Easy One Avocado Guacamole
Yield: 2-4 servings
Only have one avocado or simply don't need a big batch of guacamole? This speedy version captures all the classic flavor in a quick, portion-controlled recipe!


  • 1 large ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion (I like red onion)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice*
  • ⅛ teaspoon each ground cumin and kosher salt**
  • A pinch (1/16 teaspoon) cayenne pepper


  1. Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl and mash with a fork. (You may keep it a little chunky or mash until smooth, as preferred.)
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, and give it a good stir. Feel free to add an extra pinch of salt or a touch more lime juice to taste. Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips and veggie dippers, or use as a condiment on burgers, burrito bowls, tacos, sandwiches, and more.


*When I don’t have a lime on hand, I use apple cider vinegar instead and it works quite well. Also, too much lime juice can overpower. I’ve played with the amount and find that 1½ to 2 teaspoons, based on precise size of avocado, is perfect. I recommend going light and adding an extra squeeze if desired.
**Sufficient seasoning is key to great tasting guac. For one avocado, I find that somewhere between ⅛-¼ teaspoon of kosher salt is perfect. So as not to overdo it, start with ⅛ teaspoon and add an extra pinch or two to taste.

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