“One Slice” Homemade Guacamole

You are only 4 ingredients away from a perfect snacking sized portion of creamy homemade guacamole.  I know!  It’s all very exciting for those of us who understand the allure of good snacking.

Small white bowl filled with homemade guacamole surrounded by pita chips on a black stone counter.


Now, normally I like to rotate my midnight potato chip snacking binges.  Ya know?  Mix things up a bit.  Maybe Pringles on Monday night,  Ruffles and dip for Tuesday, scrounge the bottom of the Salt & Vinegar bag on Wednesday.  Keep things interesting and fresh.

But every once in a while I go on a Guacamole RAMPAGE.

Well, it’s kind of Guacamole. I figure there are so many different Guacamole recipes out there you can practically call anything Guacamole. Stick an avocado in a shoe and step on it and in some districts … THAT’S GUACAMOLE! 

I make it fresh and only a small amount, since old Guacamole gets the colour of a cadaver pretty quickly. I don’t want to make enough for a crowd, I just want to make enough to get me through an episode of Big Little Lies.

It’s  literally as the name suggests.  One slice of everything and it’s done.  I made up the name.  It kind of sucks, but it makes my point.

You need a 4 ingredients and a knife.  And of course … a vehicle for the guacamole.  I like to use very thin, whole wheat cracker type things or pita chips.

Here we go … grab these ingredients find out how to make homemade guacamole!

Homemade Guacamole

You’ll need …

Half an avocado with pit on a white background.

1/2 an avocado, mashed with a fork.

Half of a bright yellow lemon on a white background.

One squeeze of lemon or lime juice.  Lime is really what you should use but if you only have lemon don’t let that stop you.

One slice of red tomato on a white backdrop.

One slice of tomato, diced.

One slice of red onion on a white backdrop.

One slice of red onion, diced finely.

One slice of tomato diced, still in shape of tomato slice with red onion in background on black stone counter.

Once you have all your ingredients prepped all you have to do is  mix them together.

Silver fork mashing avocado in a white bowl on a white counter.

This is a simple, homemade guacamole recipe, in case you didn’t notice. No garlic, no mayo, no spices.  Just 4 delicious ingredients.

Squeezing lemon into a white bowl of prepped guacamole ingredients.

And salt!  Good homemade guacamole needs big, loving pinches of salt.

Homemade guacamole with avocado, tomatoes and red onions in a white bowl on a black stone counter.

This makes exactly enough for a midnight snack.  Not too much, not too little.   Which of course is pretty much the definition of  exactly enough.   If you  have cilantro hanging around and  you like it, throw that in too.  Same for garlic or whatever else tickles your tongue but you don’t need them.

Homemade Guacamole

This simplified version of guacamole is quick enough to whip up during a commercial break.  If you happen to watch the kind of television that still has commercials.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Karen


  • 1/2 avocado mashed with fork
  • 1 slice tomato diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 slice red onion


  • Mash half an avocado with a fork.
    Dice tomato and red onion.
    Mix together and stir in a squeeze of lime juice.
    Salt to taste.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg

I’m sure I’ll get tired of the one slice guacamole eventually.   Then I’ll have no choice but to move on.

To the two slice guacamole.


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