Gather your ingredients - I love that this recipe is so quick and simple with just a few, delicious, fresh ingredients.
Cut and seed the tomato
Dice the tomato into small pieces as close to the same size as possible
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. I use the old whack and twist method to get the pit out. Whack the pit with your knife (carefully, of course!) and give it a twist - it will come out easily
Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a bowl
Cut the lime and squeeze the juice over the avocado
Add the tomatoes, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper to the avocado mixture and combine. I like to use 2 knives to cut the guacamole into chunks. If you like it creamier, use a fork to mash it
Cut or mash the avocado mixture until it's the texture you like
Add the cilantro (if using), taste and adjust the seasonings
Serve the guacamole with your favorite chips, tacos, sandwiches or salads.
To store the guacamole without it turning brown, place it in an airtight container, smooth the top, cover the guacamole with a 1/2 inch of luke warm water and store in the refrigerator. (Sounds weird, I know but I learned this cool trick from one of my favorite blogs: The Kitchn. I left it for 2 days, poured off the water and gave it a stir. It looked and tasted wonderful)