Simple Guacamole

I will never forget the first time I had guacamole in college. Mind you, I’d eaten lots (well, that’s an under exaggeration of how much guacamole I’d eaten at that point in my life). Avocados, to me, are like bacon, butter, and chocolate… an example of all that is right in the world.

But I will never forget this specific bowl of green, mushy glop (because, of course that’s what guacamole is). My dear friend who made it had mistakenly added mayonnaise to it to make it creamy. She hadn’t been taught the important recipe of simple guacamole.

So although this is not baking, I thought I’d share this very easy recipe with you because it’s one that everyone should have in their wheelhouse. Thanks to my beautiful friend, Goldin, who taught it to me.

Now, this is a recipe for basic for guacamole. Nothing fancy, just basic. But I have to tell ya, everyone loves it and you will be known as a culinary genius if you make it and share it with others!

If you want to make this and spruce it up, start with this recipe and add whatever ingredients sound good to you. Suggestions: cilantro, jalapeño, tomatoes, red onion, the ideas are endless.

Just be sure your ingredients are fresh, and your chips are thick and delicious!

Simple Guacamole (recipe care of lots of people who have been making this forever)

INGREDIENTS: ripe avocados (however many you’d like), fresh minced garlic (however garlicky you’d like), fresh lemon juice to taste, salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: Slice open lengthwise each avocado and and scoop out the green flesh. Place the fruit in a large bowl. To remove the pits, carefully hit them with the blade of a sharp knife. They will pull right out if the avocados are ripe enough. Set the pits aside, do not discard. Take a large fork and mash the avocados up in the bowl. Add in the garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

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