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Melinda says ...
Sounds great.
01/22/2013 7:59:23 PM CST
Michael Brown says ...
Nice article. I had been fussing with different recipes for a while, and I'll try this one. I'm a big Whole Foods fan, although the closest one is only 20 miles away! Still, the local supermarkets have had pretty avocados for a while and I'll keep hitting them. I'm addicted (there, I said it) to guac.
01/23/2013 1:06:54 PM CST
Patte Goff-Williams says ...
Avocado's do not produce fruit year round. The tree flowers, sets fruit and it takes 1 year from the flowering to the time the fruit is mature with a high oil content. There may be last year's fruit still on the tree when it flowers but it does not produce fruit all year.
01/23/2013 5:33:28 PM CST
george gecik says ...
Gonna try it soon.
01/23/2013 6:20:27 PM CST
VG Sullivan says ...
Guac recipe sounds delicious
01/23/2013 8:08:08 PM CST
Steve says ...
Smoking guac recipe.....wow people devoured all of it in minutes!
01/23/2013 8:40:56 PM CST
Suzanne Prael says ...
This is FABULOSO. . . sorry folks, great guac MUST have tomatoes!!!
01/23/2013 8:53:15 PM CST
Pmudaly says ...
Nice recipe
01/23/2013 9:11:58 PM CST
Andrew says ...
Dice red onions coarsely. The sweet crunch contrasts wonderfully. Same goes for Roma tomatoes minus the "innards".
01/23/2013 9:56:42 PM CST
Shirley says ...
Bacon! I add 2-3 crumbled strips of bacon to guacamole and it is superb!
01/23/2013 10:34:59 PM CST
Leslie miller says ...
My James Beard book suggested crisp, finely chopped bacon. I always use a recipe almost identical to yours, but with crisp, finely chopped bacon. My friends LOVE it!
01/24/2013 6:15:06 AM CST
Valerie says ...
After comparing notes with my friend who happens to be Guatemalan I changed the way I make guacamole. To keep the true flavor of the avocado follow this recipe: 3-4 avocados, 2 Tbsp finely diced red onion, juice from 1 lime, 3 turns of freshly ground sea salt and black pepper to taste. Don't mash the fruit, leave big chunks and fold in the other ingredients. You don't need sour cream or mayo.....avocados are creamy enough. And don't forget to leave the seeds in your guac when you're done.....prevents it from turning dark. Don't forget to get a quality corn chip to go with your fabulous guacamole. Enjoy!
01/24/2013 8:50:52 AM CST
james parker says ...
Hi Patte Goff-Williams: Thanks for the correction- I should have said the tree has fruit on it all year rather than the tree produces year round.
01/24/2013 11:19:28 AM CST
Lisa Leanne says ...
I will add some cottage cheese or grated sharp cheddar to mine. As a time saver, I have bought the fresh pico de gallo that is sold in the produce drpartment. Saves time, and tastes great. I have also seen recipes that add raw pumpkin seeds. I would like to try that one. Also seen the one where you can sub out 1/2 the avacado for thawd green peas. Have the less oil avacados? Add a spoon full of full fat sour cream, or Mexican crema. It will add a depth of richness, and make up for the lack of avacado oil. What's also important in my guacamole enjoyment is having the best tortilla chips. I like the more rustic, full flavor corn taste. I try to make my own chips most of the time. I have tried salt & vinagar chips out of desperation though. And believe it or not, they were great with it. If you are buying rope avacados, pop out the stem. If it is solid green, its good. Any brown spots mean you will have those disappointing brown veins running through the avacado. It's a tried and true method to getting the best ones.
01/25/2013 3:23:19 AM CST
Nancy says ...
3 ripe avocados mashed, 2 ripe plum tomatoes diced, juice of half a lemon, pinch of cayenne, 1tsp kosher salt, a good handful cilantro chopped, 1 small shallot finely minced. Let sit in fridge for 30 mins before serving to let flavour blend. My kids bring the ingredients over so I will make this for them.
01/28/2013 9:38:08 PM CST
Lisa says ...
I like to blacken my hot pepper on a dry cast iron skillet before adding it to the guac. Also, rinsing the chopped onion under cold running water for a minute takes the sharpness out.
01/30/2013 2:17:15 PM CST
Marisa Procopio says ...
Hi James--I always thought I hated guacamole until I had it recently at an authentic Colombian restaurant. I think what was missing from all of the other guacs was a good amount of seasoning (here in the US people tend to shy away from that, and I do love a punch of flavor). Maybe I'll try your recipe; I like the idea of grilling the lime first to get the rawness out. Thanks! mcproco.wordpress.com
01/31/2013 7:25:40 PM CST
MARIO MARRERO says ...
THIS RECIPE SOUNDS AMAZING CANT WAIT TO TRY IT OUT!
02/01/2013 10:56:39 AM CST
francie says ...
cut up one red onion and mix in juice of one lemon juice of two limes, one minced habanero pepper, salt, pepper and a dash of mrs. dash. mix up and add to guacamole or any dish you want to enhance the flavor and spiciness of. delicious!!!!!
02/03/2013 2:47:22 PM CST
elena says ...
Very nice recipe. I'd like to share mine with you. It almost everything the same but I don't put garlic, and I squeeze half of orange, and use fire roasted tomatoes sometimes. Delicious!
02/20/2013 12:31:46 AM CST
Christine says ...
I was wondering how one can tell when choosing avocados if it has a high or low oil content? To me it seems its hit & miss . Sometimes I think I have the perfect avocado only to find that when I go to cut & taste it , it is either bitter watery & or brownish inside .Also what is the best way to save leftover guacamole ?
02/22/2013 9:57:19 AM CST
Laura says ...
This turned out delicious. Great recipe. Liked the idea of grilling the limes though I didn't do that. Maybe next time. My batch did turn out too smooth though. I had not bothered to read your "method" section. I jumped in and followed that recipe in order given as that is the correct protocol and they way it's in recipe books. If you wanted to improve this you could list the avocados after the garlic (I assume the lime goes into the blended avocado and spice mixture?). I had forgotten that most recipes posted by individuals on the internet do not follow the correct listing (which is order of preparation). Overall though terrific taste.
07/04/2013 2:09:21 PM CDT
Sharon Evans-Putney says ...
I am eating Whole Foods guac right now, those are not the ingredients on the label.
07/28/2013 1:26:23 PM CDT
Maggie says ...
I've never tried grilling limes, thats a great hint. I love to skip the tomato (which is admitedly my least favorite food) and the peppers, instead I add salsa verde, that I purchase at my local Whole Foods store. Salsa tomatillo is basically the same stuff, and I prefer it.
08/08/2013 5:46:45 PM CDT
Olivia says ...
My favorite recipe for guacamole is my own recipe...it's not exact, I just go by taste. Here it is: 3 avocados 1/4 jalapeño (seeds removed) finely chopped 1/4 red onion finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1-2 limes (a great trick for getting more juice out of limes is to microwave them for about 30 seconds...let them cool and when you juice them, the juice will just come pouring out!) Salt and pepper to taste I prefer my guacamole very smooth, but it is very easy to get the consistency you desire. First, I mash the avocados a little bit by themselves. Then, I add some of the lime and continue mashing. Then I add all of the ingredients in and mash the avocados until I get them to the perfect consistency..lastly I just taste to see what needs to be added! I hope you enjoy!
09/01/2013 4:25:37 PM CDT

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