In my family, we have guacamole a lot.  At the very least we always serve it as an appetizer, even on Thanksgiving. Despite this deep love for it, we don’t really have a recipe that we follow every time and I don’t think we should. Guacamole is something that is easily changeable for whatever mood you are in – spicy, mild, citrusy. Most of the time I like mine spicy and citrusy, but today I made it mild for guests.

Here is the “recipe” for today:

  • 2 avocados; diced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes; diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion; finely diced
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp salsa verde (for the mild spice)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix and serve! *tip* If you keep one of the avocado seeds (pits) in the guacamole, it helps it stay fresh longer!

When I am making a mild guacamole, I like to make it with some salsa verde (La Victoria is my favorite). It makes the guacamole very smooth and gives it the perfect mellow spice. If you are super pressed for time … or just don’t want to dice anything, you can buy some pre-made pico de gallo to mix in to your avocados. In the pico de gallo you should have tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and maybe a little lime and spice (depending on what you purchase).

Tomatoes are not traditional in guacamole, but it is how my family has made it for as long as I can remember and I really enjoy it.

Since I saw these great Halloween tortilla chips by Mission Tortilla, I made some guacamole, and salsa for the company we were having over for Halloween. I am serving it with the theme of “blood and guts!”

Happy Halloween!