Fresh Guacamole

Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be on You)
It’s gorgeous spring weather here in Southern California, and to me that means lots of color everywhere: flowers, fruits, vegetables, and pretty flowing dresses!
Fresh fruits and vegetables look and taste so delicious this time of year, so what better way to make use of them than in new and yummy dishes. Keeping things raw and fresh makes everything SO delicious, you can feel each flavor burst in your mouth- like this guacamole dip that my family loves to eat!
In my previous Spanish Rice Bowl recipe, I served this guacamole on the side…but this dip works so good with anything- soups, meats, burritos, rice, or on its own with some chips!

Avocados are so creamy, lemon juice brings citrus flavor, tomatoes give a good crunch, and cilantro ties things together. But you know what gives a really good kick to this dip?


Cumin. freshly ground cumin, if you have the time… (also please say hello to my new marble mortar and pestle). The aroma of freshly ground cumin is just insane, so imagine what it does to that guacamole…sigh.



This recipe is so simple and quick, you’ll be quickly satisfied- and there’s no need to buy that pre-packaged guacamole “mix” when you have such a simple recipe on hand!


And here’s another shot of cumin. Because it adds that flair to your food!

So good that I couldn’t resist eating up my food props after the photoshoot. Don’t judge 😉

Fresh Guacamole

Fresh Guacamole


  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/8 tsp each)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional)


  1. Mash the avocados with lemon juice. Stir in the chopped onion, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the pepper if you want an additional kick.
  2. If you want an easier route, mash avocados with lemon juice and set aside. Blend/chop the onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro in a food processor or chopper. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Enjoy with rice, soup, or chips!

Thanks for reading!


Leave a Reply