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Annie says ...
I add a little low-fat Greek yogurt for creaminess and oregano. I also prefer to use green onions as I cannot tolerate red or yellow! Serrano peppers are also good instead of jalapeno. You pretty much covered my must=have ingredients though. I never make it the same way twice! Just sayin'!!
02/01/2012 6:39:20 PM CST
Barbara says ...
This purist approach comes from a friend who was a sous-chef for a Mexico City restaurant: Haas avocados "minced" and not mashed; add: minced red onion, minced garlic, minced jalapeno, finely chopped cilantro leaves; and coarsely ground sea salt. That is it! No citrus used, so place plastic wrap smoothly on top if you keep before serving. This is unusual and delicious--allowing the taste of the creamy avocado to shine through, with the "bite" of other ingredients.
02/01/2012 6:44:39 PM CST
Aly says ...
My "best-ever" guacamole is a little different from normal guac; it is very refreshing and goes really well either with salty chips or as a perfect "cool" element to balance out any taco/fajita/burrito recipe. 4 avocados juice of 1/2 lime juice of 1/4 lemon 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder (to taste) 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (to taste) pinch of kosher salt pinch of black pepper
02/01/2012 7:02:24 PM CST
Kailey K. says ...
BEST addition to guac EVER = DICED CUCS. like cm dice. some skin on. gives it a great texture and little refreshing bites. other than that, keep it simple. roma tomato or two, little garlic, cilantro lime juice, hot pepper if you like spice, black pepper for good measure. kept fairly chunky so all the flavors come through but simultaneously blend. trust me, the cuc really does it here. especially if you like your guac super spicy.
02/01/2012 6:14:46 PM CST
Caldecoa says ...
I use the following ingredients: avocados, lime juice, serranos to taste, red onion, cilantro and cumin with garlic being optional depending on the avocados. If the avocados have less flavor, I use garlic, flavorful no garlic and let the fruit shine. Not a big fan of tomatoes in my guacamole, I think it takes away from the avocados. If I want tomatoes, I just make salsa as well. Important to let it set in the refrig for about 20 minutes with half the lime juice on the surface, then covered in plastic. Give it a quick stir when ready to serve so the surface juice is incorporated. Watched an episode of Good Eats they claimed that adding the pits back in does nothing to reduce discoloring except for exposing less surface area to air.
02/01/2012 7:13:57 PM CST
Kevin says ...
Add a tad bit of tequila, you wont regret it.
02/08/2012 10:35:14 AM CST
Kathy says ...
I do a similar receipe,but use some cayenne pepper and jalapeno(only if the people eating like it hot,if not I use just the cayenne pepper)and put in some canned chopped green chilies.I don't put the onion in and I press the garlic,don't use cumin and do half fresh lemon and lime juice.Curious what grilling the lime does for the flavor?Fresh cilantro is a must!
01/31/2012 8:30:30 PM CST
Mel says ...
Agreed on the few the ingredients, the better. I throw in some lime juice, garlic and cilantro.
01/30/2012 8:52:43 PM CST
aseafish says ...
My favorite is simple and lemony. avocados, fresh garlic, lots of lemon, a serrano or two, very finely chopped with sea salt and a touch of black pepper and a dash of cayenne.
01/30/2012 8:52:15 PM CST
Julie says ...
I like the idea of using grilled limes, I just use regular ones.My secret ingredient is pomegranate seeds. I use equal amount seeds to tomato and it adds an element of sweetness, crunch and acid to the dish!
01/30/2012 8:50:54 PM CST
Jerri says ...
Here is mine. Super simpe & inspired from the trips I've taken to playa del Carmen, Mexico - http://www.cooking4carnivores.com/2009/04/holy-guacamole.html?m=0
01/30/2012 9:45:04 PM CST
Brian says ...
Mine is very similar instead of hot pepper I add a whole small bottle of green tabasco
01/30/2012 9:54:05 PM CST
The Crafty Fork says ...
The best guacamole? Avocado, lime juice, garlic, salt. That's it. See how here: http://craftyfork.com/2012/01/15/guacamole/
01/30/2012 10:04:07 PM CST
Faith Landers says ...
Excellent post that I so enjoyed!!! This recipe is one that I have modified and placed on my blog. Recipe is as follows: Faith's modifications: -no hot sauce -sweet white onions instead of purple -did not seed tomato -doubled and sometimes tripled fresh garlic -always serves with Mission brand tortilla chips-HEAVENLY! 4 ripe Haas avocados 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon) 8 dashes hot pepper sauce 1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion) 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced Directions: Mix all and serve immediately.
01/30/2012 10:42:37 PM CST
Peggy Morton says ...
Avocados Tabasco Sauce Fresh squeezed lime juice Salt & lots of black pepper. Mash with a fork somewhat, but leave some big chunks too. Fresh cilantro adds a nice touch.
01/31/2012 12:27:31 AM CST
Marissa Troxclair says ...
This is a great recipe! I only changed a couple things - instead of one jalapeno, I used 3 red chili peppers, roasted and skinned them. Also added a few squeezes of lemon juice at the end - the grilled lime was a very nice mellow flavor, but I felt that it needed a touch more brightness. Yum!!!
01/30/2012 10:56:59 PM CST
Sam Saenz says ...
I have two! I adore avocados. Sometimes I will have these recipes for lunch and nothing else. 1) Grapefruit & avocado http://happyhealthyholistic.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/grapefruit-avocado-salsa/ and 2) raw spinach and avocado guacamole dip : 2 avocados, 1/4 cup green onion , 2-3 handfuls of spinach, 1/4 cup cilantro, juice of one lime, 1 tbsp chili powder & salt to taste. Hands down two best recipes EVER :D
01/30/2012 11:47:20 PM CST
Cathie says ...
I love Kara's story - too fun! These all sound yummy. My guac is always a hit and gone too fast. Simple -- 3 avacados, 1/2 cup fresh salsa (no preservatives), juice of 1 lemon, fresh pepper -- mash with a fork till semi-chunky & dig in!
02/02/2012 10:04:34 AM CST
armando romero says ...
try our gourmet mexican salsa (in the wholefoods local salsa section)you will be very pleased with the price and quality also try our homemade style guacamole sold exclusively at seisels meats off morena blvd--- for a free sample call me @619.250.1281 and i will put a sample aside for you-----armando owner salsa bravo mexican salsa ps we are local san diegans
02/04/2012 12:25:07 AM CST
Moreen says ...
try this
02/02/2012 8:18:08 PM CST
J A Stone says ...
Whole Food's guacamole used to be the best store-bought guac available, but in the fall I bought it a few times and was disappointed: It had turned into a a vegetable-like dip with an avocado base. Are they listening?
02/04/2012 2:21:37 PM CST
jennifer thorp says ...
I've got it - Use fresh tomato, serono pepper, cilantro and red onion instead of favorite salsa - Mix it up some by adding fresh or roated peppers - anything goes, make to taste.
02/04/2012 2:31:00 PM CST
Margo says ...
Hi, What is the reasoning behind placing the avocado pits in the guacamole in your guacamole recipe? thanks
02/01/2012 8:50:42 PM CST
Samantha says ...
Sounds delicious!
02/01/2012 8:42:39 PM CST
Martha Walker Hutson says ...
The BEST guacamole recipe I have came from Boudro's on the Riverwalk in San Antonio in 1998. (They no longer use this recipe.) It has 4 ingredients: avocado, thinly sliced and chopped red onion, lots of chopped cilantro, and a little fresh squeezed orange juice. That's it! Not watery in spots, just perfection.
01/31/2012 9:05:49 AM CST

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