My Go-To Guacamole!

My first recipe post! Cooking is just as much a significant part of my life as travel. I think it appropriate that I share the simple and easy recipes that keep my (old as dirt, but kind of cute despite the color) counter tops buzzing! 

The Penny Perspective is all about keeping things simple, sustainable, and colorful. That doesn't change in the kitchen. Quality ingredients, with a dash of salt and pepper goes a long way. This simple and easy guacamole recipe is anything but basic and makes for the perfect afternoon snack or centerpiece at your next potluck!


  • 2 large, ripe avocados
  • 1 large lime 
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 12 cherry tomatos, quartered
  • 1 small handful of cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Your favorite tortilla chips

** This is a comfortable starter for 3 people, and totally filling snack for 2 people.

Grab a cutting board, your favorite kitchen knife and crank up the tunes - it's  guacamole time! I like to chop the tomatoes, mince the garlic and slice the lime before coring out my avocados. Once all of the smaller produce is ready to go, I cut open my avocados, core out the meat and get to mashing. The back-side of a fork is all you need! Feel free to be your own master of texture. If you prefer a heftier bite, lighten up on your mashing. If you prefer a smoother feel, go to town! That's the glory of guacamole!

Once both avocados are blended in the bowl, layer in your tomatoes and garlic. Next have a strong squeeze of the whole lime and sprinkle in your salt and pepper to taste! Lastly, rough chop your bundle of cilantro, dust over the top and mix. VIOLA! You have a down right easy and totally delicious crowd pleaser. 

I have set you up with the basics, but feel free to play with your palete! If you prefer a little more freshness, throw in some extra cilantro or lime. If you are missing that tangy crunch of an onion, make that addition! Hot for some heat? Dice up some jalapeño or green chilies for that warm kick. The bowl is your oyster!

15 minutes and a hungry crowd is all you will need to see this come to life. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment highlighting your experience! Happy dipping!


Sara De