So, I used to date this guy that made a really great guacamole. We’re talking really great. The problem was, he’d spend close to an hour meticulously chopping all of the ingredients into teeny tiny pieces while I stood there with my hand in the bag of tortilla chips, waiting.
Red flag, I know.
At times it was painful to watch, especially when he got to the red onion, but hey, if someone wants to make me homemade guacamole, who am I to stop them?
In his defense though, finely dicing those tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and mincing multiple cloves of garlic does make for one incredibly flavorful guacamole––and for special occasions it’s worth the work.
But what happens when you just need a quick fix on a busy weeknight? Or when you’re making guacamole for one?
Keep this five-minute guacamole recipe in your back pocket. It’s simple, and fast, and so, so good. It’s my go to when the hubs is out of town (I just halve the recipe), or when we want a fast, healthy snack while our weeknight nachos are in the oven.
All of those finely chopped add-ins can be nice when you have time and patience but I’ll be honest, I actually prefer this guac to most others now. The simplicity is an obvious factor but I’ve found with less flavors to compete, those perfectly ripe avocados really get to shine through.
Sometimes less is more, ya know?
MAKES: ~1 1/2 cups
- 2 ripe avocados, diced (about 200 grams each)
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1/2 large lime)
- 1 jalapeño, deseeded and minced
- Flaky sea salt
- Optional: 1-2 tablespoons fresh salsa
In a medium bowl, mash the diced avocados with a fork until smooth but still chunky. Add the cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice and mix to combine. Season with salt. Serve with tortilla chips, fresh veggies or smear onto a slice of toast for a quick and healthy snack.
How do you like your guac?