Quick and Dirty Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those things that I instantly fell in love with. I didn’t grow up eating it and only ever had it out in restaurants which was nothing fantastic I promise you. But to me it was creamy green heaven.

It took me a while to figure out how to make a guacamole that I liked and I tried everything.  With chunks, without chunks. With tomatoes, with cilantro, and so on and so on. I discovered that what Scott and I really like is just a basic and simple guac that isn’t fancy but highlights the avocado well.

This version seriously takes maybe five minutes and then you can get busy stuffing your face with goodness.

Andrea’s Quick and Dirty Guacamole

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 a Lime
  • Hot Sauce (I like Cholula, but whatever floats your boat)
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder

In a medium sized bowl, cut the avocados and remove the seeds. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in bowl.  With a sturdy fork, mash the avocado until it’s smooth or as smooth as you like it.  Add in the juice of the 1/2 a lime, hot sauce, and all the seasonings.  Stir and taste to see if it’s seasoned enough to your liking. If not add more and stir again until it’s right.

Serve immediately with chips or vessel of choice!

No measurements on the seasonings because it’s totally to taste. I like a lot of salt, a good bit of hot sauce, and just a dash of garlic powder and chili powder. If you really dig on lime, you can add in the juice of a whole lime.

Quick because it takes no time to make and you’re eating right away. Dirty because the hot sauce and chili powder give it a darker hue.

This is great for tacos, nachos, or just spread on bread as a sandwich glue.  It’s great just eating straight with chips and an icy cold brew.

Or ‘rita if you’re down with that.

Do you like guacamole? Do you make your own version at home?

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Quick and Dirty Guacamole

  1. I don’t use the garlic or chili powder but add just a little juice from my jar of Jalapenos and it’s really great. So I guess that makes mine even quicker and dirtier?

  2. I adore guacamole! My “quick & dirty” method is to mash up an avocado or two, add in a few tablespoons of jarred salsa & sprinkle with salt and lime juice. Can’t get much easier than that!

    My “real” quac includes avocado, red onion, cilantro, tomato, salt, lime juice & a sprinkle of shredded pepper jack cheese!

  3. Jay is obsessed with guac and has made a million different versions. He still hasn’t found the “one” yet, though!
    Btw, you and I have the same wardrobe at home – big hoodie and sweats – LOVE IT!! :)

  4. I love me some guac! I have only made it a few times since I am the only one who will eat it. I like mine simple and the garlic powder is a great idea.

  5. Heidi says:

    I love guacamole. I started making my own a couple years ago. I don’t have an exact recipe I follow – it depends on what I have on hand. I always use lime juice and salt. Sometimes I add cilantro. I’ve never put hot sauce in it — I’ll have to try that.

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