Classic Guacamole

14 March 2017 by Natanja

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  • Guacamole- refreshing, tangy and creamy. A classic you can bring to any party and watch as guests crowd over the bowl, going back for seconds.

    classic guacamole with tomatoes, red onions and chips

    I thought this would be the perfect time to showcase a classic green guacamole recipe here given that it’s St. Patrick’s Day soon. Spring has finally started but as always I feel a little bit ahead, already craving summer types of dishes. For me, a bowl of guacamole is like a bowl of sunshine. As cheesy as that may sound, it does bring some zing and bright flavor into your diet. Given the many sunny days we have had, I was inspired to create a classic guacamole recipe.

    classic guacamole with tomatoes, red onions and chips

    For years I have always made guacamole with a packaged spice mix. I would mix avocados with sour cream and a spice mix and call it a day. About a year ago I was at a party and tasted fresh homemade guacamole for the first time. My life was forever changed and I never went back to the packaged spice mix again. Not only has this saved me money but it also made my guacamole healthier (no sour cream, no additives). Yai for homemade guacamole!

    classic guacamole with tomatoes, red onions and chips

    What I love about a classic guacamole is the simplicity and how fast it all comes together. I used my trusty mortar and pestle that I bought from Ikea (don’t they have great kitchen stuff?!) to mash the avocado with the spices. Yes, I did feel fancy because I didn’t just use a plastic bowl and a fork. Then I added the onions and tomatoes and it was ready for devouring…which is what I did. In like 3 minutes. Please don’t judge me.

    classic guacamole with tomatoes, red onions and chips

    So next time you are invited to a party, do everybody a favor and bring this with. It will make you a party food hero without much effort. And who doesn’t want to be a party food hero after all…and yes, that word totally exists. 😉

    Have a great week and a happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

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    Classic Guacamole

    • Prep Time: 10
    • Total Time: 10


    creamy and refreshing


    • 4 ripe avocados
    • salt and pepper* to taste
    • squeeze of lime juice (1/2-1 lime)
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 5 ripe cherry tomatoes


    1. Peel and remove the pit of the avocados.
    2. Mash together the avocados, salt, pepper and lime juice.
    3. Chop the onion and cherry tomatoes and add to the mashed avocados.
    4. Serve immediately


    • *I prefer freshly ground black pepper here


    • Serving Size: 4


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    1. Mona on 16. March 2017 at 17:12

      I love simple classic recipes! This one is a winner!

      • Natanja on 23. March 2017 at 15:55

        Thanks Mona! 🙂

    2. Jolina on 21. March 2017 at 4:52

      It’s the first day of spring though of course it’s still chilly here lol. I wish we could just go straight to summer TBH! Homemade guacamole is the best. You can really tell the difference. Can’t wait to try your version! Looks so fresh and vibrant!

      • Natanja on 23. March 2017 at 16:04

        Thank you Jolina! Yes I can imagine that you are craving warmer weather by now! Sending you lots of spring vibes to Canada! 😉

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