Monday, June 11, 2012


I really don't understand why anyone would buy the pre-packaged guacamole mix in the grocery stores! It's full of sodium and who knows what else and guacamole is super easy to make!  There is this great Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado that mixes the guacamole to order for every table.  At the table is a small card with a checklist to check the items that you would like in your guacamole!  I loved this and you could even make it a bit more tropical with strawberries and other goodies!  Options were limitless and it was SO tasty!

Good, ripe avocados make all of the difference in the world for good guacamole, so make sure they are ripe when you are about to use them in your guacamole.  They should just give a little when you push into the skin.  If they are too hard or soft, it just won't make for good guacamole!

Guacamole (adapted from Rachael Ray's Garlicky Holy Guacamole)

2 ripe avocados
1 lime, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 of small yellow onion, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, rinsed, dried and copped
1 small plum tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. salt

Half the avocados around the seed, remove the seed with a knife and use a spoon to take out the flesh to put into a Tupperware container or bowl.  Squeeze lime (more may be needed if the lime doesn't give off enough juice) into bowl.  Add garlic, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, tomato and salt.  Mash us the mixture with a fork to desired constancy.  I prefer a chunky guacamole, but others prefer smooth consistency (just mash for longer to make it smooth).

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!


  1. Well, your neighbors obviously love your guacamole.

  2. I feel like such a bum! I haven't done a menu plan in 2wks, since our A/C is out. I don't want to turn the stove, oven or dishwasher on... Boo.

    1. Oh, Jill! I'm so sorry to hear that! Not a great way to spend the summer in HOTLANTA! You are not a bum, but you are just trying to survive! :)

  3. Cracking up after I just commented on your jalapeno post!! Great minds and all...