The Culinary Corner: Basic Guacamole Recipe

The Culinary Corner: Basic Guacamole Recipe | Positively Smitten

By Lyndsey Fought

Basic Guacamole


  • 3 avocados
  • ¼ red onion, small diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • Juice of lime
  • Small  jalapeño, seeded and small diced (you may use a serrano pepper)
  • ½ small tomato, seeded and diced, optional
  • Splash of hot sauce, optional
  • Small handful of roughly chopped cilantro


  1. Pit your avocados, run your knife through them to the skin, cutting strips then cross sections, use a spoon to scoop the pieces out.
  2. In a bowl put the diced avocado and squeeze the lime over it.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño.
  4. Depending on how chunky you like your guacamole, use a fork to mush the mixture, breaking up the large pieces of avocado.
  5. If desired add tomato and/or hot sauce and cilantro. Allow to sit, covered with saran wrap, for a brief period (up to an hour) to let the flavor meld.

Additional Notes:

  • Wear gloves while chopping the peppers and don’t touch your eyes!
  • Place a fan behind you, blowing past you, while cutting both onion and pepper so they won’t make you cry!

The Culinary Corner is a weekend column that includes a simple recipe, a few tips, or admiration for a kitchen gadget.

Photo credit Stuart_Spivack on Flickr. 

About Lyndsey:

I have too many interests and I get easily distracted, so I haven’t completed a single thing in my life. Yay, hyperboles! I have been to culinary school and I like baking cupcakes. I write the beginnings of too many novels. I am driven by ambition and delayed by perfectionism.

I would like to travel the world, learn from others, write some best sellers, and have a restaurant or bakery someday. I am a Slytherin. I like the tenth Doctor best (followed by ninth). I am too obsessed with Downton Abbey and the whole etiquette of that era. I never forget to be awesome!

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