Updated: Dec 29, 2019
Truth be told, Guacamole is one of the first things I learned how to make. It also happens to be one of my favorite foods – if you couldn't guess by all of the avocados I use in my recipes :)
My OG guac recipe is super simple because I think avocados taste so good on their own. However, the other night I was having some friends over for the Bachelor Premiere (guilty!) and was whipping up some snacks for us. I knew I wanted to make guac because I had avocados to use up, I decided to spice things up a bit. My OG guac consists of avocados, tomatoes, garlic powder and sea salt, that's it! It's so simple yet that's what makes it so delicious, the pureness of the avocados and tomatoes. I love that you don't need a million ingredients to make it and it still tastes delicious, trust me it's always a crowd pleaser!
This time around, I used all of the ingredients from my OG guac but added in pumpkin seeds, lime juice, paprika and goat cheese and WOW was it delicious! These 4 additional ingredients really brought my OG Guac to another level and it's still so simple!
T h e S c r o u n g e
If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home and you may end up creating something even better!
If you don't have grape tomatoes, use salsa or pico de gallo
If you don't have pumpkin seeds, use cashews or any nut
If you don't have goat cheese, use feta or do without
I n g r e d i e n t s
*serves 4-5 people
3 large avocados
2 handfuls of grape tomatoes
3-4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Goat cheese ( optional)
D i r e c t i o n s
Cut the avocados out of the skin and scoop them in a large bowl.
Slice the tomatoes into small pieces (if using grape tomatoes about a quarter size of those) then add the tomatoes to the avocado.
Add in the garlic, sea salt and paprika to avocados and tomatoes - I always guesstimate these based on how it tastes. Add a little bit of each and taste test to see how you like it, keep adding until your desired taste.
Add pumpkin seeds and squeeze the juice of one lime and add to guac bowl. Mix everything together.
Garnish with a few sprinkles of paprika, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.
Serve with tortilla chips or veggies –I love eating Guac with veggies like carrots, cucumbers, peppers, celery, etc.