Missy's Homemade Guacamole


Hey hey! It's Missy here. It's Family Traditions Week at PBS KIDS Utah, so I thought I'd share a recipe that we've had in our family since I was little. We went to a Mexican restaurant once and I dipped my tortilla chips into guacamole for the first time. I was instantly in love! When we got home, I asked my mom if we could make some guacamole. She said she didn’t have a recipe and that I should make one up. She gave me a few suggestions of ingredients that I could use and pretty soon, I perfected my very own recipe for guacamole. Here it is!


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • Lime juice (1/4 of a lime)
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Paring knife


  1. Using your knife, cut the avocado lengthwise down the middle. Twist and pull it apart to reveal the pit. 
  2. Remove the pit.
  3. Cut each avocado in half and remove the skin. 
  4. Put the avocado in a bowl and mash it up, using your fork. 
  5. Using your knife again, cut the lime into quarters. Squeeze juice from one quarter into the bowl. 
  6. Add the rest of your ingredients and stir to combine. 


Guacamole is a traditional, extremely delicious, versatile, and easy snack to make. You can dip chips into it, spread it on toast or sandwiches or use it on tacos. You can also chop and add fresh tomato, onion, and peppers. If you like those ingredients, try adding them! Enjoy! 

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