5 and 5 = Simple Guacamole.


I prefer my guacamole naked. No chunky additions or leafy bits wedged between your teeth for an embarrassing smile. I keep it simple and unfettered, ready to jump into any Mexican meal and be the star of the show. Every time I make my guacamole, I’m treated by lots of yummy noises and requests for the recipe. It’s actually quite easy … 5 ingredients, 5 steps. Ready to steal my glory? Okay, here we go…

What you’ll need:


  1. 2 large, ripe avocados
  2. Lemon
  3. Sour cream
  4. Garlic powder
  5. Salt

What you’ll do:

  1. SCOOP
    Scoop the avocado into a bowl. No worries if it gets smashed or gnarled, just make sure to get all that good fruit.
    Use a large fork to smoosh all the avocado until there are no big chunks. It doesn’t need to be liquified, just smooshed so it’s fairly smooth.
    Squeeze in a good dose of lemon juice. Let’s say 2 teaspoons to a tablespoon, or whatever juice you can get out of a 1/2 fresh lemon.
    Add 2 shakes of garlic powder (not too much!) and a healthy dose of salt. For those of you who into precision, about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. STIR
    Grab a spoon and add a dollop of sour cream. Or, for laymen, a good size spoonful. This is what makes it creamy.

Yep, it’s that easy and super tasty! Sometimes I do add a small splash of Pico Pica if it’s a grown-up only affair. You should feel free to add your favorite extras too (I won’t be offended), but remember the whole point is to keep it straight forward and simple. Let the avocados shine and not be overwhelmed by other ingredients  Case in point: Think about that marginal guacamole you had at that chain restaurant in the mall – you know, the one with big chunks of onion and tomatoes. Ick.

Try it naked – if it’s too bland, add a bit more salt and a tiny bit more lemon juice. Then grab a chip and dig in!