Easy Guacamole
Kaycee Turner
May 30, 2017
February 26, 2020

Summer time, when cool and easy to prepare foods are a necessity! Guacamole is one of my favorites – appetizer, side dish or main dish. I’m only half kidding! I’ve been known to put a serious dent in a bowl of guacamole.

If you follow Ayurveda at all, you’ll know if you eat hot foods, you’ll feel warmer, while eating cool or room temperature foods can keep you cooler in the heat of summer.

A couple of tips: I like to buy my avocados before they’re ripe and then let ripen in a paper bag. I always wash my produce before slicing into it, even organic, you never know what might be on the outside and if you cut into it, you risk spreading bacteria or something worse. If you put the lime in the microwave for about ten seconds (no more or  you could have a disaster!), you can easily squeeze all of the juice out of it.


  • 5 ripe avocados, mashed
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, crushed (or garlic salt)
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime (or lemon if preferred)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Mash avocados with fork.
  • Add lime juice.
  • Mix all together and try a little taste to make sure you got the ingredients just right.
  • Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Try not to eat it all!
    Did you know you can freeze avocados?

Read these tips on the how to and other tips to make the most of your fresh produce.

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Kaycee Turner

Kaycee takes great pride in keeping Retreat in the Pines clean and comfortable for each guest who walks through our doors. She handles decor, gardening, property repair and making sure every room is spotless. She also bakes our Rustic Breads and makes our Granola from scratch.

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