Friday, March 18, 2011

The Best Darn Guacamole

Many years ago when we brought our first baby home from the hospital, I remember feeling like a total zombie. I was sore, sleep deprived, and somewhat overwhelmed with this "new chapter" in my life...called Motherhood.

Recently, my sister in law Darlene had a new baby. When we went to visit, I thoroughly expected to find her feeling the same way I did as a new mom. Boy, was I surprised.....

She not only looked and felt fabulous, but her house was immaculately clean. Plus, she was able to dish out the most magnificent guacamole I have ever tasted!! She has kindly shared her recipe with me.
Best Darn Guacamole

3 avocados – peeled and pitted
3 limes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tomatoes, diced (preferably Roma)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
1 teaspoon fresh salsa
Pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno. Stir in salsa. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4-5.

     She made two batches for us, and we INHALED it all. It tastes great on burgers too, by the way!

 I was also enamored with the super cool Molcajete she served it in. It's made from volcanic rock! You don't need a Molcajete to make this delicious guacamole, Darlene just used a regular bowl and spoon. It does however, make for a very authentic presentation, and it serves as very fuctional kitchen tool as well. I have seen them for sale on the Williams-Sonoma website.

Warning: Make sure you have lots of tortilla chips on hand when you try this recipe! 
This is Miley. Miley agrees that yes, this is indeed the best darn guacamole.


  1. Ugh, some guac and chips sounds really good right now.
    Also, love the new background!

  2. Thanks, Felicia! Motherhood is definitely an adjustment, but so worth it. I would not have been able to adjust so quickly without all of your help. We are going to a friends house tomorrow for a potluck dinner. The theme is mexican. I'll be bringing the guacamole as an appetizer! So easy and so good!