Without sounding arrogant, I admit that I make one heck of a MEAN guacamole. It’s chunky and flavorsome and spicy and slightly tangy, all at the same time.
I actually learned how to make guacamole while dining at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in New York City, Dos Caminos.
Typically, the guacamole here is prepared tableside and each time I’ve dined at Dos Caminos, I’ve observed their process very closely. Admittedly though, I haven’t mastered their technique, but I have a basic idea of how their guacamole is prepared.
My process is fairly simple and basic, however unlike Dos Caminos I add red onions and scallions to my guacamole.
And so this past Super Bowl, I made my version of delicious guacamole and EVERYONE loved it.
I served the guacamole in a mortar that I coincidentally won at Dos Caminos when I competed in a Guac Face Off (see here) last May.
AVOCADOS = essential fatty acids + antioxidants ==> soft skin + glowy skin + plump skin + wrinkle prevention
Too good to be true, but it is. Life is so much better with Guac!
NUTRITION: Avocados are rich in Antioxidants and are a good source of Fiber, Folic Acid, and Vitamins B6, C, E and K. In addition, they help lower cholesterol and contain anti-cancerous properties. Jalapenos are a very good source Vitamin C and a good source of Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin A. Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamins A and C. Scallions are an excellent source of Vitamin K. Lime is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
INGREDIENTS (makes 4 to 6 servings):
- California Hass Avocados – 2 (cubed)
- Lime – Juice of 2 limes
- Black Pepper – ¼ tsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Red Onion – ½ a small (finely chopped)
- Scallions – ½ cup (finely chopped)
- Jalapeno – 2 (deseeded & finely chopped… use less if you can’t handle heat)
- Fresh Cilantro – big handful (finely chopped)
- Plum Tomato – 1 (deseeded & diced)
1. Start by slicing the avocados and removing the pit.
2. Slice the avocado in both directions to form cubes.
3. Using a spoon, scoop out the cubed avocado into a mortar or large bowl.
4. Slice the limes in halves.
5. Juice the limes over the avocado and season with salt and black pepper.
6. Now chop and add the red onion, scallions, jalapeno, and cilantro.
7. Just dump it al on top.
8. Using a pestle or a buttered knife (I prefer knife), run your knife into all the ingredients. This helps the guacamole remain chunky.
9. Once everything is blended, add the tomato and gently fold it in.
10. Serve with your favorite chips, I like Food Must Taste Good’s Blue Corn Chips.
TELL ME: How do you prepare your Guac?
ER YUMMMMAY! I love guac...heck I love avocado in any form! I've been eating loads lately as fortunately it's currently the season for them in Mumbai. My only no-go for guac is if it contains cilantro! I"m having a dinner party at home next week and will try this recipe out (minus the cilantro)...I also love adding in some garlic powder!
I trust you when you say this is the BEST! It sounds delicious. I'm with K though, I would leave out the cilantro - for some reason, I got the gene that makes it taste like soap (true story!).
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
Mmmm Dos Caminos. Your version does sound good! But I like garlic in my guac though, but next time I will also try adding scallions!
Natalie G says
Ok this actually does look like the best guac! I am not a fan of cilantro so I usually skip out on that which probably doesn't make it an authentic guac anymore haha but I still love all of the other ingredients, creamy delicious goodness.
Guru Uru says
It does indeed look utterly delicious my friend, such creamy brilliance!
Choc Chip Uru
Lisa | Ravishing Hunger says
I used to eat at Dos Caminos when I traveled to NY for work and I just loved the guacamole there. Yours looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I love avocado in any form like Khushboo said. I like simple guac with no cilantro or tomato but since you said - its the best will have to try with it and see how i like your version. I normally use a fork to mash everything and fold in the rest of the ingredients. Also, in case you need to increase the portion of guac, add some greek yogurt it makes a smooth guac.
Your guacamole looks awesome. I believe it could possibly be the best! Can't wait to give this a try. Delicious snack and getting better skin at the same time? Count me in please! 😛
@Amy - thank you. Well, I may be exaggerating saying it is the "best." People would have to try it out and judge for themselves. It's so great.. delicious and good for you. Yes please. 🙂
@Dixya - You know, I'm so amazed how many people don't like cilantro, never knew that, especially Indian people. Greek Yogurt sounds like a really nice twist to guac. 🙂
@Lisa - Thanks. Dos Caminos does make the best guac.. I have yet to find a place in Manhattan that beats them.
@Natalie - haha.. yes, you can do without the cilantro, it still tastes good with all the other stuff. Jalapeno is probably the key ingredient in my opinion.
@Bianca - I have yet to try guac with garlic.. I've seen people add it, but since mine is a spin off version of Dos Caminos, I never bothered. There is always a next time. 🙂
@Parita - Ina Garten says that cilantro tastes like soap to her... awww.. that makes me so sad that there are people out there, more than I thought. Oh well, skip the cilantro. 🙂
@Khushboo - awesome.. let me know how it goes without the cilantro. I'd love to know if it turns out okay for you. Wow, I didn't know avocados were in season in Mumbai. I didn't really know they were marketed there.. interesting. Good to know. 🙂
I had the pleasure of eating this guacomole. I enjoyed tasting the different textures and the great aroma. It was a nice layers of flavor to explore JC
I have not made guacamole in for ever although I love it with all my heart 🙂 I think is the best thing ever. I should make this by the pound because everyone loves it and everyone eats tons of it when I make it. I am going to see if they have any good looking mean avocados at the market next week.
@JC - haha.. thanks girl! Love the way you put it.
@eatgood4life - I love it with all my heart too, especially since it does wonders for our skin. I hope you make this.. it's so good. Trader Joe's have good avocado. 🙂
This is the best guac recipe ever!!! I'll def try it!
@KP - Thanks! Hope you do and let me know. 🙂
OOOooooo this looks SO good! I am a huge fan of guac!
@cleaneatingveggiegirl - thanks.. it is good. Let me know how it turns out if you make this. Thanks.
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I came across this recipe by accident and tried it some months ago and LOVED it.. Today I tried another recipe to see how it might differ, and it was just not the same and didn't hit the spot. I had to come back and search for this again and I will never follow another guacamole recipe! Thank you for sharing 🙂
@Anonymous - that is so sweet of you to say, thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed this guac, thanks to Dos Caminos, I mastered it. 🙂
I love this method of making guacamole. It turned out great ! Thanks got the recipe
Best guac ever, so flavourful! Can’t make it any other way now! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Nisha 🙂
This guacamole is so good! Very flavorful and I couldn't stop eating straight from the bowl. I won't go back to making any other way. Thanks Nisha for this awesome recipe, would be making guacamole more often now.