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Old reliable… Guacamole


Every time I make this guacamole I get asked for the recipe.  It’s a very straight forward recipe that you can’t go wrong with.  I found it in the pink plaid Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that I received not long after getting married and if you look at the page it’s on you will see lots of smudges and stains on it, the sign of a good tried and true recipe!

I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make guacamole out there, but for some reason I just haven’t strayed from this one.  If you are intimidated by cutting up an avocado don’t be.  Watch this video and try it out.  Once you do it a couple of times you’ll be a pro.  I always squeeze the lime juice over the avocado immediately after I cut it to avoid it becoming brown.  If you have trouble knowing how to pick out a nicely ripe avocado at the grocery store, don’t be afraid to ask for help.  The produce guy at my Publix knows me by name now, he’s always helping me out when it comes to picking out fruit like avocados (and cantelopes!) since I’m always worried about coming home to an over ripe or under ripe one that I can’t use.


Serve this up at your next get together with a couple of your favorite salsas and some good tortilla chips.

Aggie’s Kitchen will be closed for vacation till next week…but no worries, we’ve got a couple guests stopping by to share some recipes with you!  I’ll be hanging with the fam in beautiful Marco Island, FL…keep up with us (and what we are eating!) on Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook!

Print Recipe



  • 2 medium very ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and cut up (ripe = soft to touch, if they are hard, let sit out on counter or in open paper bag to ripen)
  • 1/2 of a small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 of 4 oz can diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 1 TB chopped fresh cilantro (or more if you are me!)
  • 1 TB lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped and seeded (to seed just halve the tomato and squeeze out juice/seeds)


  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Smash avocado with fork, mix to combine.
  2. I usually leave mine a little chunky, but mixed well.

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My favorite salsas to serve with this are Pace Salsa Verde (has a kick and is soooo good!), Jack’s Fresh Salsa, or Newman’s Own Mango Salsa.

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17 Responses to “Old reliable… Guacamole”

  1. Erica posted June 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    YUM. I love guac. This recipe looks awesome. And I couldn’t agree more, the dirtiest pages in my cookbooks contain the best recipes 🙂 Love Publix produce, its always fresh. Have a wonderful trip

  2. fittingbackin posted June 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    ooh this sounds great! Ive never thought to include chiles – great idea!

  3. bellini valli posted June 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Call it kizmit. I jist made some veggie chips and am looking for a guacamole recipe:D

  4. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) posted June 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Yummmmmmmmm! I love guacamole!! I never put tomato in mine, not sure why. 😀


  5. Jamie posted June 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I use the same recipe from the pink plaid B & G cookbook. I think you told me this was the one you use so I use it all the time too. I was always afraid of cutting an avocado until I saw it done a million times on Food Network. It is really easy to do once you try it. But I love this guacamole. When I don’t have any diced green chiles, I use a few splashes of hot sauce.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      I remember showing you the recipe for one of our get togethers! This is the same one. Sometimes I substitute fresh chopped jalapeno instead of the chilies, but for some reason I like the chilies better. This stuff is so addicting! Even Gina loves it now!

  6. carla posted June 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    it took me all these years to love guac… thank you for this yummy version!

  7. patsy posted June 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I love guacamole! Can’t wait to give your recipe a try soon.

    Enjoy your vacation!!!

  8. Mags posted June 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    It took me forever to appreciate the flavor or avocados and now I can’t get enough! Great looking guacamole recipe!

  9. peachkins posted June 7, 2010 at 4:03 am

    your guacamole looks really yummy!

  10. Jason posted June 7, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Noting beats a good guacamole!

  11. Jessie posted June 7, 2010 at 9:04 am

    home made guacamole is pure perfection! awesome guacamole recipe

  12. Maria posted June 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Mmm. One of my favorite snacks/appetizers!

  13. Sharlene posted June 7, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I was just craving guacamole last week and absolutely had to run out to the store for some avocados to satisfy my hunger pains. I’ll be enjoying leftover avocados and this recipe sometime in the near future 🙂

  14. Heidi Oehler posted February 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Oh, Making this again for family gathering for this weekend… It is requested every time!!!! Love it!!


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