocadoes on sandwiches and we ate quite a few paninis with avocado slices that week! It wasn’t until I was down to my last avocado that I thought of making guacamole. I’ve made it in the past, but wasn’t very happy with the results. I had just run across a new recipe in my new favorite cookbook (Cooking from the Farmer’s Market – love it!), and knew I had to give it a try. This guacamole is delicious. It’s simple and basic, but it has the perfect blend of flavors. I couldn’t stop eating it! Feel free to play around with the recipe and add in any extras that you like. I’m a big fan of tomatoes in my guacamole, so I may try that next time. But if you’re looking for a simple and classic guacamole recipe, this one is for you.

Classic Guacamole

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Classic Guacamole


1 ripe avocado
juice from 1/2 lime
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 green onion, chopped
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
tortilla chips, for serving


Halve the avocado lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, discarding the pit. Place the avocado in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add the lime juice, cilantro, green onion, serrano chile, and garlic. Mix until well incorporated. Season to taste with salt. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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8 Responses to “Classic Guacamole”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 25, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    My grocery store was having the same sale so I snatched as many avocados as my little hands would permit. I was wondering what I should eat them with but now I can make this classic guacamole. Sometimes going simple and basic is the way to go! :)

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — April 25, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I’ve been on this HUGE avocado kick lately. And this is only going to make that continue! It looks so delicious and creamy. Perfecto!

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    cookbook queen — April 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    There is hardly anything in the world better than a big bowl of fresh guacamole. Love it!!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — April 25, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    classic guac is where it’s at! looks amazing.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 25, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love guac, we make it quite often here! Made it last night actually as a topper for burgers, so versatile!

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    Sheila — April 26, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Oh my goodness we love guacamole! I can’t make enough or fast enough. I wish we lived in a climate that I could have a avocado tree in my yard…and a lime tree beside it! Yours looks delish.

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    Homemade Guacamole and Roasted Green Tomato Salsa — May 1, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    […] Homemade Guacamole Author: adapted from Cooking from the Farmers’ Market as seen on What Megan’s Making   Ingredients:  1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro 1/4 cup diced tomatoes 1 very small […]

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    Shannon — October 22, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    Nothing ruins my day more than cutting into a ripe feeling avocado and it’s got the brown/blackish veins running through it and looks “rotten”. Is it rotten, or do I just ignore the ugliness and eat it with my eyes closed?

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