Simply Delicious Guacamole – #VirtualPotluck

Simply Delicious Guacamole via Farmgirlgourmet

When it comes to guacamole, I am somewhat of a purest.  Don’t get me wrong if you put a bowl of fancy pants guac in front of me, I will put the hurt on it, but when I make it at home, the simpler the better.  My recipe is easy to make with ingredients you most likely have in your fridge and pantry.

You may be asking yourself: “Self, why did she leave the pit in the guacamole?”.  Well here’s your answer – Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which when in contact with oxygen in the air, causes avocados to turn brown.  Read more at HuffPost Taste.

A side note – if I was to ever be stranded on an island alone for the rest of my life and was able to choose one meal to eat every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it would be Avocado sandwiches on white bread with Best Foods/Hellman’s mayo & pepper.  I could do it.  Really.  I ate that sandwich for lunch almost everyday growing up and still do today.

Ok, back to guacamole – the Virtual Potluck crew thought it would be fun to whip up several varieties of guacamole to whet your appetite.  Grab the bag of tortilla chips and get ready to drool.  I know I am!

Simply Delicious Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Simply Delicious Guacamole


  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 plum tomato, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mash lightly with a fork to blend and break up some of the avocado chunks. Adding the pit to the bowl will keep the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.

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  • Reply
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife
    January 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Great photo and I love how simple this is!

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    Donna Currie
    January 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I never think of putting garlic in guac. Maybe I should. I sure have plenty of avocados around here.

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    January 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    We eat A LOT of guacamole in my house–I love it!! I also recently learned about putting the pit in the guacamole–great tip to know!

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    Milisa Armstrong
    January 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love avocados and I can eat my weight in guacamole! Most of the time I make it just like you do.

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    Susan 30A EATS
    January 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Looks incredible and love the photos as always!! Here is my link to #VirtualPotluck if you will add! Also doing a cookbook giveaway!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
    January 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Oh boy, can I put a hurtin on a good guac too! Love this. Simple and easy!

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    Noble Pig - Cathy
    January 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Since you love the avo sandwich with mayo…try whipping in a little mayo into your guac. It also helps keep it green and tastes awesome.

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    The Food Hunter
    January 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    simple is good.

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    January 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Simple is often the best! Great recipe.

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    January 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I am a purist when it come to my guacamole as well. I will totally eat bacon in it, but when I make it, it is simple and I love it. I am addicted to avocados, there I said it.

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      January 14, 2013 at 10:56 am

      LOL Fabiola. You and me both girl. I love them too!!

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    karen bates
    January 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Hey, kiddo you forgot to remove the pit!! Have a great week!

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      January 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

      LOL Karen!! I hope you have a great week too. Miss ya. Let’s do coffee soon.

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    January 14, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I’m such a guacamole fan. I honestly cannot ever turn it down. EVER. In fact, my daughter is the same. She takes little snack packs of guac to school at least 3 times a week. Can’t wait to try yours

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      January 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

      How awesome. My kids could take it or leave it. Which – if you do the math – means more for me. 🙂 Thanks for commenting Carrian!

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