Quick and Easy Guacamole

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s easy and tasty and I could eat it for days on end. It’s right up there with tzatziki as far as snacks that I really love.

lime-cilantro-guacamoleI have one rule when it comes to bringing food to a large gathering of people: it’s got to be a dish that I would be happy to have a lot leftover. This fits the bill perfectly – leftover guac? Great, we’re having nachos for dinner. Or maybe a taco ring.

taco-ring-guacamole-2This recipe starts out with whole garlic cloves.

molcajete-garlic-clovesOn our honeymoon, we bought a molcajete as our one souvenir. You can also use a mortar and pestle, if available, but don’t sweat it if all you’ve got is a cutting board and a bowl. Either smash the garlic into a paste, or finely mince it.

garlic-smashNext smash in two avocados. To help things smash better, I add in the zest and juice of 2 limes (or just one large lime). That’s my secret – too much lime and too much cilantro.

guacamole-smash-avocadoFinally, mix in green onion, cilantro, and salt.

guacamole-green-onion-cilantroAnd that’s it – you’ve got to love how easy this recipe is.


Quick and Easy Guacamole

Quick and Easy Guacamole

Guacamole is an easy appetizer, or a great addition to any Mexican-style meals.


  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • 2-3 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. For molcajete or mortar/pestle: grind the garlic into a paste then smash in the avocados. Otherwise, finely mince the garlic, then smash in the avocados with a fork or spoon. Add in the lime zest and juice to aid with the smashing.
  2. Stir in the green onions, cilantro, and salt. Serve with cilantro garnish.

I sometimes add in other fun things like mango or pineapple - only use one lime if you add these in.


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