Mar 192014
 

Ok, so maybe it’s not world famous, but it is mighty tasty.

Have I mentioned that Chris and I are addicted to Mexican food?  We’ve both always loved it, but when we were in Old Town San Diego last April and had a taste of the most amazing Mexican food that either one of us has ever tried, we just can’t seem to get enough.

We were at a local Mexican restaurant not too long ago and got table-side guacamole (which is where they come make it fresh at your table) and we watched carefully as the guac was made so that we could replicate the recipe at home.  And that’s just what we did.  Now Chris makes guac for us at home all the time!

Here’s what goes into it:

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He starts by scooping the insides of the avocado into a bowl:

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Once the avocado was scooped out, he mashed it up and added a couple of chopped cloves of garlic.

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Next up, Chris chopped and added an onion:

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Then, he chopped up the outside of a couple of tomatoes & mixed them in.

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Lastly, he added a little salt & pepper and then mixed everything together.

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Of course, we serve it with chips.

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And that’s it. Easy peasy. Have you ever made your own guacamole?

  107 Responses to “Chris’s World Famous Homemade Guacamole”

  1. Also I like to add sour cream in my bowl for added taste. Muy Bueno

  2. The one thing I miss most about living in Texas and California is good Mexican food. Growing up in Texas, I was spoiled by the amazing TexMex cuisine, and I am now a bit of a “Mexican food snob”!

  3. Love the picture of Chris cutting onions. Is he really crying? Cause boy the other day I was chopping onions and my eyes were tearing up so bad! Gosh! Anyway, thanks for this easy recipe. I LOVE guacamole but never had it made at our table at a restaurant. Looks awesome!

  4. Looks easy and delicious. Totally pinned when we want to make guacamole again. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Haha, look at his face chopping the onion! He’s too funny. I haven’t had guacamole in a long time, but this is pretty simple to make so I’ll have to give it a go sometime.

  6. I have not, but my son’s mother-in-law does and it’s so delicious homemade!!

  7. I make it all the time. Nothing like fresh. I only buy Vidalia or Red onions in my house, since I’m as big of a cry baby as Chris when it comes to cutting the regular ones. I add a squeeze of lime to mine too (keeps it from browning, and I’m the only one in my house that eats it).

  8. I just LOVE fresh guacamole and it is really easy to make.

  9. Nothing like some great guac. And a husband that cooks is a keeper for sure!

  10. Chris makes guac like my hubby. Lots of extras in there. Nothing like it in the world when its fresh!

  11. looks really good! I could go for some right now, except that I have zero of the ingredients. not even an onion in this house

  12. I LOVEEEEEE fresh homemade guacamole. I could eat a whole bowl on my own. It’s just THAT delicious. This looks amazing and probably tastes as good as it looks with all those fresh ingredients.

  13. I think it’s been years since I made some, but yes, I’ve made it. The boyfriend doesn’t like guac so now I don’t get to have it much. Boo hiss.

  14. that’s how i make mine! i’ve only been eating it for 5 years. i used to hate it!!

  15. I need a good guac recipe. lol I havent found one that I like yet.

  16. I’m very boring with my guac. I like a little onion and LOTS of tomatoes. It’s simple, but people clean it out at a party!

  17. I really enjoy guacamole. It has to be chunky, though. This looks like a great recipe, will have to try it. Thanks.

  18. In all seriousness.. I like how he cuts the tomato! I can never cut a tomato and make it look pretty! Now I have learned something.. I would also love to compare San Diego’s mexican food to San Antonio’s Mexican food! We moved down here a few years ago and could not get enough.. our bellies got enough.. hence the growing size of them!

  19. We are big Mexican food eaters in our house as well. We make guac all the time, and it’s my absolutely favorite ‘snack’. My sister also makes homemade salsa, so the combo of them both – yum! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  20. I love avocado! I can eat them with a spoon. Your guacamole is like I make it..if I have it I add cilantro. Yum!

  21. I love that it has tomatoes in it. I can’t catch on to the avocado craze, I just don’t like it!!

  22. Oh wow! That guacamole looks amazing! I first tried an avocado a couple of years ago and I like eating them sliced on sandwiches. I’ve not tried to make guacamole yet but this recipe sounds simple and delicious — pinning for later!

  23. I’ve never made guacamole. My husband loves it, though.

  24. We have a restaurant here that makes fresh guac at your table if you want them to. I’ve never though to carefully watch them so we can replicate it.

