Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I love chips and dip! That salty crunch is just so satisfying. I also enjoy a good guacamole on the side. While I was grocery shopping yesterday, I got an instant craving for guacamole. I went to the refrigerated dairy section and found many varieties/brands of guacamole. It was hard to decide so I grabbed a small container of La Mexicana Guacamole. It has a layer of salsa on the top, plus it came in a smaller container (I got the 10-ounce size) which was smaller than my other options, since I needed just a little bit. As soon as I got a chance to take a bite I was instantly disappointed and disgusted. There was a certain spice that was not satisfying and almost tasted like it had too much lemon juice in it–quite sour. I’m still on the lookout for a good store bought guacamole. In the meantime, while I continue my good-quality tasting, store bought guacamole search, here is the homemade guacamole recipe my family uses:

1 avocado, peeled, sliced, and smashed
2 tablespoons sour cream
½ teaspoon seasoning salt
A few splashes of hot jalapeño sauce
1 slice of white onion, chunked in small pieces, sautéed, optional

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
NOTE: If using the white onion, you can use it raw, however it can overpower the guacamole so I like to sauté it for a minute so it’s not so oniony, but still gives a nice flavor.

For every whole avocado you use, double the recipe. For example; if you use 2 whole avocados, use 4 tablespoons sour cream, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, 2 slices of white onion, etc.

Check back for updates while I continue my search for a ‘good-quality tasting, store bought guacamole’.

Happy Cooking!
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