7.21.2010

Elle Can't Cook: Guacamole

This week's recipe is super easy, doesn't involve cooking (yay!) and is a great summer snack. Years ago I tried guacamole and HATED it. I avoided it for many years up until this spring. I tried it at Rosa Mexicano and had to make my own instantly!
Here's how I make mine:
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped fine
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt pepper to taste
  • Add jalapenos if you want a little kick.


Mix the ingredients. Eat with tortilla chips, baked tortillas, or even pita bread.
A close up of the guacamole. One of the blogs I read said she used olive oil as her special ingredient--if that's you, please let me give you credit.

What's YOUR recipe for guacamole? What's your secret ingredient?

35 comments:

  1. Oh how i love guacamole. I could seriously eat it breakfast/lunch/dinner... is that weird?
    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  2. I am such a fan of guacamole and we often make it in my house! I use as an extra a bit of soya sos...It adds a great feel to it:) This looks amazing:)
    Kisses,sweetie

    ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY, so please join in:) ...I bet you will enjoy it!!!

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  3. YUMMY!!! I just recently got into guacamole. I think the tomatoes and onions do wonders for it!!! Thanks for the recipe!! :)

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  4. Love me some guac! My faves are cilantro and lime juice. A dash of cumin and cilantro is good too!

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  5. Thanks! Been wondering how to make Guacamole.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  6. I looooove guacamole...although I don't cook (my husband is a chef). Could you make some for me? :) This looks awesome, I'm going to send it to my husband and maybe we can make it together!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE guacamole! I'm going to have to get stuff to make it today :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! I adore guacamole! My mouth is already watering!

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  9. Mmmm. I absolutely adore guacamole. Your recipe looks delicious! I think I'm going to have to whip up a batch this weekend!

    travelinggirlwithdog.blogspot.com

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  10. Mmmm....I make a version of this exact recipe! Looks great :) Thanks for support my blog, I appreciate it! xx

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

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  11. I've been wanting to make one myself!:D

    This looks so refreshing and satisfying, I'm now craving for some!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  12. I love guacamole! - Avocados have too much of water content and they don't make good, creamy guacamole.

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  13. You had me at ''no cooking''! ;D This is a fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  14. I've never tried guacamole, but after seeing this recipe I'm def. going to have to! It looks delicious-perfect for summer!

    Thank you so much for the comment! I don't really have a method-I'm just trying to pay more attention to the amount and the content of what I eat. So.


    Lindsey Soup

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  15. I never ate guacamole, shame on me but it looks really yummy!

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  16. that looks good :) i love avocados

    aubreehaleoh.blogspot.com

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  17. I am a huge fan of the guac too! I consider its own food group. Boudros in San Antonio has perhaps the best guac I have tasted in my travels across the US. A must if you are traveling in Texas.

    KB
    http://redcarpetcloset.blogspot.com/

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  18. MMM I love a good serving of guacamole... especially paired with some fresh tortilla chips and a margarita. Never heard about using olive oil. I'll have to try that!

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  19. Gotta love good guac! I unfortunately have a phobia of cilantro!

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  20. So funny, I've been asking friends for good guacamole recipes lately. Will definitely have to try this one!! It looks delish :)

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  21. i love love love guacamole. i know there are a lot of things in this world that i have not tried, but it just blows my mind that some people have never tried it!! :)

    i make mine with garlic salt and pepper. that's it. simple and delicious.

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  22. more food. oh gosh, it looks so yummy

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  23. Guacamole is one of my favorite things in the world. If I'm feeling particularly lazy I think it's just as good with just a mashed up avocado with some lime juice and salt! I'll call it "Guacamole for Cheaters" voila!

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  24. I realize that guac should be easy to make, but every time I've tried it's been such a fail... Time to try again, because this looks fab!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. I think I make mine almost the same way except no tomatoes and my secret ingredient is Tabasco sauce!!! also add tons of fresh ground pepper

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  26. YUM! i absolutely love guacamole. everytime i try to make it though, the final product turns out to be a complete disaster. thanks for this recipe! i'll have to try it out.

    p.s, i love your name! it reminds me of elle magazine, and legally blonde. both are things i adore! :)

    xoxo
    SWEATshirt/DRESSshirt

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  27. I couldn't leave a comment on your new post about dry shampoo so I am leaving it here:)

    I am so going to try that foam one....Sounds really good:) Thanks for sharing sweetie:)

    Kisses
    ps: I hope you had a change to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

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  28. That looks absolutely delicious! Now you have me craving some guac :) I would totally make some right now too if I had any avocados in the house. I sometimes add sour cream to mine for a creamier effect.

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  29. i love guacamole! great easy recipe :)

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  30. that looks incredible! Now i'm totalllly craving this. Hmm..maybe for dinner?

    xx,
    Helena
    www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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  31. That looks so good! I use a similar recipe when I make my guacamole. I usually use shallots instead of white onion and sometimes I puree my guacamole in my food processor, depending on my mood.

    http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love love love guacamole. This one looks awesome! Rosa Mexicano definitely makes a good one too

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