If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I used to buy those little individual cups of organic guacamole from Costco because 1) they were convenient, 2) the ingredients were minimal, and 3) we only ate a little bit at a time so the small size was perfect. Well…once my kids started getting hooked on guacamole, we could easily go through several little containers at one sitting and then it just seemed silly to waste so many containers when I *knew* I could make my own easily! And, for a while, I did. I would just mix a little salt and garlic powder into an avocado and call it guacamole. Sure, that ‘did the job,’ but I knew the flavor was missing something: the lime. However, I hardly ever buy limes unless a recipe calls for one and even then I sometimes skip it!
Well, I kind of forgot about making guacamole and didn’t eat much of it for a while. I was eating more avocados…but mostly just eating them plain with my eggs in the morning or on top of chili at dinnertime. My kids kept asking me when I was going to buy more guacamole again…and I just kept saying “soon.”
Well, then one of my favorite food/nutrition bloggers, Sally at Real Mom Nutrition, shared her recipe for No-Fuss Guacamole and that reminded me that I wanted to start making my own again! My version is very similar to Sally’s recipe, but it’s my spin on how our family likes it best. Less lime and less garlic powder. And we all love it!
- 2 ripe avocados
- ½ of a small lime, freshly squeezed
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Cut avocados in half and scoop the insides into a bowl.
- Mash slightly with fork.
- Squeeze lime into bowl.
- Add salt and garlic powder.
- Continue mashing and stirring until everything is mixed together, but with some lumps still remaining.
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
I recently made this simple guacamole to go with my new recipe: Slow Cooker Taco Lentils. So delicious together! I have a feeling both of these recipes will be in my regular rotation now! Yum. 🙂
I hope you enjoy!