Perfectly Simple Guacamole

It is Dad’s philosophy that when you find the perfect recipe for a particular dish you should stick with it. We believe we have found the perfect guacamole recipe. I can’t remember the last time we used a different recipe. It was in the far past.

This recipe has a wonderful blend of flavors – creamy avocados, spicy jalapeno pepper, tasty cumin, tangy lime…

One recipe isn’t nearly enough for us. We usually double it.




  • 3 medium, ripe avocados, preferably Haas
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 – 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste


1) Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and score with a knife in several places both lengthwise and crosswise. Use a spoon to remove the flesh into a medium-sized bowl.

2) Add the remaining ingredients to the avocados. Mash lightly with a potato masher or fork and stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. For best flavor, allow the ingredients to meld: press a piece of plastic wrap onto the guacamole and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.


6 thoughts on “Perfectly Simple Guacamole

  1. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve never tried an avocado before. I bought three of them at the grocery store today and my husband looked a little nervous when I told him that we were going to actually EAT those black/purple pruney looking things sitting on the counter. He’s scared. So am I. 🙂

  2. I am in love with guac. Seriously in love. Your recipe sounds divine. Although I am a little afraid of jalepenos. I always tend to make it too spicy. I can’t wait to try this one though!

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