Sometimes you need guacamole – and you need it fast. This is the simplest recipe ever! Yet, people often comment on how much they like it.
Maybe it’s not even technically guacamole since it omits many of the traditional ingredients. What I did was whittle it down to the essentials so that I can make it all the time. The balance of ingredients is what makes it so good – better than a lot of the more involved recipes I’ve tasted.
The ratio is easy to remember: 1 avocado to 1/2 lime (juice). Then add some sea salt and a bit of minced onion or crushed garlic. If you are out of lime, lemon works.
Since it’s quite limey, it is even good the next day. You can keep the pit in it too. Have you ever seen this done in restaurants? The pit supposedly keeps the guacamole from browning as fast. But guess what I discovered? The only reason pits keep the avocado from browning is that they block its exposure to the air (in the space where they happen to lie.) They do not send special antioxidant vibes into your dip. Yes, I was a bit disappointed too, but I’m going to keep them in anyway.
2 hass avocados
1 lime, juice of (if your lime is extraordinarily juicy you may want to leave a little out)
1 tbsp onion, minced or 1 clove garlic, crushed
sea salt (to taste – don’t be shy)
(optional add-ins: cilantro, chopped jalapeno, cumin, tomatoes…)
Mash ingredients together to desired consistency and serve. (Once, I made this at my cousin’s house and was introduced to this masher. It is truly the best masher ever invented.)
(Also shared on The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter 7/11.)