Memorial Day Recipe: Homemade Guacamole

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Tina.

Cary, NC – Word is that salsa has overtaken catsup as the most-consumed condiment. After a party I attended last weekend, I’d say guacamole is close behind!

The Bat Mitzvah & The Guacamole

My BFF had a post Bat Mizvah party at her house this past Saturday night and she ordered in some catering for a casual buffet-style dinner for all the out-of-town relatives.

Mountains of grilled chicken and beef were accompanied by tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, sour cream, salsa and everyone’s favorite: guacamole.

At the end of the night, as we were putting away the leftovers, one thing struck me – the only item that had been completely annihilated was the GUACAMOLE. Not a speck left.

Recipe: Homemade Guacamole

If you like to have a little Guac with your chips, or in your tacos or a salad or with fresh fish, here’s a super-simple recipe that will make you a star. It just has a few ingredients and takes almost no time. Perfect for Memorial Day in Cary, NC.


  • 2 ripe avocados – (I prefer the Haas type, they are the ones with the dark green/ black wrinkly skin. They should yield slightly to the touch when pressed if they are properly ripe. Soft, but not mushy.
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small onion
  • salt pepper and garlic powder

To Make:

  • Slice the ripe avocados in half, removing and discarding  the large pit  in the center.
  • Scoop the flesh out into a bowl. mash with a fork until no longer chunky.
  • Add juice of 1 lime (or lemon in a pinch). This tastes great but also prevents avocado from turning brown.
  • Add in salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste and dice up one half of a small onion. Combine.
  • Optional: add in 1/2 cup chunky salsa. Blend with a fork.

Serve with:

  • Tortilla Chips,
  • Condiment for Tacos or Frajitas
  • Top a burger

Now get dipping!


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