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Homemade Guacamole – Geek Turned Athlete

Homemade Guacamole

I’m sorry about all the weirdness going on lately with the site. After taking care of several issues the last couple of days, I believe the site is safe for now. 😉

For my new readers, it is Foodie Friday today! I like posting recipes or food porn of what I’ve been enjoying lately on Fridays or every other Friday. Today, it is all about guacamole.

I’m not particularly religious, but I do consider it a sin to buy the premade guacamole from the grocery store. It is so easy to make at home, and it tastes a million times better than that green goop poop found in your produce section. And yes, I meant to type “poop.” That is what it is. Unflavorful artificial crap.

This is the good stuff. It has texture AND flavor.


Grab a knife, and get to chopping. This will take you less than 10 minutes to make.


Slice a lime in half and squeeze away. Stir and dissolve the salt within the lime juice.


Slice the avocados in half, and scoop out the flesh.

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You don’t need an expensive kitchen appliance for the next part. Mash with a fork against the sides of the bowl. Some people like their guac smooth, some like it really chunky, some like it in between like Goldilocks. I’m like Goldilocks.


Ignore the spoiled puppy whining in the clothing basket behind the baby gate because you aren’t paying attention to him for 10 minutes of his life. Resist all urges to take down the baby gate and let him into the kitchen. He snatches items off the counters like a ninja…

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Add in chopped green onions,


garlic (don’t you dare use anything but fresh!),


and cilantro.



Mix, and you are done.

I use this for snacks and/or slathering on random dinners and salads.

We also bring this parties, and let me tell you, people gobble this up.  It tastes so fresh and light.  You will love it.

My husband likes adding tomatoes. Although I like dipping tomato slices into the guac, I think it makes the guac turn brown faster if you chop them up and add them in. I have no evidence of this of course, but I stick to my guns!

I like a spicy guac sometimes, but since I live in Spokane, jalapenos are not readily available year around at the grocery stores here. And I don’t do canned chiles of any sort. Snobby, I know.  I grew up in NM, and I have to uphold my standards for goodness sake.  Or keep my mom from killing me!

Homemade Easy Guacamole


  • Juice of 1 lime (feel free to zest sometimes, it is good!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, add more to taste
  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped * optional


Stir and dissolve the salt in the lime juice in a large bowl. Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skins and mash with a fork. Stir in rest of ingredients. Easy, right?

Use as a dip for red/orange bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and/or chips in the guac for a snack.  You can also slather it on sandwiches instead of mayo if you don’t like bean burritos. It goes perfect on a bean burrito. Just sayin’.


I have to go to bed now so I can go on my first run with the all women’s running team I joined.  I hope I don’t get my butt handed to me tomorrow morning! 😉

{ 17 comments… add one }

  • Amy January 22, 2011, 3:29 am

    I am so in love with your dog!
    Have fun with your women’s group. My favorite part of the week is my Saturday morning runs with Women on Okinawa Trails! WOOT!
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  • lindsay January 22, 2011, 4:03 am

    home made guac is the ONLY WAY TO GO! I love all that fresh garlic. Great recipe! Enjoy that run club tomorrow. Sounds fun!
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  • Erica January 22, 2011, 4:43 am

    I love guacamole! Its so delicious. And when the price is right on avocados- I must buy them! Your version looks fabulous. And that is hilarious that the pup snatches things from the counters! Have a happy weekend
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  • Alanna @ Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes January 22, 2011, 6:05 am

    I could not agree with you more, buying guacamole should be against the law! I always add tomato or a little salsa but you are right, it does brown faster. Maybe I’ll dip from now on :)

    Also, what kind of dog is your pup? I know I’ve probably read it in another post on here but I can’t recall. He is beautiful!

    Good luck with the new team.
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    • Nicole January 22, 2011, 11:19 am

      It’s okay. He’s a Weimaraner. And 5 months at about 45 pounds. He is a “blue” not a “silver”. Although the blues look like silver and the silvers look light brown.

  • Melie January 22, 2011, 9:28 am

    I know I repeat myself, but Kai looks so beautiful! and so much bigger! :-) I hope you enjoyed your run!
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  • Lisa January 22, 2011, 11:21 am

    Looks great! I love guac—sometimes I forget to add garlic, but that really does make it even better!
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  • Lisa January 22, 2011, 5:26 pm

    We make a killer guac! I cannot believe people buy guacamole at a store. It’s so easy to make!

    We do:
    chopped jalapenos
    sour cream
    minced garlic
    lime juice
    Worchestershire (sp?) sauce


  • Sarah for Real January 22, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Mmmm I love fresh guacamole. I’m definitely going to try your recipe!

    I hope you had a great run!!!

    p.s. Rosauers always has fresh jalapenos, they’re underneath the bagged salad mix! Gimme spicy!
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    • Nicole January 22, 2011, 10:23 pm

      Yay! I guess I missed that. I will check that out. Thanks!

  • Pure2raw twins January 22, 2011, 5:50 pm

    YUM! Love guacamole!!

  • Jess January 23, 2011, 12:48 pm

    LOVE me some guac! My version is similar to yours but has fresh diced tomatoes in it too…oh and a dash of tequila and hot sauce for kick. YUM!!

  • Heather January 24, 2011, 9:28 am

    I just recently started eating guacamole – I fell in love with it in Vegas in December and haven’t stopped eating it since. Yum!! :)

  • Marie C. January 24, 2011, 3:49 pm

    I love how easy guacamole is to make and there are so many different variations. Whenever I show people how to make it they are surprised how easy it is.
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  • Cat January 24, 2011, 4:04 pm

    I decided to make your guacamole tonight since I had all the ingredients on hand (minus the jalapenos). Yum!!! I’ve never thought to put green onions in guac, & I usually put in tomatoes but I omitted those. I’m definitely going to follow this recipe from now on! Thanks!

    • Nicole January 24, 2011, 4:14 pm

      Yay!!! Good. I’m glad you liked it!

  • Ash February 16, 2011, 12:44 pm

    This looks divine! Can you tell me how you typically keep it from turning brown? Mine always seems to turn brown in record time. :(
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