The Art of Guacamole
Making guacamole is so much more fun when you never need to pull up a recipe again.
Every time I make it, people inevitably ask for the recipe… But in reality, there isn’t one. Am I confusing you yet? My point is, it’s hard to pinpoint an exact recipe because every avocado is a different size, every chile has a different spice level, some limes are juicier than others, etc. So, in order to truly make the best guac, you should follow a general framework but you need to taste as you go and adjust accordingly. I like to think of it as intuitive cooking.
Like hummus, guacamole is one of those things that is just so much better homemade than store-bought. Probably even moreso than hummus, honestly.
I love making it in the summertime, anytime of year really, but especially in the summer… We go out east on the weekends and have made a habit of only shopping at the farmers’ market and local butcher or fish shop. They always have the standard guac ingredients so we pretty much always make it! It’s the perfect snack to enjoy with a cocktail or glass of rosé for those magic hour sunsets.
Check out the video below and let me know if you have any favorite twists or additions.
Remember, in order to make the best guacamole you need to taste as you prepare it! Our amounts are just a suggestion.
Serves 4 to 6.