There are hundreds of recipes for guacamole, and I’ve tried a lot of them.

This one is my absolute favourite. Once it leaves the kitchen, the bowl always comes back empty.

1/4 Large Red Onion (or 1 small), very finely minced
2 Large Cloves Garlic
3/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
3 Ripe Hass Avocados, cut in half, peeled, and pit removed
1 Ripe Plum Tomato, peeled, seeded, and diced.
1/2 Medium Jalapeno Pepper, seeds removed, very finely minced
1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime, or to taste
  • Add jalapeno and tomato and mix with fork.
  • Put garlic clove and salt in a mortar and pestle and grind until it’s liquefied and add to bowl
  • Cut avocados in half and remove pit with spoon (not a knife like you saw on TV!). Add the Avocados to the bowl.
  • Use a potato masher to break up the avocado, leaving chunks up to about the size of a peanut M&M. This keeps the guacamole chunky and gives it an interesting texture.
  • Taste and add salt, if necessary. This is critical. Too little and it will taste flat; too much and it will taste salty. Add very small amounts of salt, then taste. It’s better to err on the side of “too little” than “too much”
  • Cover very closely with plastic wrap (don’t leave any air space between the Guacamole and the wrap) and refrigerate for about an hour to allow the flavors to blend.

Note: Don’t keep this for days. It will start to ferment and get an acidic/fizzy flavor. If you’re not going to use it right away, you can vacuum pack it and freeze it with no or little change in flavor or texture.

Makes about 3 cups