The Culinary Corner: Basic Guacamole Recipe

The Culinary Corner: Basic Guacamole Recipe | Positively Smitten

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. 


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