Fresh Guacamole

Everyone has their favorite foods, this is one of mine!  I have been known to cook meals based on whether or not they go well with guacamole.  Sad, I know. But true.

HEB, the grocery store near my house, always has fresh guacamole in the produce department.  It is amazing, but expensive.  I can’t support my habit when a 5oz package cost me $4.50. So I have teetered around with lots of ingredients to make some scrumptious stuff!

Here is what you need:

3-4 ripe Avocados

1 Roma tomato, diced

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/2 tsp salt

pinch of ground pepper

1/2 lime, squeezed


The hardest part of making guacamole is planning ahead. It is hard to find avocados that are ripe in store. I usually try to buy them about three days before I need them. I buy them green and leave them on the counter.  Never put an unripened avocado in the refrigerator. It will not ripen, it will turn black and gross. Leave it on the counter until the skin becomes dark. When it yields to gentle pressure, you have a PERFECT avocado.


20140224-195251.jpgPeel your avocados and take out the seeds. Mash in a bowl.

(I use a potato masher 🙂 )

20140224-195301.jpgToss in your tomato, garlic, salt, pepper and lime juice.

20140224-195335.jpgFold together being careful not to over blend.  Let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to get the flavors to sit.


You can freeze guacamole! Place it in an airtight baggie. I like to put it in snack bags in individual size portions.  This helps me in 2 ways:  I always have it on hand, and I can prevent eating the entire bowl. (Yes, I have done that!)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. L.K.W
    Mar 31, 2014 @ 16:18:33

    Thanks for sharing this! I tried to make Guacamole and I put it in the fridge and it came out black so I never attempted to do it again (2-3 years ago)! So, now I know… keep it out!


    • christykennard
      Mar 31, 2014 @ 17:11:58

      The lime juice will help the discoloration but you should freeze any guacamole that you won’t eat right away. When left in the refrigerator it will turn black. You can always scoop it off the top, it is green underneath.


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