Try my guacamole dip recipe. It's probably a little different from what you've had in the past. It doesn't have lime juice or cilantro. My dad wouldn't allow it when we had our restaurant. And I think he was right. This is way better, but enough of the bragging.
Don't you just love good guacamole? Well I'm going to show you how to make the most delicious tasting guacamole you have ever had.
It all starts with the right ingredients and that means specifically avocados.
Depending on the time of year, you will find different kinds of avocados. Hass avocados are really the best as they tend to be more flavorful and oily instead of watery. This guacamole dip recipe will taste the best if you useHass avocados!
When picking out tomatoes, try and find the more flavorful ones. Those that are home grown are absolutely the best and would be your number one choice. Of course growing your own isn't always possible. At the grocery store look for vine ripened tomatoes. They usually taste quite good.
Combine the tomatoes, chile, and onion on a cutting board and chop until the ingredients are fine. Scoop out the avocados and place in a bowl and add the tomato mixture. Mash with a potato masher. Add salt and hot sauce to taste.
Some people add lemon or lime juice to their guacamole. In some cases people do it to keep the guacamole from turning brown. We felt it changed the flavor too much. We chose not to disguise that wonderful avocado flavor and instead made our guacamole more frequently.
You can also try leaving the avocado pits in the guacamole to help keep the dip from turning brown. Just remember to remove them before serving.
Try making guacamole with and without lemon and see what you like better. Don't be afraid to experiment a little with this guacamole dip recipe. But after you try it both ways I will wager that you will choose to make it without the lemon or lime juice.
Here is a little tip. If your guacamole does turn a little brown after sitting out a while you can just skim off the top layer and it will be just as good as new. It's the exposure to air that turns it brown, the same way a sliced apple turns brown when left out.
This dip is an absolute must for chicken fajitas as well as the top of your enchiladas, inside your tacos or enjoy it all by itself with chips!
Click here to watch my How To Make Guacamole video on YouTube.
Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.
I have the apple/corer/peeler and it made perfect slices in no time. Thank you so much for your wonderful step by step instructions and for the video. Much appreciated. Lucky me! :)
Hi! I just wanted to say that your tortilla recipe/video is pretty much the greatest thing ever! I'm a college student, so it's a really great/cheap thing to make. They're especially good with butter, honey, and brown sugar.
I just have to make sure my family doesn't find out I stopped using the family tortilla recipe! Ha! Thanks again!
Queens, New York
I just have to write to you and admit something! I'm preparing your spanish rice recipe at the moment AND....I want to thank you!
I had actually given up on making Spanish rice! No one, or no recipe, until YOURS, ever said to actually BROWN the rice so much.! I think thats the taste difference!
Thank YOU so much. I followed your recipe exactly,..and it is absolutely wonderful!
-Martha MacDonald from
Just to let you know that I found your website and love it. We have very limited Mexican produce in Australia and I am enjoying making your recipes.
I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now. We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.
-Wendy Sachse from
Rockin' Robin, you truly rock! I live in china right now, far, far away from my beloved Mexican food. Finding ingredients is hard enough, learning how to make everything from scratch no longer is with your recipes.
Though I've only tried your tortilla recipe, I will certainly be coming back to your site to make retried beans and Spanish rice!
My tortillas were awesome, best yet, thanks for giving us a night of Mexican food all the way over here in China!
-Erin from Santa Barbara, California
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I stumbled upon your website today as I searched the web for flour tortilla recipes. I made these just after viewing your video, and five of us devoured them.
SO DELICIOUS. And easy to make! I am most grateful to you for this simple, tasty recipe. Your video was a useful tutorial.
I've not attempted to make tortillas prior to making yours, though we often eat tortillas. We're vegetarians, so I was looking for a recipe which used canola oil instead of lard. You delivered. Merci.
WOW! What a great website. Love how you show what to do and how it is supposed to look. Definitely in my favorites folder.
-Terri M from Florida Keys
- Where good Mexican food is hard to find.
Just made your enchilada sauce recipe and that's what I've been looking for. I like the fact it has a little heat but not too much so my kids will eat it. Thank you for posting the recipe. i am turning leftover turkey into turkey enchiladas tonight but the star is really the sauce. Thanks again.
-Tony Starks, California