One thing we love about guacamole is how easy it is to make. There are so many different recipes—just about everyone we know makes it differently—and that means there really is no right or wrong way to make it.
The hardest part about making guacamole is preparing the avocado, but with our step-by-step instructions, you’ll soon realize even that is a breeze!
Step 1: Slice your avocado in half lengthwise working around the pit.
Step 2: Separate the avocados into halves by gently twisting and exposing the pit.
Step 3: Carefully whack the heel of your knife into the pit of the avocado and gently twist the knife to get the pit out. Use a tea towel to remove the pit from the blade of your knife.
Step 4: Score the avocado’s flesh, with a paring knife, being careful not to cut through to the skin of the avocado (or into your hand!).
Step 5: Pop the avocado chunks out of the skin.
Step 6: Or you can scoop it out of the skin using a spoon.
Now that the “hard” part is out of the way, it’s time to mix up your guacamole. Most recipes call for avocado, cilantro, salt, and freshly squeezed lime juice as a base (even some of these ingredients aren’t a must-have!), but you can add tomatoes, onions, corn, jalapeños, hot sauce, or anything else you like! Paula’s favorite guacamole recipe actually skips the cilantro and calls on a few other flavor favorites for a one-of-a-kind taste.
Serve your oh-so-good “guac” in a pretty bowl along with some homemade tortilla chips. Holy guacamole—that’s good stuff!