Tuesday, June 12, 2012


(oh yumm... "i can't wait to go to (insert favorite mexican restaurant) so i can get some of their delicious guacamole!!")

wait a sec. 
haven't you ever tried making it at home ?


it's one of the easiest things to make. and totally makes an appearance in our home about once a week (we can't help it!!) sometimes we just automatically pick up an avocado at the bodega with anticipation of eating it in a few days once it's ripe.  then, even if it doesn't go with our meal, we "have" to eat it or it will go bad (not a bad routine, if you ask me!!) 

call us crazy, but we almost always have onions, tomatoes, limes, and jalapenos on hand too.  sometimes we need to make a mad dash to the bodega to pick up some cilantro, but hey, at that point it "feels" like we're scoring a $.50 snack, so it's all good.

guac is one of those things that everyone makes it (and likes it) differently, so take the quantities and ingredients lightly.  if you know you don't like tomatoes, leave them out! if you like it spicy, add another jalapeno, or maybe try pickled jalapenos (never tried them in guac, but i basically eat them out of the JAR, so i bet they would be good :P)

enjoy! some of our friends have deemed it.... 

...(drum roll please)...


  • 2 avocadoes (purchase a day or two ahead and leave out on counter to ripen or if already ripe, place in fridge to dramatically slow the ripening process and use when desired)
  • 1 small roma tomato (small dice)
  • ½ small onion (small dice)
  • 1 jalapeno (small dice)
  • 2 tbls of chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
Mash tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro in a mortar and pestle (or bowl with a flat bottom and the bottom of a small cup).  After everything looks combined, add avocadoes to the bowl, and mash them.  Don’t over mash the avocadoes (so it stays a tiny bit chunky!).  Lastly, add salt to taste (or any extra of the other ingredients you think it needs). Serve with SCOOPS! ...so you can get BIG scoops of guac, of course!!

easy peasy, right?

(good thing we worked off "all" of those scoops at kickboxing tonight!!)



Allison Taylor said...

ohhh this does look good. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Definitely making some this week :)

Dana said...

I can definitely vouch that it is the best guac ever!! It helps if you have strong arms to properly mash everything together, but even if not, you can't go wrong with this recipe!