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Simply Delicious Guacamole – #VirtualPotluck

by FarmgirlGourmet

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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Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife January 14, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Great photo and I love how simple this is!

Donna Currie January 14, 2013 - 7:04 pm

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

juliajolliff January 14, 2013 - 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!

Milisa Armstrong January 14, 2013 - 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.

Susan 30A EATS January 14, 2013 - 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!

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

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

Noble Pig - Cathy January 14, 2013 - 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.

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

simple is good.

diabeticfoodie January 14, 2013 - 11:51 am

Simple is often the best! Great recipe.

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fabiola@notjustbaked January 14, 2013 - 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.

FarmgirlGourmet January 14, 2013 - 10:56 am

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

karen bates January 14, 2013 - 8:19 am

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

FarmgirlGourmet January 14, 2013 - 10:59 am

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

ohsweetbasil January 14, 2013 - 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

FarmgirlGourmet January 14, 2013 - 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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