Flashback: Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Tina.

Cary, NC – One of most popular stories from last Spring was this recipe for homemade guacamole. Just in time for Memorial Day, here it is again.

Recipe: Homemade Guacamole

If you like to have a little Guac with your chips, or in your tacos or a salad, or with fresh fish, here’s a super-simple recipe that will make you a star.

It just has a few ingredients and takes almost no time. Perfect for Memorial Day in Cary, NC.


  • ripe avocados – (I prefer the Haas type, they are the ones with the dark green/ black wrinkly skin. They should yield slightly to the touch when pressed if they are properly ripe. Soft, but not mushy.
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small onion
  • salt pepper and garlic powder

To Make:

  • Slice the ripe avocados in half, removing and discarding  the large pit  in the center.
  • Scoop the flesh out into a bowl. mash with a fork until no longer chunky.
  • Add juice of 1 lime (or lemon in a pinch). This tastes great but also prevents avocado from turning brown.
  • Add in salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste and dice up one half of a small onion. Combine.
  • Optional: add in 1/2 cup chunky salsa. Blend with a fork.

Serve with:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Condiment for Tacos or Fajitas
  • Top a burger

Now get dipping!

2 replies
  1. Lori Bush
    Lori Bush says:

    Great recipe, Lindsey.

    We make guacamole in our house all the time. My husband was passed down the recipe (and skill set) from his Dad, who In fact, learned it when they lived in Mexico. Now my daughter has the chops to do it as well.

    Our version changes this, slightly.

    We add:
    1 – finely chopped and DRAINED tomato. (It’s important to drain the tomato pieces in a colander so your guac isn’t watery.)
    1 BIT of shaved Jalepeno or favorite spicy pepper. We do this by FREEZING our pepper, then carefully shaving it with a knife, to get the pieces as fine as possible. We add about a teaspoon of the shavings to the mixture.
    (We do without the lime and garlic powder)

    For us, the way to mix all of the contents is to cut up the avocado into course chunks, and to almost FOLD the whole mixture together on the cutting board. It leaves the guac kinda chunky, less mushy.

    Of course, this is all to personal preference, but it is a family favorite, and maybe another way to try out this recipe. :-) Thanks for posting… I’m hungry for Guac now.

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