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sally says ...
My favorite recipe for guacamole is 3 or 4 roasted tomatillos mashed together with 2 or 3 avacados, a small handful of chopped cilantro, 1 chopped jalapeno, the juice of a lime, kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste. If you need more heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce. If it's too tangy, add a pinch of sugar. Absolutely perfect!
01/27/2010 8:42:55 PM CST
nilong says ...
i like to keep it simple as well. salt, pepper, lots of lime, jalepeno and cilantro....the onion and tomato are nice but the onion and garlic especially can make it too strong. i also like to keep it pretty chunky...but i will try the cumin next time around. thanks!
01/27/2010 9:17:38 PM CST
Dena says ...
My mom always served it halved with a squeeze of lemon juice, a dollop of mayonaise in the hole and grated cheddar cheese on the top. My sister and I thought it was the greatest treat! I decided to make it the other day and added some chipoltle tabasco to the mayonaise. Yummy!
01/27/2010 9:21:59 PM CST
Liz Liming says ...
I use tomatillos in my guacamole, which I roast a little and then chop up and add to the avocado, chopped tomato, green hot sauce, green onions, lime juice and salt. Ends up being pretty good.
01/27/2010 9:25:28 PM CST
Aimee Novelli says ...
my favorite guacamole recipe is pretty simple...lime juice, green onions, chopped cilantro, garlic powder, salt and chopped tomatoes but I am definitely going to this one too! Yum!
01/27/2010 9:45:15 PM CST
Kelly says ...
My secret ingredient is celery salt. Sometimes I will also put chopped celery in it for a nice clean, crisp, crunch but the celery salt is a must in my book!
01/27/2010 10:55:39 PM CST
Howard says ...
This sounds like a great recipe. My only comment is that I am careful not to mash the avocado into a cream. I like my avocado to be chunky.
01/27/2010 11:07:58 PM CST
Dorothy says ...
- Haas avocados - Pico de gallo* - Juice of half a lemon - Juice of half a lime - Chopped Cilantro - Sea Salt* - Garlic clove* (French style grater, turns out like apple sauce! Best for blending.) - The Secret ingredient: Hot Licks brand "Suicide Sauce"* *to taste, your preferred amount. The right amount of flavor and heat with cool creamy avocados. It's alsways been a real hit. The Suicide Sauce has the right flavor and a good kick. I do no more than three drops per avocado though- unless you really like your guac with an afterburner!
01/28/2010 1:44:12 AM CST
Amber says ...
2 ripe avocados 1 cup cherry tomatoes 3 scallions 1 jalapeno (seeds removed) 2 cloves garlic 1 lime 4 tablespoons (or less depending on taste) finely chopped cilantro leaves (stems removed) 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper Cut avocados in half. Take 3 halves and put into a bowl. Add juice from one lime, salt, and pepper. Blend with a fork until completely smooth and well mixed. Chop up tomatoes, scallions and jalapeno into very small peices (you can use a food processor for this) so that the resulting mix resembles salsa. Crush garlic until it's smashed into a paste and add olive oil. Mix garlic/oil, cilantro, lime zest and tomato/scallion/jalapeno mixture. Cut remaining avocado half into small chunks. Add garlic/tomato/cilantro mixture to the avocado and lime juice mixture and blend well, then add the avocado chunks and blend gently until just combined.
01/28/2010 7:04:19 AM CST
Deborah Hayes says ...
Hi! Great recipe, although sometimes I find it a bit too citrus-ey for my tastes. Here is an alternative recipe I've used for years with a lot of requests. Avocados - as many as you need HERDES canned salsa, red, drained - amount is according to taste Mix together (I use the traditional Mexican 'mortar and pestle) Leave all of the avocado pits in the Guacamole even while serving. It keeps it from becoming brown. Enjoy! P.S. Next time I might just try your cumin idea too!
01/28/2010 7:28:23 AM CST
Lacy says ...
A family recipe... 2 – Medium to large Avocados, slightly soft to the touch. 1 – Medium to large Tomato (or 2 Roma tomatoes), diced. 1 – Medium onion, diced. 1 – Juice of fresh lime. 1 – Garlic clove, minced. Pinch of salt. Fresh ground pepper. Pinch of cumin. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Red pepper flakes. Red pepper sauce (Tabasco or Cholula).
