Guacamole is the best. Everyone knows that. So when it’s a beautiful spring day, and you happen to have 4 ripe avocados that you have to eat today or else, it’s even better.

I didn’t have a go-to guac recipe, so I went straight to my favorite: Ina Garten. Easy and quick to make, messy but made with love, I recommend this staple recipe for a guacamole lover who isn’t afraid to squish some avocados with their bare hands. 

Tip: reserve a pit from an avocado and put it in the guacamole to preserve the bright green color.


  • 4 ripe avocados (reserve 1 pit)

  • Freshy-squeezed juice of 1 lemon

  • 8 dashes Tabasco sauce

  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced


  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pits (reserve one) and place in large bowl

  2. Lovingly smush the avocado up with a fork or your hands

  3. Mix in remaining ingredients

  4. Add additional salt and pepper to taste

  5. Serve immediately

Pairing recommendations: 

  • Homemade Pita Chips

  • Beer: Pipeworks Kwingston’s Kitty Cat-Inã

    • In their words: A meow-garita inspired pale ale brewed with agave nectar, smoked wheat lime, orange zest & salt

    • In my words: A margarita in a beer, salted-rim included. ‘Nuff said.

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Source: Ina Garten | Guacamole