White Girl Guacamole

guac1I had a Chilean friend who laughed and declared, “Only White people need a recipe for guacamole.” It makes me laugh to remember this absurd kitchen exchange, and I like to laugh when remembering her.

In all seriousness, guacamole is like soup – there’s a million ways to make it, and they’re all good. Here’s my “White girl” spin on guacamole. I miss you, P.

guac3Ingredients (Doubles easily, if you’re serving a crowd!)

2 ripe avocados (they should feel like peaches – a little bit of give to them, but not mushy)

2 teaspoons lime juice

1/4 cup salsa, slightly drained (hot or mild, your choice)*

1/2 teaspoon chili powder (hot or mild, hot or mild, your choice)

1/2 – 1 teaspoon cumin (start with 1/2 tsp and add more if you love the flavor it adds)

1/4 teaspoon salt


Mash avocado flesh with a pastry cutter or two forks. Immediately mix in lime juice to prevent brown oxidation. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Serve with tortilla chips and perhaps a margarita. Enjoy with friends.  🙂

*Note: Instead of using prepared salsa, feel free to dice up any combination of seeded tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, and/or cilantro – whichever of these ingredients sound good to you! Add 1/4 cup (total) to your guacamole.

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