Ari Cooks… Guacamole

This recipe is so simple there’s no excuse to buy store-bought.

My mom often made guacamole from scratch for pool days, get-togethers, or for taco dinners, and I had never realized how simple and easy (and cheap!) it is to make from home! It was about $5 for a huge thing of guac that would cost over $9 at the store.

A lot of the measurements are just a pinch, or a few tablespoons, bc the beauty of making it from home is you can adjust based on what you prefer! I don’t like jalapeño, so I left that out, but if you love spicy, dice at least one jalapeño and throw that in. Same with onion and cilantro, if you prefer, or don’t, it’s up to you to include it or not!

I was planning on just making enough for me, but this could easily feed 3 people, so again adjust ingredients for how many you plan to serve, I would say 1/2 an avocado per person is a good portion.


  • 1 1/2 avocados
  • Small handful of cilantro
  • 1/4 of red onion
  • 1 large clove of garlic, smashed
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • One avocado pot (keep it nestled in the guac to make sure it stays fresh longer!!)

I used a mortar and pestle to make and serve the guac, but you can easily accomplish this in a bowl. Start by grinding up your garlic clove, then add in the avocados and mash with a fork till you get a chunky but soft consistency. Then add in diced onion, lime juice, and cilantro and stir to combine

At this point, add salt and pepper and taste! If something’s a bit off, add more, and if the garlic or onion flavor is too strong, you can always add more avocado.

Make sure to save your avocado pit! It keeps the guacamole fresh for way longer.

Again, this recipe is super customizable and you can really put in whatever you like. If you want to add in diced tomato, or some white onion, or some chipotle seasoning, it’s up to you!

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