Wednesday, January 18, 2012

restaurant style guacamole


There are different types of guacamole. 

Growing up we smashed avocados and used one of those spice packets.  Now, I consider that really gross.

Later, my Mexican friends taught me their recipe, and I would make it fresh with onion, jalapeño, lime, salt, tomato, and cilantro.

Now, when I get the craving but am lazy (which might be always), I do it Mexican restaurant style…


I forgot to photograph salt in the picture.  Make sure you use salt.


2-3 avocados

1/2 lime

small can jalapenos

sour cream



Slice the avocados in half, then slice each half, in the shell, into chunks and scoop out with a fork (this accomplishes most of the smashing for you).  Smash the avocado chunks with a fork till creamy.  Add about a teaspoon of the jalapenos (more to taste), a half teaspoon salt, squeeze in a teaspoon lime juice, and a dollop of sour cream, and stir.  Devour.


By the way, those Juanita’s chips are THE BEST.  We are hooked on them, and I refuse to eat any other chip.  Aren’t I horrible?  And when I say “we” I mean me and the Mexicans who live with me – they are their favorite too.  They are so crunchy and not overly salty.  We find them at Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, and I think Safeway.  Sometimes they can be sold out.  I throw a fit and stomp in the store when that happens and grumble under my breath that that company must be making big bucks and why don’t they just expand and make more so the stores don’t sell out and I don’t have to be without their blissful chips for a day of my life  for crying out loud.


This is when you tell yourself avocados are the healthy kind of fat.  =)


  1. Thanks for the recipe- I am very bored and am going to purchase these ingredients right now just for fun. YUM!

  2. Looks good... And I LOVE your new blog banner! :)

  3. Those are our favorite chips too and whenever we serve them our guest love them too! :)