Quick and Easy

The Chunkiest, Herbiest, Greenest Guacamole

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August 24, 2018
Photo by Ty Mecham
Author Notes

Because this chunky, herby, very green avocado salsa/guac/guacasalsa situation takes a mere five minutes to throw together, I find that it's just the thing you can make whenever you need that last-minute savior of a dish, whether on a weeknight after work or on the weekend before a dinner party you forgot you invited friends to. A bowl of this, and you're set. (If you are having a party, just double or triple the recipe.) —Eric Kim

Test Kitchen Notes

Featured in: This 5-Minute Avocado "Salsa" Saves Almost Every Dinner I Make. —The Editors

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2, in theory; in practice, 1
Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large jalapeño, roughly chopped (deseeded if you don't like spice)
  • 1/2 tomatillo, roughly chopped
  • 1 scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Fold everything gently together in a large bowl. Some of the avocado will mash naturally, but most of it should keep its shape, which tastes divine. (I always do the garlic and lime juice first, letting them mellow out while I clumsily chop up the rest of the ingredients. There's usually a cold beer on the counter, and blue tortilla chips or Ruffles to go with. Ruffles are very good with this.)

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Eric Kim is the Senior Editor and Table for One columnist at Food52. Formerly the Digital Manager at Food Network, he writes about food, travel, and culture and lives in a tiny shoebox in Manhattan with his dog, Quentin "Q" Compson. His favorite writers are William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway. You can follow him on Twitter @ericjoonho.