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Guacamole Lab

Guacamole Lab

We call this a lab instead of a recipe because you’re going to be experimenting! What are the flavors you like best in your guacamole? Add them! If you’re not sure, put a spoonful of the guacamole on a plate, then add just a pinch of your chosen spice or ingredient. If you like it, consider seasoning the whole batch that way. Serve the guacamole with whole-grain chips or vegetables for dipping—or use it to top nachos, tacos, burritos, or quesadillas.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Small bowl
  • Fork


  • 1 perfectly ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Put the avocado in the bowl and mash it with the fork until it has the texture you like best.
  • Add the lime juice, salt, and any additional ingredients you like (see below) and mash again. Taste the guacamole. Does it need a bit more seasoning or a squeeze more lime juice? Add it and then taste again. Serve right away.


Add some or all of the following to your guacamole:
  • Finely chopped garlic (or garlic powder)
  • Chopped red onion
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped jalapeño
  • Slivered scallions
  • Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Chili powder
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