Better than Grocery Store Guacamole.

Lots of grocery stores make their own fabulously-fantastic versions of freshly-assembled guacamole, BUT it’s just about always so much guac that you have to buy at once, that one or even two people can’t finish it before it turns brown! So, drumroll please — THIS is how to make one avocado’s worth of guacamole!!! And the best part is, making your own means you can control every ingredient to your exact taste.

Tonight is Voting Day 2020, and if you feel like you’re watching a very dramatic sports game where the victor will control your access to health insurance, then I promise you that you are not alone. So raise a tortilla chip, or a beer, or a seltzer. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Let’s get started on making you a snack 🙂

You will need…

1 ripe avocado

approx 1/6 of a lime

4 cherry tomatoes, cut into thin slices

pinch of salt

minuscule amount of garlic, use a microplane zester or chop very small with a sharp knife

part of a sprig of cilantro, leaves torn into small pieces (do not use the stem)


Cut the avocado in half and discard the pit. Use a sharp knife to score the flesh, creating small pieces. Then take a spoon and scoop out all of the chunks into a medium-small bowl. Mash the avocado using the tines of a large fork.

Squeeze a generous few squeezes of lime juice over the bowl and stir in completely. Then taste to see if the lime flavor is coming through — you can add more and more if it isn’t limey enough.

Next, add the tomatoes, pinch of salt, and bit of garlic. Taste and adjust the levels of salt and garlic as needed. Remember, you can always add a little more, but you can’t take it out if you add too much all at once. Be cautious and continue to add, stir, and taste until it’s perfectly balanced.

Finally, add the cilantro and stir one last time. Et voila! This perfect portion guacamole is complete.

Enjoy with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or whatever else is calling your name. Bon appetit!

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