Eating Savory

The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

May 5, 2011

Guacamole is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. Not only is it great with chips and salsa, it’s the perfect topping on a burger. Now that I think of it guacamole is also good on its own. With just a spoon and a smile.

For all you guacamole lovers, this is a recipe I swear by.  Hope you enjoy. And yes I did just say guacamole, repeatedly.



Homemade Guacamole
1 jalapeno pepper  – seeded and minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped tomato
2 tablespoons onions minced
1 large avocado, ripe
1/2 lime

Begin by mincing the jalapeno. I start by chopping it, getting rid of the seeds and then mincing it.  Once complete finely chop the cilantro and then mix jalapeno and cilantro together, sprinkle with salt to get the natural juice out and mash into a paste. I either do this right on the cutting board or using a mortar and pestle.

Before/After to demonstrate just how easily it mashes into paste.
You can also do this with the bottom side of a spoon on your cutting board.
Transfer the paste to your guacamole serving dish.
Next chop tomato making sure to get rid of all seeds and juice.  The last thing you want is watery guacamole.  Not good. I chop my tomato pieces into cubes because I like a chunkier guacamole – the goal is to have a finished product that is not going to turn to mush when you mix it.  Once you’ve chopped your tomato and minced your onion transfer those to the serving dish as well.

Lightly mix the three ingredients together
From here take the avocado, cut it in half and remove the pit.  Because I do not over mix my guacamole I cut the avocado into cubes from the inside and then scoop them out with a spoon.  Much easier than peeling, cutting and transferring – and lessens the mush factor.

From here all you have to do is gently toss the avocado with the other ingredients,
squeeze on the lime, lightly mix again and it’s ready to be eaten.

Completed Product
Hope you guys have a great Cinco de Mayo!

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  • Reply Marissa May 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I tweeted too. 🙂

  • Reply Marissa May 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Poor Pennsylvania bloggers and their silly state laws. Ah well, more of a chance for me.

  • Reply Anna Walker May 8, 2011 at 12:37 am

    looks yummy!! 😀

  • Reply Ashleigh May 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm… 🙂

  • Reply Kate May 7, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I have such a huge weakness for guacamole! Sooo delish.

  • Reply Torrie May 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Can’t wait to indulge in this pure goodness tonight. {linked it up on my post today too!}

    From glancing at your tweets last night, looks like you had quite the night. #beachliving is right! We just don’t get that kinda action in the burbs. (I’ll live vicariously through you… if ya don’t mind 😉

  • Reply Annie May 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hands down my favorite snack!! I can never get enough.. this recipe looks and sounds perfect. I love the inclusion of jalapeno! Hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo Carrie! xxoo

  • Reply Kristin May 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Are we going to be L3 buddies next week?

  • Reply Krystal May 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I love you for posting this, i’ve always wanted to try making guac but never had a good recipe!

  • Reply modanista junkie May 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    This is sooo right up my alley!! This is even perfect for any other occasion!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a lovely weekend.


  • Reply FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION May 6, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Looking at this wishing I had some right now…need my bedtime snack!! Hope you had a good cinco!! xox

  • Reply Olivia.Dee May 6, 2011 at 4:08 am

    how delicious. I only wish I didn’t stumble on this AFTER my cinco de mayo dinner. oh well… just means i’ll have to have a re-do of may-five… but this time including guac! (and maybe a couple more margs :])

  • Reply bananas. May 6, 2011 at 3:44 am

    you really can’t go wrong with guac!!!

    well until it turns brown…then it’s just gross. lol.

  • Reply Oh, My Darling May 6, 2011 at 3:15 am

    What a great holiday for quality guac!

  • Reply Poppies and Sunshine May 6, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I LOVE guacamole! Don’t have a recipe, so I will be keeping this one 🙂
    I hope you enjoy all the cinco de mayo festivities tonight! I will be one of the boring ones. But maybe the weekend can change that and I can celebrate then…haha

  • Reply UN-stitched May 6, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Looks so delicious! Beautfiul pics too! I love guacamole, but never made it myself, will have to soon!

