Holy Moly Guacamole-y

I’ve had guac on the brain since I visited a popular Mexican Restaurant in Ft Lauderdale that had flavorless (but beautifully prepared and displayed) guacamole. I tweeted about the restaurant and how disappointing it was and through the wonderful world of Twitter, I was contacted by the owner. He was truly interested in what I had to say and actually sent me a nice gift certificate to give it another try. Thank you Rocco from Rocco’s Taco’s!

So that brings us to my guacamole, which is somewhat famous. I’ve made it for many parties, dinners and just because it’s Tuesday and avocados are ripe. When I received a lovely four pack of hot sauce from Cholula, the first thing I thought about was Mexican night! So I made some chipotle marinated chicken tacos with corn salad and yes… guacamole! If you haven’t tried Cholula’s sauces, you are missing out. Flavorful and freakin hot. Good stuff and great on tacos! I especially like the smokey flavor of the Chipotle sauce.

Guacamole Recipe

2 avocados, ripe
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 small tomato, seeded and diced
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

1. Cut avocados in half and carefully remove the pit. With a butter knife, cut the avocado half into 1/2 inch slices and then crosswise into cubes. Use a soup spoon to scrape the cubed avocado from the shell. Repeat with the other three halves.

2. Add half of the lime, half of the jalapeno, and all of the tomato and cilantro. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well with a rubber spatula. If the avocado is a little firm, grab your potato masher and give it a few mashes.

3. Now I’m giving away my biggest secret. Are you ready? Taste it. If it tastes good, then you’re good to go. If it’s bland, add more of the lime, jalapeno and salt. You might even need more cilantro.

Note: I’ve found that some jalapenos are like bell peppers and some are like scotch bonnets. You just never know. So this is why I’ve started to add half of the pepper and taste it. Same with the lime… some limes have tons of juice, and others are like potatoes.

Note 2: I do not add onion or garlic to my guac… never have because I think it is too overpowering. But if you want to add it, my feelings won’t be hurt.



  • adriannek 8 YEARS AGO

    you know your guac is the BOMB! Aaron still talks about it….

  • Sarah 8 YEARS AGO

    I’ve honed my guac recipe over the years and must say I’ve finally made it perfect in my eyes. I actually like to add a little hot sauce (like Cholula!) into the mix for a little kick.

  • George 8 YEARS AGO

    Thanks for the recipe. Cannot wait to try it out.

  • Ricardo Aguiar 8 YEARS AGO

    So simple and it sounds delicious. I’ll make some this weekend for sure!

  • Jessica 8 YEARS AGO

    did you give rocco your recipe?

  • Mathew 8 YEARS AGO

    Love guacamole! I always put garlic (and red onion, for that matter) in mine – I try not to put too much. Kind of funny that you think that garlic is overpowering but you put jalapeno in. Wouldn’t it also be a rather strong flavor?

    • Candace 8 YEARS AGO

      Actually, the jalapeno gives it a light flavor, but a big kick of heat. I tend to like mine on the hot side. I also find that hot sauce gives it too much of a “hot sauce” flavor so I usually don’t add it.

  • Gwen 8 YEARS AGO

    Rocco’s Tacos also has the weirdest mole negro I’ve ever had in my life! Very sweet and a little soapy-tasting. I noticed the high-intensity guacamole service and am oddly gratified to know it was crappy. :) Your version sounds delightful, although I like a bit of finely chopped onion in mine. And I also love Cholula.

  • [email protected] Free Nutrtional Calculator 8 YEARS AGO

    the souce is delicious indeed

  • Rich 6 YEARS AGO

    For a little more heat without the taste of a hot sauce add a little liquid from the jalapeno jar.

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