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Friday, March 18, 2011

5 Minute Guacamole

I feel like I have been holding out on you.  I’ve recently made a bunch of different dips for different recipes and occasions, but I haven’t shared any of them!  So, I think we are going to have a dip-a-palooza this weekend!  Let’s break out the chips and make some dip!

This original 5 Minute Guacamole recipe is actually my husband’s recipe.  This recipe was created last year when I was pregnant with my youngest son.  I suddenly had a pregnancy craving for guacamole one evening, so he started scanning the internet for a quick recipe.  He found that most recipes called for diced tomatoes, diced, onions, cumin, and garlic, in addition to the avocados.  The problem was: we didn’t have tomatoes or onions!

But this didn’t stop my dear, sweet husband.  He put two and two together and realized that salsa has tomatoes and onions (plus a little extra kick!)  And so he created the following recipe to appease his hungry, pregnant wife.  We continue to enjoy this guacamole frequently (no pregnancy cravings needed!)

5 Minute Guacamole
An Amy’s husband Original

2 small or 1 large avocado
1 ½ tbsp salsa
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground cumin
Dash of salt

Scoop avocado out of the skins and onto a plate.  Mash up with a fork (it is ok, if there are still some chunks).  Stir in the salsa, garlic powder, cumin and salt, mix well.  Enjoy immediately or cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.



  1. Although I dont make mine quite the same as yours (I spice it up with a little Sriracha!) i definitely love making a quick guac after work, especially on a Friday evening. ;) So satisfying!

  2. hmmmmm...sounds so simple but surely appetizing!

  3. We have guac almost every Friday, it's our ritual, especially with a Margarita!

  4. Love it and it is so good for you (when you make it yourself without all of the additives and preservatives). I like the salsa idea, I often add that to chili b/c it contains the onions, tomatoes,'s a nice shortcut. Sometimes I just go with the avacodo, garlic, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Leave to a guy to figure out combining dips! I know from experience that of course flavor but also laziness motivated the creative juices here...we simply can't reach for 2 separate dips w/ a beer in the other hand while focusing on the game ;)

  6. This sounds so to make it! Love the photos too!

  7. Oh man! This is my kind of recipe! Quick and delicious :)

  8. Perfect for when the craving hits! Sounds wonderful~

  9. Only 5 nminutes to creamy guac, coolness! Such a sweet hubby.

  10. Oh how I heart guacamole. Do your boys like it? My 4yp won't get near the stuff but I think he would like it if I don't make it too spicy. I'm going to start my 11 month old on avocados soon I think. ♥- Katrina

  11. @Sandra -I do have the sweetest husband--I am so lucky to have him!

    @Katrina - my 3yo won't touch it with a 10 ft pole (he is very picky) but I do feed my 7mo avocados & he loves them. Once he can handle a little spice, I will introduce him to guac!

  12. This is a great idea, and we almost always have a half jar of salsa kicking around. My kids are pretty adventurous eaters but neither likes guac, for some reason, which secretly please us because it means we can have more. :)


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