Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Best Guacamole. Ever.

I grew up thinking avocados were terrible things. They were green, they were mushy, and they were full of fat. Luckily for me I am older and wiser now.

With the super bowl coming up I thought this AMAZING guacamole deserved a blog post all to itself. (You can find its first appearance here.)

Now the funny thing about the Superbowl.... I hate football.
Now what's the other funny thing? The word "football" has been the #1 keyword that has brought people to this blog. Weird, I know.  Last year I wrote a blog post about how I spent the Superbowl.  Who knew that one image of a football could generate traffic to a food blog.

The thing that I love about guacamole is that it is very forgiving. Add as much or as little of any of the ingredients as you like. Make it chunky or make it smooth. When I go to parties, I chop the Serrano peppers, white onion, tomatoes, and cilantro at home and mix them in a bowl. When I arrive, I cut my avocados fresh and mash them. I then stir in my tomato mixture, add lime juice, and pink Himalayan sea salt to taste. That way, your guests get truly FRESH guacamole prepared right in front of them.

(Recipe from Young Adventures via Rick Bayless)
((Printable Version))

2 serrano peppers, seeded and diced
1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
2 ripe plum tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3 avocados
Juice of one or two limes
salt to taste

1. Mix all.

2. Devour.

3. Enjoy.

Linked to: Weekend Potluck, Amee's Savory Dish, Midnight Maniac, Katherine Martinelli


  1. That's how I make my guacamole and I agree, it's the best! I use jalapenos, however, since they aren't quite as hot. And, when I'm feeling lazy, I'll use fresh pico de gallo instead of chopping my own tomatoes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Guacamole is one of my all time favorite dips!!!! Love it so much! And your tip on preparing it fresh in front of guests...genius!!!

  3. Yum!! It's been a while since I've made guacamole. That should probably change. Pictures are gorgeous, by the way!

  4. Yummmm... Perfect for the Super Bowl or any Mexican night in this house. Thanks for linking up (pinned)

  5. Making this tonight as part of my husband's bday dinner. He is going to be one happy camper! :)

    1. Happy birthday to your husband! That sounds like my kind of birthday dinner! :)

  6. that looks divine...I want a bowl right now! I should never blog browse hungry......;)

  7. This does look like the best guacamole ever! So funny that football is such a big kit :-) Thanks so much for linking up at my game day blog hop!

  8. I just made this guacamole and am now in the "devour" is really good! I usually add cumin to my guacamole, but I left it out according to your recipe and I think it's better without!

  9. I am no guacamole expert... but after making this for my family, n taking full credit for it's delicious taste... I do agree with MamaJ that this is the best guacamole in the world!! Atleast in my world!!

  10. Somehow I missed this post. I'm in love! This looks so good, I love guacamole and never get tired of seeing peoples different recipes. Thanks Jenni!

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

    1. Thanks, Sarah. You really can't go wrong with "Rick Bayless" guac! :)

  11. I had some with chunks of crab in it tonight. I know; I raised an eyebrow at first but it was fantastic!