{Recipe Update!} Classic Guacamole

Oh man, these old pictures are SAD.   Originally posted 9/19/12, these photos do NOT do this recipe justice! Look at that Instagram filtered photo! So, let's give this post a much needed facelift!


A few years ago while living in Chicago, my friend Jen and I decided to make only dips for the Superbowl. Jen made a guacamole that changed my opinion on the green goop forever. It is fresh, light, and SO much better than anything pre made or store bought.
I made this recipe of Jen's once before, and at the time I had never made anything with avocado (remember, I'm a newbie!)
It is extremely important to buy ripe avocados. They need to be soft so they are easy mashable. I learned this the hard way last time around. This time? Perfect.

Classic Guacamole
Serves: 4
Cook time according to Jen? No idea what she would say
Cook time according to Rachel? 20 mins + time to chill
How difficult was this for Rachel? Easy! (I did have to google a few things)


3 Avocados
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 jalapeños, diced
1 roma tomato, diced
2 limes (I had to use lime juice, Forgot limes)
Handful cilantro
Kosher salt to taste


Scoop out avocado & mash it up. 
I tend to leave it a bit chunkier because that's how I prefer my guac.
Add in onion, tomato, pepper and cilantro.
First time ever dicing a tomato! It was kinda gross. If you know me, I don't do raw tomatoes unless in salsa already prepared. 
Mix and season with salt. Use as much as desired. 
Chill for at least 15 mins. 


  1. Oh PS - I definitely don't include the tomato goop. I kind of slice off the sides, de-goop and then dice. :)