"Guac This Way" Guacamole Recipe

We can't go naming our blog with a guac-related pun and not share my guacamole recipe as one of the first posts, now can we?  I created this guacamole recipe as the perfect mix of everything I love in my guac (while leaving out some of the things I don't), and it's gotten the thumbs up from everyone who has tried it.  I never get tired of hearing someone say "You know, I normally don't like guacamole, but this stuff is delicious!"  It's definitely a crowd-pleaser, so be sure to make a big batch - and be prepared to get asked to make it again and again!

The ingredients are a mix of fresh and jarred, but you certainly could go the extra mile and put in fresh cilantro or your own salsa.  One day when I have some time on my hands, I'd like to make some tomatillo salsa to use in this dip, but for now the Goya brand works very well.  Same goes for the cilantro paste from Gourmet Garden - you could chop your own cilantro, but the paste blends in perfectly.

This guac recipe gets made at least once a week in our house.  It's perfect as a side or topper to tacos or black bean casserole - and also as a meal all its own because we're adults and can choose to do that sort of thing.  Like most dips, the beauty of the recipe is that you can tweak it to your personal preferences.  I'm sure many guacamole lovers would feel the need to add tomatoes and onions to this as well.  We prefer this smooth texture, but we go heavy on the fresh garlic and the spice!

The Tostito's Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips are our favorite chip to eat this with - sturdy enough to handle the weight and with a good crunch.

"Guac This Way" Guacamole Recipe

  • 2 large (or 3-4 small) ripe avocados
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  •  juice of 1 large lime
  • 3 tsp cilantro paste
  • 2 tsp jalapeno juice
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup salsa verde
Scoop out the avocado pulp into a large bowl.  Add in grated garlic, fresh lime juice, cilantro paste, jalapeno juice and garlic salt and mash well, leaving some avocado chunks.  Mix in salsa verde a little at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.  

Let us know if you try it out and how you make this recipe your own!  Enjoy!  

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