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

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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  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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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  8. 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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