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Simple Guacamole

I recommend to add the amount of salt in the guacamole to complement what you’re eating it with–less salt when paired with tortilla chips and more if it’s spread on a wrap or on toast, or something else with mild seasoning. Since the ingredients are raw, I also use shallot instead of onion for a milder taste.

Finally, you can make your guacamole smoother or chunkier–I like the chunkier texture, but it can break tortilla chips.

Serves about 4 as a snack


  • avocado: 3 ripe
  • lime juice: juice and zest from 1 lime
  • cilantro/coriander: about 4 Tbps finely chopped
  • shallot: about 1 Tbsp, or 0.5 of a small shallot, finely chopped
  • garlic: 1 clove, finely grated or pureed with the side of a knife
  • ground cumin:  0.5 tsp
  • salt: 0.25 to 0.5 tsp, depending on what food you’re pairing with and your preference
  • Tabasco, or your favorite hot sauce: a few drops (or more!) to taste


  1. Crush and blend the avocado in a bowl–smooth or chunky as you prefer. Add the remaining ingredients and add salt to taste. Keep covered in the fridge until ready.