I don’t kid around when it comes to guacamole. I already have some fun variations on guacamole on the blog (see my festive pomegranate guacamole and kale guacamole). However, when I brought some basic guacamole over to my friend’s house for a Mexican-themed dinner, my friends kept gushing about it. When I heard, “I wish I could make guacamole this good,” I knew I had to share it.
So here is my fool-proof, authentic guacamole recipe that beats my favorite Mexican restaurant’s. I’m sharing it with you today because Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, and also because we’re throwing an online baby shower for two of my blogger pals, Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks. After much trial and tribulation, they have adopted adorable Larson. My heart melts every time he appears in my Instagram or Facebook feeds. They live in Indianapolis, so we’re celebrating virtually from around the country, but I’m dying to meet the little guy!
The theme of the shower is healthy snacks, and I know Sonja and Alex will approve of guacamole. There’s no funny business in this guac—no mayo or sour cream or mashed peas. Just avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, salt, and one special ingredient that you’ll read about below. That’s all you need for awesome guacamole. Read on for the recipe, extensive guacamole tips (like I said, I take guac seriously), and links to other healthy snacks.