three ingredient guacamole

When it comes to snack food, I have three goals: quick, healthy, and easy clean up. So you will not believe how excited I was when I first made this Three Ingredient Guacamole - it hit all three goals!

As long as the avocado is perfectly ripe, it takes all of two seconds to whip together. The avocado does wonders for my skin and is the beloved good kind of fat. Plus, clean up is really a non-issue. I mean lets be honest, there are about a million things I'd rather be doing, like growing my business, than cleaning up after a quick pick-me-up snack. 

The recipe below is perfect for one, so if you plan on throwing a party be sure to make more. I'm also a big fan of garlic in my guac, so adjust accordingly if you don't want to ward off any vampires. Another bonus to this recipe is that you can easily add to it for special occasions. Think cilantro, tomatoes, or even onions. Make it as fancy and specialized as you want, or keep it basic for a quick and easy snack for between projects. 


Three Ingredient Guacamole 

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 quarter of a lime

I start every recipe like this with a pinch of salt, so I don't fully view it as an ingredient for those about to say 'you said three ingredients!'. Plus, it's not the worst thing to leave out (but the lime is - trust me on this one). So start with a pinch of salt in a bowl.

My big secret to making this recipe quick and easy is to use a fine cheese grater to mince the garlic clove. It's fast, it's low-mess, and it makes the garlic super easy to mix in. Do this first. 

Then squeeze all the juice from your quarter of a lime into the bow. Remove the pit and skin from your avocado and add it. Using a fork, mix and mush it all together until you reach your desired consistency. If you're having trouble with this, the avocado probably wasn't ripe enough. 

That's it! Delicious, nutritious, and ready in all of five minutes. Just add chips, or have it with some veggies - whatever your heart desires. 



Mortar + Pestle: Indigo
Location: The Cabin on Cloudburst Mountain Farm, Squamish, BC
Photographer: Megan te Boekhorst
Camera: Canon 60D