Guacamole is one of those those ever-adaptable foods that everyone loves. Jessica and I aren’t big tomato fans, so we leave those out of our guac; sometimes we add red pepper instead, for the color. Sometimes I don’t have any jalapenos, so I put some cayenne pepper for spice. You get the idea.

It’s a really important dip for chips at football parties and the like, and it’s also a perfect creamy topping for tacos, especially meat tacos that don’t allow for sour cream.

So what’s your favorite way to make guacamole? And what do you eat it with (it’s okay if you eat it plain, we do , too!)?


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mince the shallot, garlic and jalapeno. The more spice you want, the more jalapeno seeds you should leave in.
  2. Cut the avocados in half and scoop them into a bowl. Add the shallot, garlic and jalapeno and mash together.
  3. Juice the lime in to the guacamole, season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
  4. Serve with chips, tacos or whatever.