Tuesday, May 5, 2009

holy guacamole!

happy cinco de mayo! in honor of this mexican holiday, i'm posting my recipe for guacamole! ok, it's not exactly "holy", but it's so good, you just might think it is. whip it up for your next fiesta and your guests will be muy feliz!

p.s. it also makes a great condiment for carnitas!

mise en place

2 (medium-large) ripe avocados
1/4 medium onion
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 - 1 jalapeño (depending how spicy you want it), finely minced
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon mayonaise
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
few sprigs of cilantro, chopped

peel and seed avocados and put them in a bowl. using a potato masher, mash the avocados.

add the rest of the ingredients, mix it up and voila, guacamole! it's that easy!

couple things to note:
  • the lime juice is important not only for the flavor but it keeps the guacamole from turning brown. and there's nothing more unappealing than brown guacamole.
  • i find that guacamole tastes best served at room temperature. if you need to put it in the fridge, wrap it w/ plastic wrap so that the wrap is touching the top of the guac. let it come to room temp before serving.
  • my recipe calls for SEA SALT because that is what i use. if you are using regular table salt, reduce the amount by 1/2. add more to taste if needed.
bon appétit~!


  1. yours is very close to the one I make but I use sour cream instead of mayo! Yummy

  2. looks great! if you put the avo seeds in the guac, it wont turn brown.

  3. I found your blog today and love this recipe of guacamole and the Carnitas. I love mexican food too despite never published nothing on my blog, but you may want to see my "Cactus Bread" (http://tertuliadesabores.blogs.sapo.pt/29115.html)it's lovely in a table of mexican food, to eat and decorate at same time.
    Moira (From Lisbon, Portugal)