Holy Guacamole! Print Recipe Print Recipe

This makes me happy. very happy.

What also makes me happy is seeing the expression on my husband and friends faces when they dip in.  Truth be told, it’s how I make friends.

During the summer, I’ll make a big batch of this and my husband and I will sit out on the patio, drinking corona, eating chips and guac, laughing, something crying and dreaming [aloud]. It’s the little things in life.

This also brings me back to spending weekends up on Orcas Island with my family, my dad would get really excited and make his special [guac] recipe. We’d stand around the kitchen or sit outside watching the sunset, drinking [amazing] margaritas and dipping into the guacamole until we were practically scrapping the sides just to get every last bite. Such sweet memories.

What are some of your favorite memories??

Enjoy your guacamole on or with. . .

  • Chips [of course]
  • Tacos or fajitas
  • With your morning eggs, scrambled, over easy or fried!
  • On top of toast
  • In wraps with freshly diced tomatoes
  • with a spoon. . .

How do you eat guacamole?


[Created/Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace]

Holy Guacamole Recipe

[Inspired by Barefoot Contessa]

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  • 4 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • 6-8 dashes of Tabasco
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4-5 Campari Tomatoes, seeded and diced [regular tomatoes will also work]
  • Tortilla chips – gluten-free options available!


In a medium sized bowl, add [peeled and seeded] avocados, lime juice, Tabasco, minced garlic, salt + pepper. With a [potato] masher or the back of a fork, mash until you’ve reached the desired consistency – feel free to leave it more chunky or not so chunky. When you’re done mashing, fold in the diced onions and tomatoes.

If you can wait, I’d recommend placing the prepared guacamole in the fridge for about 45 minutes before serving. If you don’t mind it room temperature or you’re in a rush, you may eat immediately.



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  • http://www.inmod.com Katie

    I eat guacamole without breathing or talking. I can’t be bothered when there’s guac in front of me!

    Also, I just received a molcajete (the one from Williams Sonoma) as a housewarming gift and it seriously makes me more excited than ever to make guac because it smushes the avocados in the most perfect way. I definitely recommend it!

    Great post for the weekend – now I want guacamole!

  • http://www.greenshannonmarie.blogspot.com Shannon Marie

    Yum! I can eat guacamole just with a spoon, no chips or anything else to ruin it. This recipe looks great, will have to try it for an upcoming potluck.


  • http://nutritionfor.us claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    I want to motorboat that guacamole. Yep, I went there. But THIS LOOKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOD. wow.

  • http://www.atxglutenfree.com/ Jessica

    I just laughed out loud to Claire’s comment above! HAHA! I would agree. Guacamole is one of my favorite things and this recipe looks splendid!

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net Brian @ A Thought For Food

    I haven’t had a single avocado this summer…and that makes me sad. This guacamole looks marvelous and I know I’d just love it! But… I also have to say that i just adore eating avocados as is… with just a touch of salt. That’s all i need.

  • Stephanie

    Beautifully photographed! Makes me want to just dig in. I noticed your recipe was adapted from Ina Garten…you should check out a recipe by her for Guacamole Salad, it is soooooo yummy!

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner


    I eat guacamole with my face! I need a diving board to be set up on the edge of that bowl, please.

  • Stephanie
  • http://heywhocutthecheese.blogspot.com/ Lauren

    This guacamole looks fantastic! I eat mine with chips… or a spoon… or with my hands *slight embarrassment*.

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ll have to try it out during our upcoming Margarita Friday celebration =)

  • http://www.colourfulpalate.com/ Charissa

    Can never get enough of this stuff!

  • http://www.myfudo.com Tres Delicious

    I love this recipe. It looks so rich.

  • http://styleyoustylemestylish.blogspot.com Sara C.

    Do you know I never had guacamole in my life??
    But i’ll definetely try it!
    Have a lovely day
    Sara C.

  • Linda Baker

    Love your memories, I have them too!! Love you

  • http://www.southerncharmnola.com/ Liz @ Southern Charm

    Yum!! I want. Now.

  • http://jdbymisa.blogspot.com Marti

    This guacamole looks fabulous and delicious, I’ll have to try your recepie. I love guacamole with chips and omlettes

  • Toni

    My boyfriend and I made this tonight for a get together. We used half the amount of tomato and onion so it would be more avocado-ee. It was yummy and everyone loved it! Thanks!

  • sam

    WAIT HOLD THE PHONE! Vegetables are gluten free!? no shit!