Guacamole for One (or Two!)

Guacamole for One (or Two!)

There is nothing like fresh Guacamole for a snack or as a compliment to an easy quesadilla dinner.  This recipe keeps it simple making just enough for one or two.


Start with just one ripe avocado which is just enough for one person eating a hearty snack or appetizer.  It can also easily serve two if you are putting the guac as a garnish or side. Fresh, healthy (well until you reach for the chips!) and delicious.


The secret to whipping this guacamole quickly is cutting the avocado with ease. First I cut the avocado in half, straight through the skin.  Second I pull apart and stab the hard center seed with the knife (be CAREFUL!)  Give it a little twist with the knife and it should come right out.  Third cut each half in a grid.  Once again be careful to not cut through the skin of the avocado and into your hand.

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Take a spoon and run it under between the skin and the flesh of avocado.  It will come out in chunks.  Finally take a fork and smash the avocado.

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This technique makes the whole process so much easier and quicker.


Add a couple other tasty ingredients and this dish is one you will go back to again and again.


Guacamole for One
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A quick and easy small portion of guacamole that is perfect for one or two
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small roma tomato seeded, cored and chopped (or 4-5 cherry tomatoes, quartered)
  • ½ teaspoon minced jalapeno
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. Cut avocado in cubes and smash with fork.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  3. Serve with baked tortilla chips or as side to other Mexican dishes.


Your turn!  What is your favorite dip?  Do you ever make a dish in small portions?

By | 2018-06-28T13:25:17-04:00 August 26th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|27 Comments


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  4. Avocado Pasta | Running in a Skirt September 9, 2014 at 5:01 am - Reply

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  5. Laurie Morris August 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Julie, 1st of all Happy Belated BD!!! I love your blog. I wish you would do some more writing ab yôur outings.wish there was a DVD available of your outings when you were at WLOS, but since I seem to love the outdoors I wish you would do more blogging on it. I know you’ve done some. Maybe rotate…one day food, one day fashion, one day adventure!!! I pray for you as I too, have health issues (breast cancer now going through radiation). I don’t blog but keep a personal journal and it is great therapy!!! I have enjoyed your blog and wish you well!!!!!

  6. Betty Hicks August 26, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Julie I can’t wait to make this it looks delicious!

  7. Libby Haire August 26, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    looks Yummy!

  8. Tommye August 26, 2014 at 7:17 am - Reply

    The guacamole looks delicious. Question, though: what are the red garnishes on top of the dish? Looks like aspic, but I don’t think so. Thanks for the answer.

  9. John London August 26, 2014 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Happy birthday julie…

  10. Colan August 22, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Julie. I miss seeing you on WLOS, but I’m glad to be able to continue to see you and read your blog.

  11. Stan August 21, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie! May you be or look 23 for many more wonderful years, and with running as an addiction, it is very likely!

  12. Jane Holder August 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie…I hope you’ve had a wonderful day!

  13. Gail Brookshire August 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Happy bday, Julie! God loves you! 🙂

  14. Judi Shutt August 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Dear Julie, Happy Birthday! It is my birthday, too. I miss you but love your blog. I am not a runner but try to get a walk in every day.

  15. millie August 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    today is my husband’s birthday, but he is 76 happy birthday

  16. Madeline St Onge August 20, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie, hope it is a good day

  17. catherine smith August 20, 2014 at 9:56 am - Reply

    happy birthday miss you on the news God bless you on your life journey

  18. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 20, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Happy 23rd birthday!! : ) Hope this year is your best year yet!

  19. Joanne Shafer August 20, 2014 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Have a wonderful day. WLOS is not the same.

  20. Barbara Duncan August 20, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

  21. Tammy McCrory August 20, 2014 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Happy birthday Julie! Will you be participating in the Glo Run this Saturday?

  22. Dan Steadman August 20, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Dear Julie…Happy birthday to you. before my first race, where to line up on race day, running…it gives you better looking legs…my age, 37, or as my wife says almost 40 (I say closer to 35, don’t argue with a math person on rounding)

  23. elaine orr August 20, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Happy birthday Julie. Hope you enjoy being off work for now. I miss seeing you but happy you can be home. Have a blessed day

  24. Michael Morgan August 20, 2014 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! 🙂

  25. Blane Sherer August 20, 2014 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie !!
    Keep up your running and all the great things you do.

  26. Albert August 20, 2014 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday Julie. Take care and happy and safe running.

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