I don’t know about you but I love a good dip. This homemade guacamole is super simple to make and totally delicious. Caution: it will give you dragon breath, but don’t let that stop you! 

It can be made in either the food processor (my personal preference) or in a bowl with a fork or potato masher if you prefer it a little chunkier. Make sure you choose avocados that are fully ripe. The skin should be nice and dark and they should yield a little when you push on the skin. If the little belly button-looking stem part pops off easily that is another good indication it is ripe. I like to slice them in half and very carefully give the pit a good whack with a sharp knife. It should stick into the pit and then you can give it a little twist in your palm and the pit pops right out! (Please do be careful!) Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and you’re ready to go. 

You can adjust the level of heat by adding more or less fresh garlic and jalapeno and by adjusting the heat level on your salsa. The lime juice prevents it from turning brown and ugly and gives it a nice tangy flavor

I like using the food processor to make this because you can just throw the jalapeno, onion and garlic in first and pulse for a few seconds to mince them so  you don’t have dirty a cutting board or stink up your hands. 


Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • Food Processor
  • OR Mixing bowl and fork or potato masher


  • 2 very ripe Avocados , peeled and pitted
  • 1-2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 small red onion minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, ribbed, seeded and minced optional
  • 1/2 lime (juice of)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


Food Processor Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients from avocado through cumin into food processor and pulse together until smooth and creamy.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust for salt and pepper.

For Chunkier Guacamole:

  • Add avocado to a large bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust for salt and pepper.

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