Easy Guacamole Recipe

by Alice Currah on January 19, 2010. Updated January 23, 2010

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Yesterday I showed you how to make an easy pico de gallo. Today I’m introducing you to her cousin, easy guacamole. What I love about this recipe is the fact you basically make pico de gallo and add some to mashed ripened avocados. I told you it was easy! It’s like getting 2-for-1. And the guacamole is good…. really good.

True story – I’ve been making guacamole like this for years. I typically would make a batch of pico de gallo and use some of it to make guacamole. I thought I was being clever and resourceful. After all, I hadn’t seen or heard of anyone making guacamole like this. But then, I had noticed in The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook, that Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) also makes guacamole like this. Drats!  I guess I’m not as ingenious as I thought!

So if you’re looking for a great recipe for guacamole, look no further. Enjoy! [/donotprint]

Easy Guacamole Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup of easy pico del gallo {recipe is here}

1 ripe avocado – peeled and seeded

DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, mash the ripe avocado with the back of the spoon or spatula until somewhat creamy yet chunky.  Add pico de gallo and continue to mix it in until just combined.  Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite Mexican dish.  Enjoy!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

jenn January 19, 2010 at 3:33 am

Darn it. I just ate my last avocado today. I need to restock. It’s high time I make me some guac.

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Jessica @ How Sweet January 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

Love guac more than anything. Wish we had some ripe avocados around here!

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Shenandoah bed and breakfast January 19, 2010 at 8:03 am

Nice post, avocados are a super source of veggie protein. I don’t put sour cream or mayo either, but I put a little salsa in there or fresh tomato and onion. Fresh lemon juice and a little olive oil.

Best Regards,

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Kitchen Monki Dan January 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

Perfect. Have two haas avocados and was looking for a guacamole recipe. thanks!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

I can eat guacamole by the bowl! Yours looks delicious and very fresh :)

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Amanda January 19, 2010 at 10:17 am

Gorgeous pics… great recipe! This is the recipe (well, not as pretty) that my MIL told me about when I was first married. Shes been doing it that way for years and years, and I know that cause she is old. Ha! Im sorry. It is so, so wrong of my to leave a snarky comment about my MIL on your blog because I know she will never find it. So wrong. :)

Be blessed-
Amanda

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Nadia @ for the love of yum January 19, 2010 at 10:17 am

I love guacamole, I make it all the time! What a great way to have two dips with basically one recipe.

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

YUM! I think if I had to pick a favorite veggie, it would be avocado (of course, I pick the veggie with fat… It’s healthy fat, though!). Your guacamole looks amazing.

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Kate @ Savour Fare January 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Ha! I make guacamole like that too! Though I also have a “party guac” recipe I make for guests>

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Lauren January 20, 2010 at 10:48 am

That is easy =D. Sounds good to me!

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jamieofalltrades January 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Yum! My friend has told me his mother makes gauc with pomegranate seeds. I’m dying to try.

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Georgia.Pellegrini January 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I am generally a purist when it comes to guacamole, just a little lime juice, salt and pepper, and avocado, but recipe looks so colorful, I will have to give it a try!

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Kimmie January 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Oh yum…thank you for sharing.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*expecting again…from Ethiopia
(and she is about 11!)

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Lori January 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

I can’t get enough of guacamole. It’s one of those things I hated as a kid, but love as an adult. I should admit that the type I knew as a kid was that green blob they throw on taco at fast food restaurants though. Ha, ha! Of course, it is much better when homemade.

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Diane January 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Hi Alice,
I make guacamole like that too! Here’s another thing I discovered that I just love…you know how slippery it can be to mash an avocado–well, don’t cut, peel and mash it. Just grab it whole and mangle it with your two hands! It’s fun and can be a shocking little stunt to pull off in front of someone who hasn’t seen it done. After a bit of squeezing you can squirt the mashed-in-skin avocado into a bowl through the broken skin. Faster than mashing!

You have such a great site and you make such beautiful food, and are beautiful yourself–I wouldn’t be surprised to see you hosting your own cooking show soon!

Thanks for the great site!
P.S. Your autumn cake would have been #1 if I had been a judge!

Diane

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PageRank Check January 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm

good recipe sounds tasty and healthy

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Elise February 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I never picture 7-layer dip as being so cute!

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Mary March 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Thanks for the idea of putting it in a bowl, Great idea! I used to just leave it spread all over the kitchen counter and it was hard to dip chips in. Plus I had no place to sit my Martini

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mouse pen April 9, 2010 at 5:21 am

Oh, thanks for this recipe! I love guacamole but I’ve never found in the shop the one that tastes real. Now I will be able to make it myself and I sure hope it’ll be much better than the one I bought.

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harper February 8, 2011 at 7:00 am

i love avocado, its really good for your skin, can help lengthen your skin, you don’t need any facial wrinkle cream. However, if it takes time to put avocado on your face, you can eat it. The more you eat, the better your blood, and your skin will get better inside out.

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Judith March 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Dry it with dorritos! That’s how my dad & I eat it.(:

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Melisa April 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

This is how we eat it in Texas. You can also do it with salsa.

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