A bowl with guacamole garnished with cilantro and fresh lime wedges

Easy Guacamole

My kids love “guac” as they call it

If my husband and I are not quick enough, they eat ALL of it before we even get to taste it!


 I’ve tried many versions but like this simple recipe the best

It’s a combination of creamy, delicious avocado simply mixed with a few fresh ingredients to make a winning guacamole!

Gather together a couple of ripe avocados, a garlic clove, fresh cilantro, fresh lime and kosher salt & black pepper

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Years ago, I bought my husband a “molcajete & tejolete” or mortar and pestle

I always use this kitchen tool to make our guac, but you can just as easily make in a bowl

Mash up the peeled garlic clove with about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt & combine until it makes a paste of the garlic

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Add in about 1/2 of a cup of fresh cilantro and mash some more…

Smells good already!

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Next, add in the flesh of 2 avocados

 Here’s the easy way we like to cut open avocados
Start by slicing the avocado completely lengthwise and then twist the two halves apart
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 Once the two halves are apart, tap the pit with the blade of a knife, twist counterclockwise then pop it right out
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 Score each half of avocado lengthwise and then crosswise.  A butter knife is a safer bet but if you’re daring (or nonsensical) like me, just be sure to cut lightly so you don’t cut your hand
Scoop the cubed avocado flesh out with a spoon
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And there you have it!  Avocado chunks!
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Scoop the avocado chunks into the bowl and use a fork and knife to cut it up into smaller pieces

Some recipes call for mashing the flesh, but I like guac to be a little chunky

Make sure you are getting the garlic paste and cilantro mixed in thoroughly

 

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 Once combined, squeeze in about a tablespoon of fresh lime juice
and season to taste with more kosher salt if necessary and black pepper

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Serve with a sprinkle of chopped, fresh cilantro and stand back while it disappears!

 This a great served with chips & Fresh Garden Salsa or our Turkey Tacos!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Easy Guacamole

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
fresh lime juice
kosher salt
black pepper

 

Directions

Mash up a peeled garlic clove with about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt; combine until it makes a paste of the garlic

Add 1/2 of a cup of fresh cilantro; mash some more

 Remove the flesh from 2 avocados; scoop the avocado chunks into the bowl and use two forks to cut it up into smaller pieces
Once combined, squeeze in about a tablespoon of fresh lime juice; season to taste with more kosher salt if necessary and black pepper
Serve with a sprinkle of chopped, fresh cilantro
Tools used to make this recipe

Guacamole Mortar Pestle Bowl

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