  25. Fresh guacamole is so good! Plus, it’s one of the most nutritious snacks you can have. We all love it in my family.

  26. This sounds great. I shared your recipe with my followers!

  27. Yummy, we love good guacamole! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  28. I love Mexican food and I loooove guacamole! You’re so lucky your husband makes it for you! I usually make my own using an Ina Garten recipe but I’ll have to try this one out.

  29. Rick is from San Diego and says that all the time about the Mexican food. He always is complaining about living here in WA and the Mexican food. LOL

    I love Guacamole!

  30. LOVE guacamole! I like to eat it with chips or I also mix it with some rice, black beans and corn. YUM-O!

  31. guacamole is my favorite. I am printing out his recipe to try.

  32. Yummy & Made With Garlic Has To Be Good!!

  33. I’ll take extra tomatoes in mine please! Looks fabulous.

  34. I never seem to add enough garlic to mine. That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  35. To make it TEX-MEX add CIlantro and squeeze some lime. It is Delicioso.

  36. I love avocados a ton! And guac is the best dish, just had it for lunch. Thanks for sharing!

  37. We love guacamole! My husband makes it all the time! Yum … now I want some for dinner tonight.

  38. I love me some guacamole! I made my own for the first time a while back. Now I do it each time we make tacos or nachos!

  39. *drooling*
    I am addicted to lime flavoured tortilla chips and I usually eat them plain. but now….I’m totally trying this. this is enough to eat an entire bag of chips, right? :)

  40. Looks really delicious. I have never tried making gucamole, this looks so easy and tasty!

  41. I love guacamole but have never tried making it at home for some reason. This will definitely get me started!

  42. Yum! I season mine with red onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Can’t wrong with guac :)

  43. My husband is a huge guacamole fan, he loves it! Your recipe looks great, homemade is the best :)

  44. There’s nothing better than homemade guacamole! This would make a great recipe for Cinco de Mayo next month! I loved the pics – thanks for sharing!

  45. Oh I love a good guac recipe!! I could eat it until I turned green.

  46. I have but I don’t do tomatoes because I break out in little hives all over my arms and face. I have found it taste great with just the onions garlic and salt and peper.

  47. I add lime juice and some Red Hot or Sriracha. Yum!

  48. That looks tasty! We never add tomato to our guacamole, but we have tried several variations on our normal recipe and they have all turned out tasty.

  49. Yummy! This looks soooo good. We are huge fans of Mexican food as well and eat it all the time. I usually just mash up avocado with lime juice and salt & pepper, but I’ll have to try it sometime like this!

  50. Fresh guacamole sounds so good right now but I want to wait until tomatoes are more in season. I can’t tell if Chris is using a spoon in the picture, but I have found that the fastest and cleanest way to get it all out of the skin is to run a spoon between the flesh and the skin. The curve of the spoon works so well with the curve of the avocado that it just all comes right out of the skin, especially if they are nice and ripe. A tablespoon works better than a teaspoon.

  51. There is a Mexican restaurant here that we LOVE! but refuse to get the fresh guac because it’s $8 plus tip. A little outrageous if you ask me. My sister in law makes a delicious guac too. We tried to replicate it ourselves (with her detailed instructions) and it didn’t turn out so hot. We will definitely have to give this a go too. I love that you added in garlic. Yum!

  52. Yum! Looks so delicious. I love, love guacamole. This post makes me excited to make some of my own!

  53. We love guacamole. And I get so disappointed if I order some and it is not up to par! I have made it a couple of times but I never got it the way I like it.

  54. I admit it Guacamole is something i’ve never had a taste for but it does look good for those who do eat it.

  55. Give it a little kick by using some Rotel with Green Chilis instead of fresh tomato, and give it a squeeze of lime juice.

  56. I’m sad to say that I use a mix to make my guacamole. However, we have started our own little twists to the mix. Maybe one day we’ll make it without the mix.

  57. We love homemade guacamole. We actually have a really traditional family recipe on my husband’s side of the family that tastes delicious.

  58. I just made guacamole last night! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE guacamole and how easy and delicious it is.