  • Reply Bestie May 6, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Yum! I am, right now, as I type, avoiding the shred. stuck on level two…maybe at day 5. will have to set the alarm tomorrow bc i’m off to watch tivo and have a cocktail!

  • Reply My Heart Blogged May 6, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Whoa my gosh that looks so good. I can literally eat guacamole with a spoon. It’s like candy to me.
    My Heart Blogged

  • Reply Kavery May 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Looks so yummy, would love to dip a chip in it. Hope your neighbours turned it down at night!

  • Reply Isabel May 6, 2011 at 12:19 am

    i firmly believe that you cannot make guacamole without cilantro. and thank you for mentioning the peeling thing. when i see people peeling an avocado i think, “how ridiculous” lol

  • Reply valncami May 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    YUM! and perfect for tonight:) I think I’ll be having this with a cerveza and lime.

    Oh and as for the procrastination in working out you should try my fav workout The Bar Method. You’ll never procrastinate again. It’s awesome:)


  • Reply drollgirl May 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    ok! i’m all ready for that guacamole and that tequila! where’s the party!

    like an IDIOT i forgot that this day was coming up and i failed to make plans! wah! oh well. i ALWAYS have patron on hand so i think i’ll be ok! 🙂

    happy CINCO DE MAYO!

  • Reply **rk** May 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    holy guacamole!!

    i feel you on the procrastinating to work out. I wake up an hour early everyday to work out and probably only end up actually doing 2 out of the 5 days.

  • Reply Heather May 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This looks SO good…there’s nothing that sounds better to me right now than a big bowl of guac and chips and a HUGE margarita! Have a good time!

  • Reply kimbirdy May 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    mmm… guacamole! this looks pretty good. i usually just mash up some avocados, throw in some garlic powder, and call it a day. i think the mister would be thrilled if we could make a much more complex guacamole. 🙂

  • Reply Baby Budget Blog May 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Yum! I need to make some guac!

  • Reply la petite coquine May 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Oh Cinco de Mayo, how I adore you! There isn’t anything more delicious than homemade guacamole, is there?! I’ll be making this and a margarita and also avoiding exercise this evening!

  • Reply Indie.Tea May 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    OO, that sounds so delicious! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you 🙂

  • Reply Dawn May 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Looks way too yummy. Think I’m going to fly down and have some with ya, and I also want a picture of you in your big hat with drink under the bed:)

  • Reply Mo Pie, Please May 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    For some reason, I procrastinate working out too. I always feel better afterwards both physically and mentally, so why do I put it off?! Oh, because it sucks actually doing it!

    If only we could eat all the worlds best guac every day and not pay any price! Happy cinco de mayo!

  • Reply Rachel from Love a la Mode May 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Looks delicious! My boyfriend and I could go through bowls of the stuff. Hmmm Mexican food sure does sound good today…

  • Reply this free bird May 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I mince therefore I am? or something. hehe

    ps- Lyddie that IS garlic in the picture up top. I use my garlic press and squeeze in one clove just prior to adding the lime. Not everyone likes that, but my fave authentic Mexican place does this and it’s pretty darn good.

  • Reply saltandpine May 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    So yummy looking!! I’d polish that bowl off in about 5 minutes. (Guacamole is a major weakness of mine, hence the 30 day shred.) And side note: Seriously impressive mincing skills displayed in the photos!

  • Reply Josie May 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I have to admit that I’m not the biggest guac fan. But everyone knows not to let me near chips and guacamole because I WILL eat all the chips, especially when accompanied by a killer salsa. Happy Cinco de Mayo, my dear!
    xo Josie

  • Reply Dancing Branflake May 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I never thought of actually smashing the jalapenos. Makes so much sense! Awesome recipe!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode May 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    This guacamole looks so good! I’m bookmarking this page for the recipe.

    I felt the same way as you yesterday about going to Yoga. I was so tired at the end of the day I really didn’t want to go but I did and I ended up feeling so much better. Sometimes you just have to JUST DO IT a la Nike, right??

    Pssst: I’m having a giveaway over at my blog if you’re interested! There are a pair of earrings up for grabs that would go amazing with your boho-chic style!

