The best guacamole recipe

4 September 2020

WHAT A TREAT three posts in a week!

Also, what a treat because 96% of you wanted me to share my guacamole recipe, so here we are! While I certainly believe this to be the most delicious version of guac out there, I honor and respect that you might disagree. Let’s discuss in the comments :)

My recipe is based off of Bobby Flay’s, which we discovered when we started making his nacho dogs a few years ago (thank me later). I did not grow up making guacamole (I also did not grow up eating it – it seemed green and suspicious and it just wasn’t a thing in my family), but as with so many other seemingly-fancy food items, I was introduced to it by John’s family and have been a convert ever since.

Without further ado, the simple recipe…

Peel and pit two ripe avocados and mash in a small bowl. Avocados are notoriously tricky but I find if I buy them green and firm they are ready about 3 days later.

Dice a jalapeno and add it to the bowl. Dice about 1/5 of a red onion and add that, too.

Add approximately 1 teaspoon of canola oil (makes it nice and silky!). I never measure this – just a small glug – but 1 tsp is my best bet.

Sprinkle over a generous shake of sea salt, then squeeze in one lime.

Mix it all together and give it a taste. If something needs tweaking, it’s usually more salt or more lime! We like to serve ours with blue corn tortilla chips.

How about you? If you’re a guacamole fan, do you like yours with cilantro? Tomato? Peas??

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September 8, 2020 12:24 pm

Mmm I haven’t tried canola oil in guac, I bet it’s delicious! Garlic is an essential ingredient in my guac!

Melanie Cometa
September 9, 2020 12:25 pm

I am laughing so hard at your family’s description of guacamole. My mom still has those feelings! Thanks for sharing!

September 16, 2020 12:47 am

Love you!

November 11, 2020 11:51 am

This is absolutely delicious! I’ve made it twice already and a third will happen tonight! Perfect!!!

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