Rock Out with Your Guac Out!

I did it.  I swore I’d never have the patience for it… swore it was against my religion to do so… promised myself it needed to happen organically, without an inkling of structure but…
I finally measured out the ingredients for my guacamole mix!!!  

Wait — what did you think I was going to say?  Holy cow people!  
Anyways, I did it.  In a shot-glass no less, and endured the most judge-y of eye-brow raises from my husband just so I could finally give you guys an accurate description of how I take an avocado and turn it into something undeniably wonderful.  Something that not only has to be licked clean from the bowl, but also any surface it touches.  Like the fork you’ll use to mash it.  I used to mash my avocados with a butter knife.  But licking them was a tad dangerous =)  And here I go again on a lovely tangent.  Jenn and knives: a recipe for disaster.  Though lately the bulk of my injuries are from things like running into the frame of my bed, getting overzealous with the scissors, and poking myself in the eye with a mascara wand.  Wait! Crap! Guacamole!  We were talking about guacamole!  After all, it’s NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY!  *throws confetti*  Let’s do this!
Freaking Fabulous Guacamole
[serves two]

what’s in it?
1 jumbo, ripe HAAS Avocado
3 tablespoons of Mrs. Renfro’s Green Salsa [or your favorite jar of salsa verde!]
3-5 tablespoons of chopped, ripe tomato
1/4 tsp of lime juice for a fruity burst of acidity

plus add the seasoning blend below and any of the below add-ins that rock your socks!

chopped red onion
fresh, diced jalapenos
fresh cilantro

DIY Guacamole Seasoning Blend [for one large avocado]
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried minced onion [or onion powder]
a pinch of cumin, to taste
1/4 tsp dried cilantro [love this brand!]
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt

guac this way!

Combine all ingredients, minus the tomatoes.  Mash to desired consistency, top with diced tomatoes and dig in!  I like mine on the chunkier side — It sticks to the chips better.  And my ribs =)  Serve up with crispy corn tortilla chips and crunchy veggies of dollop on top of tacos… nachos… anything your heart desires!

so… how was it?

AMAZING! Duh! The photos came out a little less than stellar because I had a very anxious Marine drooling over the bowl while I tried to get the perfect shot.  What we lack in patience we make up for in freaking amazing guacamole.  It’s a gift and a curse, really.
wanna save some for later?  Squirt a teeny bit of lime juice into the guac and slap the leftovers on a square of saran wrap.  Wrap the leftover guacamole like a burrito, pressing out air as you seal it into a little pouch.  This will prevent it from oxidizing and changing colors in your fridge.  Enjoy it slapped on a savory stuffed sweet potato for dinner or dig in the following day.  Though with a small batch like this, leftovers are pretty much nonexistent. You’ll practically lick the bowl.  Ok you’ll definitely lick the bowl!
Your homework?  Go make some guac today!  I’m off to plop myself in front of the fan with Bullet the Ferret — our AC is broken and fall weather hasn’t exactly kicked in yet.  I’m melting.

Happy National Guacamole Day!


  1. Kristen McGuire says

    Oh, how I love guacamole. And Brandon never has patience while I take my food pictures … which is one of the reasons why they never look that great haha! πŸ˜‰

  2. Kayla says

    AHHHHH-mazing !! I’ve basically made the same – with the exception that I used like the fresh cilatro leaves (however that’s because I love the kick it gives), and I used minced garlic (once again – mainly because I’m garlic-obsessed). However – I actually love the measurements, because I actually made a batch of this and like quadroupbled the recipe and put it in a wee jar for when I make future batches! (And it’s a great seasoning anyways ?!) Thanks Jenn! xo

  3. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog says

    How did I not know it was National Guacamole Day?!?!? Guac is absolutely one of my most favorite foods. Can’t wait to try your recipe – it’s pretty different than mine, but sounds delicious!

  4. says

    omg. rock out with your … guac out. So I think you’re like the only person that would appreciate that one of my workout playlists (for heavier workouts, with harder songs) is called “boner jamz”

  5. says

    Guac is one of the best things in life. Ahhh I could eat it every day… for ever meal. I’ll have to try your recipe next time- I usually just mash up an avocado and add some onion, salt and tomato and lime juice. Simple and great. But- your spices.. yum. I’m on it!

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says

    I am such a plain jane guac eater. I add one small tomato to one avocado then add some garlic and salt. That’s it! I should try this though

  7. Sarah Bulmer says

    i love your crazy healthy recipes! and i added avocados and that green salsa stuff (im too lazy to scroll up to see the name) to my shopping list for tomorrow. woohoo!

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  9. Veronica Miles says

    Loved the recipe for the spice blend! Hubby thought it had a bit to much salt however it was perfect for me, I’m always adding more salt to the guac I get at restaurants. Thanks so much, this will will forever be my staple for guacamole from now on!!

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