The most delicious guacamole EVER.

It’s always a good idea to have a good guacamole recipe up your sleeve and this one is seriously the best- fantastic, zesty flavor with an awesome secret ingredient to helps take the guacamole to the next level. It’s a healthy snack for any celebration or game day!

Guacamole. Who doesn’t love it? Actually, J doesn’t love it. But I’m perfectly ok with that because that means more guacamole for me!

It's always a good idea to have a good guacamole recipe up your sleeve and this one is seriously the best- fantastic, zesty flavor with an awesome secret ingredient to helps take the guacamole to the next level. It's a healthy snack for any celebration or game day!

I didn’t grow up eating a large amount of avocados. I’m not really sure why. They aren’t exactly cost efficient in this part of the country (to my knowledge avocados don’t generally grow in places that are freezing for at least half of the year). But as I’ve gotten older, these have really made their way into my diet. Part of that enthusiasm may be from joining a family of great people who live in California and have access to plenty of fresh and delicious avocados.

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When J and I were first dating, he took me to Las Vegas to go on a houseboating trip with a group of his our friends. Our dear friend Angie introduced me to the concept of avocado on a burger. Though I was aware of it, I’d never actually tried it. I was hooked. Also, my mother-in-law usually slices avocado into her salads (which are always really delicious, like everything else that she cooks). Avocado pretty much kept finding it’s way into my diet, and I’m very happy about that. In a pinch I like to cut it in half, squeeze some lemon (or lime) over it and a little salt and pepper and go to town. But when I have a little more time and some extra ingredients, I love throwing together a delicious guacamole.

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Everyone has their own ideas about what makes an amazing guacamole. There are so many takes on it, and that’s really the beauty of this recipe- like most recipes that I post, there are any number of variations and avenues you can take with it, and it generally turns out pretty delicious. For me, it’s all about having a nice balance between the fresh veggies, the citrus flavor that the lime adds, a bit of heat from the jalapenos, a few bits of spices that I randomly throw in, and one special, secret ingredient. Tequila.

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You’re probably reading this and scratching your head  thinking “Tequila? isn’t that what you’re supposed to drink or shoot along side your guacamole?” And to that I say- yes! Drink it! Tequila is delicious, albeit dangerous (I still stand by my original stance of delicious, but then I’m pretty good about knowing my limits…most of the time). I don’t know what it is but a very small amount of tequila, as in maybe a half shot for every three avocados, is almost like the magical tie that binds all of these delicious ingredients. I promise, you won’t taste the booze- it’s such a small amount that you throw in. The purpose is not to get drunk (though if you want to, I encourage you to splurge on a nicer tequila ad add much more that I do- there is very little in this recipe). On the flip side, if you decide to leave it out, rest assured, this guacamole will still be delicious.

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The Most Delicious Guacamole EVER

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  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 good size jalapeno, diced (if you like it extra spicy, leave the seeds in)
  • A good size handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper; all sprinkled to taste (I tried measuring it and they came out to around 1/2 tsp. each of cumin and chili powder, 3/4 of a tsp of salt and a liberal grinding of pepper). And if you’re really wanting to feel the burn, maybe a tiny bit of cayenne pepper (tread lightly!)
  • 1/2 shot of tequila (3/4 of an ounce)
  • The juice of 1-2 limes (to taste)

Mash up your avocado so that it is smooth with a decent amount of texture to it.

Add the next five ingredients and mix well.

From here you’ll want to season the guacamole to taste (this is the fun part because you get to taste it as you go). Then you’ll add your tequila and lime juice and taste until you have the balance you’re looking for.

Serve immediately or within the next few hours (I cover the bowl with saran wrap touching the top layer of guacamole to reduce the amount of brown).

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    January 29, 2015 at 9:49 am I MUST TRY THIS. I love avocados. We're in the same boat where Eric doesn't like guac so more for me! The addition of tequila sounds amazing. Alyssa recently posted...Mom clichesMy Profile
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      January 29, 2015 at 9:53 am Thank you- it is pretty amaze- my friends were thrilled when I brought it over last weekend and it's getting repeat performance this weekend. Tequila is always good :)
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    January 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm I've made a lot of guacamole recipes in my life, but I've never seen one with tequila. I'll be making this too :) rue recently posted...Panini weekMy Profile
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      January 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm Glad to hear it- it looks like you'll be doing sime good eating this weekend :)
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    rattlebridge farm
    February 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm Your guacamole was one of the most-viewed features at last week's Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Looks delicious!
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      February 5, 2015 at 7:23 pm Awww, I'm happy to hear that! Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by!
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    Donna Ward
    April 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm Wow! Never heard of the tequila being added - the freshness look of this and your recipe make me want to make it now - thank you ! :)
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      April 30, 2015 at 7:29 am Thank you- the Tequila definitely adds a little something extra :)
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    May 3, 2015 at 8:23 am I posted my favorite guacamole recipe as well! Isn't guac just the best thing ever?! It's a weekly food staple in our home! And so healthy for you! xox Christine recently posted...Making Mom Friends…In the Parking LotMy Profile
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      May 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm No matter what the recipe, you really cannot got wrong with Guacamole. I can't wait to check out yours!

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