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… 

Guacamole Seasoning Blend

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 avocado-shaped confetti*  Let’s do this!

Freaking Fabulous Guacamole

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!

add-ins
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.
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.

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Katie Arnold

Ohhhh man….

Nicole

YUM!

Kristen McGuire

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! 😉

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

They’re like giant kids… =) We’ll have to start making a plate to photograph and a plate to send them away with!

Nichole C

OMG, I will be making this!! I love love love guac! Thanks for sharing

MizFit

___>whispers<___ I cant stand guac 🙂 Theres no hope for me, is there? 🙂

Kayla

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

Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog

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!

calee himes

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”

Lauren @Oatmeal after Spinning

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!

Liz @ Southern Charm

Guac on a sweet potato?? I need to try this!

Kristin@My Mission Impossible

My very fav!! I just love it and could eat it on everything and anything! Do you keep the pit in it too so it doesn’t turn? It helps a lot…can’t wait to try this!

Cat Bowen

that title was pure genius. pure, sheer, genius.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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

Sarah Bulmer

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!

KelloggsFiberPlusKati

Love the guac! Looks absolutely delicious and what a fun way to add a little flavor (and even a bit of fiber!) to oh so many foods! Yum!

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amber moore

I love Guac… Its amazing!!! I can’t wait to make this recipe!!!

Jamie @Thrifty Veggie Mama

I LOVE guacamole. And I just happen to have 2 avocados that need to be used up!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Yay! I’m making another batch tonight! It’ll almost be like we’re sharing a bowl 😉 mwah!

Slim Pickins Kitchen

Ha! Gauc this way…that’s awesome!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Haha! Yes go buy the green stuff! It’s available online too if your stores don’t carry it. I found it at Target, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods and sometimes Whole Foods has it too. Random places will carry it too =)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

bahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Do you grow your own cilantro!? I always try to but it dies on me every time. Prob b/c sometimes i accidentally dump my coffee in it instead of water… 😉 glad you like the recipe!!! eee!

Veronica Miles

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!!

Bethany

This is just what I was looking for. Thanks for a great recipe!

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