I have a confession. I’m a vegan and I do not like avocados (commence gasping). Sure, I can tolerate them when they’re covered up by lots of other things, like vegetables. I can even eat a very thin layer on some toast. But as a whole, I do not like avocados, which also means I don’t like guacamole.
When I was in college, I was a server at various Mexican restaurants. One restaurant had a special menu item where we would make guacamole table side for customers. It was a very simple guacamole, and I enjoyed making it as long as I wasn’t in the weeds.
Caegan happens to love guacamole, and since I never had any complaints from customers about the table side guacamole I made, I offered to make him some in the same way. He thought it was delicious, so I finally tried what I had been making for other people for a while. It was delicious. It was so simple, yet so flavorful! I thought my taste might have changed and I suddenly liked avocados, so I tried one again. Nope. Still hated them. So I thought that maybe I just like avocados as long as they were in the form of guacamole. Nope. All other guacamole is disgusting to me. I don’t mean to brag and say that the guacamole I make is some phenomenal gift to mankind with complex and secretive ingredients. Quite the opposite. I think the simplicity and freshness is what makes this guacamole top notch.
Serves: 1-10 (depending on how much you and the possible other people like guacamole) Cook and prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 avocados
- pico de gallo (you can make your own with jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, but the store bought stuff will make this recipe much quicker)
- 1 lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp salt
- pepper to taste
- Halve and pit avocados. Scoop out avocado and mash with into a bowl with a fork. If you like your guacamole chunky, mash for only a few seconds. If you like your guacamole smooth, mash for about 30 seconds.
- Scoop out the desired amount of pico de gallo. I use about 1/2 cup of pico, but this is completely up to your taste preference.
- Add in minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Stir together until ingredients are mixed.
- Squeeze lime juice into mixture and lightly mix lime juice into guacamole until all flavors are combined (the lime juice will also slow the browning of the guacamole). Serve immediately.
I love to pair this recipe with the vegan queso I make. You can find the recipe for vegan queso here. If you make this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram and Facebook so I can see your creations!