Recipe Rave


Simply Great Guacamole

Sure, when it comes to fiesta night, the standard procedure includes buying the salsa pre-made, sometimes make your mom’s sketchy Velveeta/canned pepper queso-dip recipe and bypass the guacamole altogether.

Yes, you realize that it’s a staple and that your Mexican night isn’t as legit without it, but you’ve never made it before. For some reason, you assume it’s too difficult, too messy and you haven’t a clue how to prepare an avocado despite the fact you breezed through calculus.

Here it is. Pay attention. And don’t let another spicy night pass without passing around this green, goopy guac.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 ripe avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed (It’s easy just cut it in half around the pit. Twist it apart. Use a spoon to scoop out the pit and the fleshy part. Then mash.)
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)


In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, fresh limejuice and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, garlic and tomatoes. Fold in the cayenne pepper. Refrigerate one hour so the flavors can get to know each other before serving. It can last in the fridge for up to three days before it just gets gross.