Sep 01

Classic Homemade Guacamole

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme is Finger Foods!

Someday when I grow up, I want a forest of avocado trees in my backyard. Until then, I scout sales whenever possible, because this girl is too poor/frugal to shell out 2 bucks for a single avocado. :'( That’s like 4% of my monthly grocery budget!

Thankfully, Trader Joe’s recently had their 50th anniversary sale and I scored 10 avocados for 5 dollahs (what what)! It was glorious. <3 …Obviously, the first thing I had to make = guacamole. I have a bunch of recipes with avocados coming up in the future.”Sorry” in advance! (Quotation marks because I’m not that sorry. <3)

Classic Homemade Guacamole | @fairyburger

I didn’t even have chips at home, but guacamole toast and plantain chips with guacamole is pretty wonderful. I know there are all kinds of awesome guacamole recipes out there, but sometimes, you just wanna stick with the basics–that’s where this super easy recipe for Classic Homemade Guacamole comes in!

With just 4 main ingredients, salt + pepper and optional spices, it doesn’t get much easier than this! :]

Classic Homemade Guacamole

Classic Homemade Guacamole | @fairyburger

Classic Homemade Guacamole

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Prep: Yield: ~6 servingsTotal:

You'll Need...

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice*
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, seeds removed + diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh and add it to a bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice and mash with a fork until creamy but chunky. Stir in tomatoes, red onion, and spices, to taste.
  3. Serve immediately!

Additional Notes

*Can substitute with lime juice.

Classic Homemade Guacamole | @fairyburger

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • I just finished my third (and so far favorite) rotation of my 2nd year of residency! Check out what a Day in the Life was like in Endocrinology! (For the record, I see a wholeeee lot of favorites coming up because 2nd year is full of all sorts of interesting rotations!
  • If you’re a fan of peppers, you’ll need to check out my latest book review: Peppers of the Americas!

  • Are you a fan of avocados? It’s okay if you’re not–that just means there’s more for me! *-*
  • Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe?
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  1. jen

    Just give me all the guacamole! I like it really simple with just lime juice and garlic salt
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    1. Farrah

      That classic guacamole is hard to beat!

  2. Samantha David

    This looks delicious!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! :]

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    I make AWESOME guac. If I do say so myself 😀
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    1. Farrah

      I definitely wouldn’t doubt that!

  4. Shelby @Fitasamamabear

    MM sometimes I think I could eat guacamole all day- so simple and so tasty!

    1. Farrah

      haha, I definitely could (and may or may not have done that for a couple days after my Trader Joe’s haul)!

  5. Liz

    Guacamole is my FAV! One of my go to snacks for sure, yum!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s definitely one of my favorites as well!

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Mmmm I can never say no to guac – and this looks perfect ??❤️
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    1. Farrah

      I definitely can’t either! It’s so good! *-*

  7. Annmarie

    Yaaas to homemade guac! This looks delicious!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Annmarie! :]!

  8. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    I totally missed that TJs sale…didn’t even know it existed!! 10 avocados for $5 is AMAZING!

    1. Farrah

      I only discovered it by chance on a random Reddit post! I hope they have another super-sale soon…I wanna re-restock!!

  9. AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon

    I love making homemade guac! This is pretty close to how I do it as well!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s definitely one of my favorite things! :D!

  10. Mona

    I love a good classic recipe and this one is a gem! I too want an avocado tree in my backyard someday – would be heaven!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I hope we both get avocado trees someday!! *-*

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