I remember the first time I had homemade guacamole.  Maybe it wasn't really the first time but it is the first time I can remember.  It was at a friend's house in Kentucky.  Way back in 2008.  I was visiting them for the weekend with my then boyfriend who was visiting his brother who just so happened to live in the same town.  My friend made dinner and her husband proudly made the guacamole.  It was his deal.  I can still see his face and how proud he was of his guacamole skills.  It kind of blew my mind when I tried my hand at it.  How easy and simple yet so yummy.  Never would I buy store bought again. 

Over the years I have experimented adding new and different ingredients but in the end I come back to the basics.  Just avocado, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and if I have it buttermilk.


  • 3 avocados
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (more to taste)
  • dash of salt (or to taste)
  • dash of buttermilk (maybe more like a tablespoon) but this is optional...I wouldn't buy it.  Only if you have some in the fridge

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mash until combined.  And that is it!  Enjoy!