Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

It’s a tragic day at the Rowland household. Our eldest decided to taste the guacamole. She was hungry and desperate and tired of waiting for her mother to finish taking photos. She went for it.

“Yum!” she said, “I like guacamole!”

My heart sank. My husband and I have enjoyed exclusive access to the the guacamole bowl for several years now. Apparently, those days are over.

She’s lucky I love her so much. Sigh.

Chunky Guacamole Recipe

I insist, the avocado must be Haas, preferably ripe but not too ripe. And the lime juice must be from a real lime. I’m a big fan of convience, but quality fresh ingredients make a big difference in this recipe. 

2 ripe Haas avocados
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 – 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice from one half of a lime

Slice the avocados in half. Discard the pits and remove the flesh from the skins. Place the flesh in a small mixing bowl. Add the garlic, cumin, salt, cilantro,and lime juice. Mash it all up with a fork. Serve with tortilla chips.

Store any leftovers (!?) in an airtight container in the refrigerator placing a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole in order to prevent browning.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes

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  1. Sorry about the guac invasion. ;) absolutely agree with the fresh lime. There’s no substitution.

  2. Sadly, I haven’t seen limes in Turkey, but I will try this with lemon.

  3. Use less lemon juice. Start with 1 teaspoon and add more to taste.

  4. This is just the way I make it. Sometimes I add a diced cucumber to ‘extend’ the guac a bit and reduce the fat. Sorry you’re going to have to fight it out with your little one! :)

  5. Jileen
    8:04 pm on March 26th, 2011

    I’ve always had a problem with my guacamole browning (if there is any leftover…)but a friend told me to just put the pits in while storing and it won’t turn brown at all. It really works! I was amazed!

  6. Yum, guacamole is one of my favorite things. Sorry you have to share now – but you can always do what Rafe’s mom did….teach your little one how to make it (when she’s old enough of course). Then you will have a constant guac supply :).

  7. Jaimie
    10:43 pm on April 16th, 2011

    Ah, I love guacamole but I can never get it at restaurants because they ALWAYS put onion in it, and onions make me sick (literally). I’m a bit of a purist, I like my guac with just salt and lime juice. This recipe sounds good too though, especially the garlic. Mmm.

  8. Lisa
    10:18 pm on May 2nd, 2011

    My 15-month old eats it, I thought that kids are supposed to like it? Actually, mine varies, I usually add finely chopped cucumber and peppers, use sweet onion or chives, and a teeny amount of olive oil. Sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and fresh lime juice of course. And if the avocados weren’t $2 each today, I might have bought one…

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  10. I love this post-I am so blessed-no one likes avocado in my house…I keep waiting for them to wise up!