Protesting All Seasoning Packets....

It's that time of year again- the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and fresh produce is making a comeback! What better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of glorious guacamole. There's just one thing- when picking up the necessary ingredients, do not, under any circumstances, buy one of those nasty guacamole seasoning packets. I know how it is out there in the grocery stores (sigh....)- they strategically place the seasoning packets right next to the avocados to get you second-guessing yourself, wondering, "I need one of these packets, right?" Wrong! Don't do it! Instead, dazzle your guacamole-sharing friends and family with a dose of all-natural seasonings- the ones that come from the ingredients below:
  • 2 Avocados (they should be a bit soft, just so you can press into them an leave a slight dent, but not mushy)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsb salt
  • 1 small tomato (seeds and juice removed) diced
  • 1 wedge lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. chopped onion (red or yellow)
  • 1/4 jalapeno (with half of the seeds removed, or more removed if you like more mild guac) chopped
  • 3 Tbs. chopped cilantro

Mix the garlic, salt, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and tomato in a medium-size bowl. Then slice your avocados length-wise, and remove the pit (keep one if you will not be serving the guac right away- you shouldn't wait more than 6 hours or so to serve guac once it's made, but placing one of the reserved pits in the prepared guac will help keep it from turning brown). Then scrape out the flesh of the avocado into the other ingredients and mash with a fork and incorporate well with other ingredients. Trust me, this will taste way better than any batch made with one of the seasoning packets! Serve with tortilla chips and flour tortillas. Guac is also great on top of a burger!


  1. this is super delish...i've been lucky to have LA's guac many times...YUMMMMMMM

  2. is it bad that ryan and i had guac last night...made with a seasoning packet? :)