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Easy Homemade Guacamole

2014 March 13
by Emily Hill

Like my pistachio pudding salad, this homemade guacamole isn’t a traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipe but like the aforementioned marshmallow salad, it IS green and therefore you can totally serve it come March 17th. And you totally should because it’s some of the best guacamole I’ve ever eaten.

Thank you, Alton Brown.

Easy homemade guacamole -- one of the most delicious homemade guacamole recipes I have ever tasted!

If our kids had their choice, all you’d find in our pantry would be chips and all you’d find in the fridge would be salsa, ranch (for the ever popular salsa ranch) and guacamole. Oh, and maybe some shredded cheese for what we like to call “ghetto nachos” (shredded cheese on chips melted in the microwave).

Easy homemade guacamole -- one of the most delicious homemade guacamole recipes I have ever tasted!

To adjust the heat, look to your diced jalapeno. If you’re not a fan of guac with kick, leave it out all together.

Printable recipe for homemade guacamole below. Enjoy!

Homemade Guacamole
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One of the tastiest recipes for homemade guacamole I've ever made and eaten. Yum! Adapted from Alton Brown's guacamole recipe.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 8
  • 3 avocados, halved, peeled and seed removed
  • 1 to 2 T fresh lime juice (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ½ to 1 T chopped cilantro (to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. In a large bowl place the avocado and lime juice and toss to coat. Drain and reserve the lime juice.
  2. Add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash with potato masher.
  3. Fold in the onions, jalapeno (optional), tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice (or more or less to taste).
  4. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

If you need a bit more green come St. Patrick’s Day, try this super easy, super yummy pistachio pudding salad. It’s a family favorite any holiday!

Pistachio pudding salad

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  1. March 14, 2014

    Ohhhh, thank you for this! I have to bring a favorite appetizer for a party tomorrow night and I am totally making this! I love guac but don’t have a recipe I love. This looks fantastic. Can’t wait!! :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    It really is so yummy and it makes quite a bit. Enjoy!
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  2. March 18, 2014

    You better be making this on Saturday, because doood…you keep tempting with guac. :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Totally will. And if I forget, I’ll run to the store immediately and get the ingredients. You can hold down the fort.
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