  59. That looks really yummy! Thank you for sharing this!

  60. Homemade guacamole is a staple in our house! We add fresh cilantro, lime juice, and kosher salt. AMAZING!

  61. Yum! I have a new found love for avocados so I will try this.

  62. I have been CRAVING Guacamole! This recipe looks simple to follow and that Guacamole looks yummy <3

  63. Looks super good but its missing jalapenos ;) I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that takes the seeds out of the tomato for quac! I thought I was weird!

  64. I”m not a fan of guacamole but I think it’s cool that Chris is creating a recipe with such care.

  65. I have never made this before,To be honest i am not that keen on avocado.
    Its great that you can enjoy fresh homemade anytime you like and the recipe looks nice and simple.

  66. Guacamole is one of my favorite things to eat! I am so glad you shared this ultra yummy and fresh recipe!

  67. yummy, love guacamole! My recipe is similar except I squeeze lemon juice over the top of mine.

  68. I am a huge guacamole fan! I love to make it. Mine is super simple though, avocado, lemon juice, and tony chachere’s LOL

  69. This is too perfect. I was looking for a guac recipe yesterday! Thanks!

  70. Ewww, I don’t like guacamole! LOL! But my best friend does, sharing this with her! :)

  71. I have not only never made guacamole – I never really had it either. Except once along time ago I tried a little when it came included in something we got.

    recently I love avocados though so maybe I would like it – it does look easy – maybe I’ll try it sometime – thanks for the recipe

  72. Looks delicious and not too hard to make. I have to get my husband to have a little fun in the kitchen once and awhile and see what great things he can come up with.

  73. I have not made guacamole. I tried but I let the avocados ripen too much. I would like to try it though for sure!!

  74. I love guacamole but have never made my own. I will definitely give this a try, it looks so easy. I love adding Guacamole to my veggie burgers – it ads a lot of flavor.

  75. I don’t eat much guacamole, I’ll need to try this recipe – it looks delish!

  76. I have recently acquired a love for Guacamole. This looks so fresh and delicious!

  77. I love putting hot peppers in my Guac! It’s so yum. Yours looks great, I love the nice big pieces of onion. The chunkier the better

  78. Never had this before, but it sounds good!

  79. I like to add cumin and a bit of hot sauce to my guacamole. If I don’t have any tomatoes on hand I’ll add some hot salsa instead. Love Guacamole.

  80. Guacomole is something I can eat and I love it so much. I need to try this recipe since I have never made it myself. Thanks Chris!

  81. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Totally craving guacamole right now :)

  82. Oh oh oh – I love guacamole! I could eat an entire bowl myself. LOL.

  83. Can Chris come over and cook for my family? I love guacamole and that does look tasty!

  84. I love guacamole and love homemade guacamole even more! I wish I had some right now with chips!

  85. I love avocados but do not like the guac. I know. Weird.

  86. I love guacamole so I would love to try your hubby’s recipe… Plus avocados are healthy for us.

  87. I’m not a fan of guacamole, but I will pass this along to my sister who does like it.

  88. Yum! Chris’s face when he was chopping the onion- haha. I’ve made guac once. I should really make it more often!

  89. So many people like guacamole…definitely not me :( But will share it for my friends who do love it.

  90. We really love guacamole! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Will try it out for sure!

  91. What skill! What talent! You must be so proud! Looks delicious!

  92. Sounds delicious! I’m allergic to avocado but totally eat it anyway sometimes so I may have to sneak some of this.

  93. That sounds amazing. I think I will make that this weekend with my son.

  94. My family loves, loves, loves guacamole. It’s so easy to make and so delicious!

  95. I love guacamole but mine never turns out right! This looks way better than mine ever does. :)

  96. This looks incredible! I don’t usually add onions to mine, though. Picky little eaters. :)

  97. Looks really yummy. I do make a mean guacamole too. Enjoy!

  98. Oh that Guac looks super good!

  99. I love guacamole. I make it all the time.

  100. I used to not care for avocados, but now I love them! I can’t eat this right now (we’re on basically a paleo diet). Each week we’re adding new things into our diet, so soon I can try it. It looks good!

  101. *BTW thanks for the vote for my nephew! I really appreciate it.

  102. That looks so fresh and tasty. I love homemade sauces and dips. They’re so much better than store bought.

  103. No, but it looks simple (and delicious) to make! I love Mexican food, too. :)

  104. I don’t really care for guacamole so I have never even thought about making it. A few of my family members like it, yours looks easy enough I might make it for them.

  105. I love this. Guacamole is a fantastic snack and healthy too!!!!!

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