01/28/2010 7:56:38 AM CST
Nancy F says ...
My very favorite all time guacamole recipe is from Rosa Mesicano restuarant and they have the recipe posted on their website. Very delicious!
01/28/2010 9:07:32 AM CST
Nancy F says ...
There was a typo on the restaurant name. Here is the corrected version. My very favorite all time guacamole recipe is from Rosa Mexicano restuarant and they have the recipe posted on their website. Very delicious!
01/28/2010 9:10:15 AM CST
Ian Johnson says ...
When making Guacamole I always use the Guacamole Ole Mix from "Los Chileros" which you carry in most of your stores and it can be found in the ethnic aisle..All you do is use fresh Avocado,fresh Lime juice and the Los Chileros Mix and you get a very tasty and spicy Guacamole without all the hard work!
01/28/2010 9:20:04 AM CST
Felicia says ...
Mine too is similar--very easy 2 avocados -cut into chunks sprinkle sea salt fresh ground pepper 1/8 c. cilantro, chopped grated fresh garlic 1/2 lime juice touch of onion or oinion juice. gently stir all ingredients. I like it to be chunky!
01/28/2010 9:23:03 AM CST
Samantha says ...
I'm with Diane. Though there are lots of things you can go on to pair it with to tailor it to various occasions, the very best all-around guacamole is simply roughly mashed ripe avocado with just a trace of salt, lemon or lime juice and minced onion blended in.
01/28/2010 10:04:41 AM CST
amy says ...
I take a few avacados, few cloves of garlic minced, a chopped onion, and a 'bunch' of cilantro, then put it in the food processor with about a 1/4 cup of lime juice, it is so tastey!
01/28/2010 11:02:15 AM CST
Jasmine says ...
Living in Texas, you get to sample tons of different yummy guac. But I'm always about the quick and easy method. I'm always requested for parties to supply my home made guacamole, so I never want to spend too much time. Red onion, lime juice, lots of chopped cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
01/28/2010 11:32:23 AM CST
Sylvia says ...
My recipe is similar, but instead of onion, I use fresh garlic and olive oil. I was wondering why it was served with the pits on top???? Is it to prevent browning?
01/28/2010 11:34:01 AM CST
nj says ...
It looks to me from the above photo that multiple avocado seeds were left in the guacamole. This prevents the guacamole from browning too quickly - - and is a good tip to consider when making guacamole ahead, to be used a little later. Just thought it was a fact worth knowing, for all us guacamole lovers!
01/28/2010 12:01:15 PM CST
Bonnie says ...
I absolutely love guacamole and I agree with the standard recipes that most people have been submitting. Except! I really enjoy some minced garlic in mine, although I really shouldn't be around anyone else while eating it. ;) I've thought of using roasted garlic but I never got that far because... My husband and I live alone and do not have any children at the moment. I LOVE avocado and my husband does not. I would eat it everyday but I don't want to eat an entire fruit in a day because of the fat content. Could anyone supply some tips about how to store an already cut avacado? I would love to be able to keep it for about four days... Thanks!
01/28/2010 1:05:14 PM CST
Ian Johnson says ...
I just saw Charlie Sanders post......I agree with you that Los Chileros Guacamole Mix is fabulous and the way to go! ...I just checked out their website too.... www.loschileros.com
01/28/2010 1:52:00 PM CST
cris says ...
are those the avocado pits in your guacomole?
01/28/2010 2:25:12 PM CST
Jolene says ...
My recipe is similar to the above except I like to add Spike to my recipe. And, sometimes I add a little soy sauce.
01/28/2010 2:50:13 PM CST
ZOE says ...
Not necessarily a change to the guacamole recipe but some additional ideas-try avocado/guac with cottage cheese or sour cream-it makes a great creamy dip! Also one plain avocado with really good balsamic vinegar in the hole left by the pit-tastes so good as a quick and healthy snack!!
01/28/2010 2:56:13 PM CST

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