  • Reply Bonnie May 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Annie May 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    carrie you’ve won my heart with guacamole

  • Reply Marjorie Rose May 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    This looks so yum and easy to make. Must show the hubbie..

    Weirdly enough, I’ll be getting a massage before going for Mexican food tonight. It’s like I need to prep or something..

    Enjoy yours!

  • Reply Julie and Lauren May 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Mm I love that mortar and pestal. Looks delish!

  • Reply Higgenbottom May 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    You are too funny! Awesome recipe too!

  • Reply Valerie May 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I absolutely LOVE guacamole and have never made it at home. I’m definitely going to try this recipe, Carrie! It looks so easy and delicious. I don’t have any plans for cinco de mayo yet, so maybe I’ll go pick up some avocados and get to work. And I’ve also never tried those tortilla chips, definitely need to pick some up!


  • Reply Daisy May 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    hey you know what they say, if you can’t beat em, join em! (the 60 year old neighbs that is!) hahaha I kid. This guac looks amazing! I need to incorporate jalapeño in mine!

  • Reply Courtney Erin May 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    This looks so mouth-wateringly good! And I don’t blame you in the slightest for procrastinating with the Shred. Level 3 is a bitch.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  • Reply Christina May 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Carrie, how could you stop at half? That whole bowl would be gone if it were in front of me. It looks amazing…can’t wait to stir up my own batch. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • Reply Taylor May 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I live off of avocados come summer!!! (Fav is a whole avocado cubed up on a whole wheat tortilla with splash of S&P and maybe hot sauce – roll up and sooo good!) When the store are practically giving them away!!! need to try your mush technique! But everything you use is in mine too!!!

  • Reply Emy May 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Oh my that looks so delicious!

  • Reply Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ May 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    today is my FAVE ‘party holiday’ and i’m sick! – u have no idea how much i LOVE LOVE LOVE today .. i’ll swing back a few coronas tonight – but not the same as being out in the thick of the party!

  • Reply Stephanie Shepherd May 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Let’s all drink margarita’s and stuff ourselves on your guacomole! I’m bookmarking your recipe to try! x

  • Reply Fashionista Extraordinaire May 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    looks yummy!! happy cinco de mayo!

  • Reply Danielle (elleinadspir) May 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’m pretty sure I could live on chips and guacamole. One of the most perfect foods 😉

  • Reply Closet Fashionista May 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Oooh my mom would love that! I’m not much of a fan of avocados myself though, haha 🙂

  • Reply Chic 'n Cheap Living May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Oh my I do have a few avocados now. I could eat guacamole pretty often.

    I’m not a cilantro girl (I know ekk it isn’t in the guac?) but use almost everything else you use. Mmm.

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  • Reply LyddieGal May 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I really love Guacamole, when I make it I keep it really simple, just salt, pepper, garlic and lemon (because I never remember to buy limes).

    But if you swear by this, I’ll have to try it!

    In your first photo, I see some garlic, don’t I? Is it just there for decoration? Because I didn’t see the part where it goes in (unless I’m just reading too fast to get to the good part. If I could only eat it though the computer screen…)

  • Reply Jessica May 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Delicious and easy – my kind of recipe! I’ll have to convince “the boy” to make margaritas with me tonight in honor of the holiday.

    I’m glad to hear you’re still on the Shred – and super impressed. I went for a bike ride last night with “the boy” – first time on a bike in darn near 15 years! 7 miles too! My rear end hurts today from the seat. Sigh.

  • Reply Debby May 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

    This look so good! If I hop a plane to Cali will you make this for me? xo

  • Reply Cara May 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    yummmm! I will be looking forward to a strawberry and basil margarita!

  • Reply marissa from the boot May 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

    haha go hang with your neighbors! bring some don julio and your guac and it’s a party! (must.make.pronto. by the way!)
    happy cinco de mayo!

  • Reply Miss Caitlin S. May 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

    yum!!! So good. I love the paste rendition! I made Pasta in my Italian cooking class and it was so easy. And fun too 🙂

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