This easy guacamole recipe makes two versions of tasty guacamole from one basic batch. It will please both “no-stuff in the guacamole” lovers and people who enjoy the addition of onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Make both basic guacamole and spicy supreme guacamole in minutes.
My husband adores Mexican food from tiny, hole-in-the-wall type restaurants. When we move he spends months trying new locations out looking for the perfect dining establishment.
His favorite restaurant in Reno, Nevada is scenically located between a gas station and a pet groomer. While the location lacks ambiance, it has some of the tastiest pork carnitas I have ever eaten.
And the guacamole. Oh, the guacamole!
Stuff vs. No Stuff
I divide the world into two type of people: those who like stuff in their guacamole and those who do not. I have always been a strictly lime, salt, and avocado girl; until I ordered guacamole from this tiny unassuming joint.
The World’s Best Guacamole
The guacamole was spread on a platter with homemade tortillas chips stuck into it like swarming shark fins. It was loaded with jalapeno, onions, cilantro, and tomato. It was HEAVEN.
From that day on, I skipped the entrée and always ordered the guacamole as my dinner. It was that good.
Two Way Guacamole Recipe
Our next move took us far away from Nevada and my favorite guacamole. I recreated the recipe so we could enjoy it at home.
I call my version two-way guacamole because we have a few “no-stuff in the guacamole” family members and a few who love all the additions. This recipe makes great basic guacamole and then turns half into spicy supreme guacamole.
This two-way guacamole recipe makes a great basic guacamole and then turns half into spicy supreme guacamole. Perfect for families who loved different kinds of guacamole or serving at parties.
- 4 avocados
- 1/2 tsp Salt (to taste)
- 2 tbsp Lime juice (to taste)
- 1/2 cup white onion (finely diced)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (roughly chopped)
- 1 cup tomato (diced)
- 3 tbsp jalapeño (deseeded and finely diced)
Place diced avocado into a bowl and smash using a potato masher or fork. Stir in salt and lime juice to taste.
- Remove half of the guacamole to a small serving bowl.
Stir onion, cilantro, tomato, and jalapeno into remaining guacamole.
- Serve both versions with your favorite Mexican food and tortilla chips.
I hope this easy guacamole recipe satisfies your “stuff” and “no stuff” loving family members.
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