Perfectly simple guacamole
Perfectly simple guacamole can be made at home anytime the urge strikes. The secret is a bit of grated garlic that adds tons of flavor!
Serves: 4
  • 3 medium Haas avocados
  • ½ small red onion (about ½ cup)
  • ½ jalapeno, or more to taste if you like it spicy
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ( about ½ lime)
  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cut the avocados in half and with a large spoon remove the pit. Alternatively, place the avocado on a kitchen towel and use a sharp knife to tap the pit and embed the knife into the seed. Twist the knife and the pit should come right out. Scoop the flesh out with a large spoon and place into a large bowl. Finely dice the onion and jalapeno and add to the avocados. Using a Microplane grate the garlic into the bowl. Add the lime juice, salt, and pepper and using a fork lightly mash the mixture, stirring to combine everything well. Taste and add more lime juice or salt if desired. To store, smooth the top and cover with plastic wrap, making sure that the wrap is touching the guacamole. You can also pour a small amount of water over the top to cover. When you are ready to serve, drain the water from the top and stir well.
Recipe by Scaling Back at