Recipe of the Month: Top Secret Guacamole!


Fun fact about me: It took me 14 years to learn to like avocados.  I know.  And honestly? I still don’t like them plain – I think it’s a texture thing.


I’m so glad I kept giving this guacamole a try, because now it’s one of my favourite late night snacks.  This is my husband’s family’s recipe (have I mentioned how amazing my mother-in-law is in the kitchen?), and if I was going to be dubbed an honorary Latina, I needed to learn how to make this.  So now, with my husband’s blessing, I pass along our famous guacamole recipe to YOU!

Top Secret Guacamole Recipe

4 ripe avocados
1 plum tomato, diced
1 tbsp finely chopped white onion
approx 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
salt to taste (best guess is 1/4 tsp to start)
juice of 1/2 a lime (you might need more)

You’ve guessed it – a lot of this recipe is “to taste”.  I’m sorry, there’s not much better I can do to measure it other than give you my best measurements of how I make this.  Start by smashing the avocados in a bowl, and add in the diced tomato slowly (start with half, stir it, and if it looks like you could get one piece of tomato on each chip, you’re good.  If not, add more).  Add in the onion, cilantro, and salt.  At this point, give your guac a taste with a tortilla chip.  If it’s not salty enough, add more in a tiny little bit at a time (like 1/8 tsp!) and stir it, and taste again.  Once you’ve determined the seasoning, add in your lime juice.  Again, stir and taste with a tortilla chip.  If you need more, add more.  It should be slightly sour without being pucker-worthy.


About this series:  The food series was born out of my love of food – and my desire to share my kid friendly, husband approved recipes with all of you!  If you need the full story, I talk about why I started this series in the first place over here.  Every month in my newsletter, I release a new recipe – that same day, I will make public last month’s recipe here on this blog.  So, even if you’re afraid of another email in your inbox (don’t be, I promise I’m not annoying!) you can have access to a new thing to try.  If you ever give it a whirl, please let me know in the comments how it went for you and your family!  I look forward to sharing this little part of my life with you all!