{Family Secret Alert!} Mom’s Guacamole

I can’t think of a time when I would say no to guacamole.  Well, actually that’s not true.  If there are pieces of corn in it, I can do without.  My brother can tell you the same thing (and way more).  It can be such a simple dip.  Simple to make.  Simple to eat the entire batch.  Just simple, you guys.

When I was younger I don’t know if I had any friends who would want to come over to see me without seeing if my mom made guacamole first.  I get it.  I would probably do the same, but I was lucky to live in the house.  Needless to say, her guac was the best.  She would make it the same every time with four ingredients.  Over the years, my family has changed up the recipe slightly, substituting fresh salsa instead of the jar.  The fresh salsa was a real game changer but I still enjoy the old recipe.  It never fails.

I made this over the weekend when we went to our friends’ apartment for dinner.  I know it doesn’t do the Classic Pat V Guacamole any justice, but we had no problem eating boatloads of it.

I may be a bit dramatic saying it’s a family secret since we have no problem telling anyone.  I wanted you to know that she’s famous.  You can look up any recipe online and perhaps some of them are exactly like this—I just think it’s delightful and flawless.  Just like Pat V!


(this picture is not very good—doesn’t do it justice)

Mom’s Guacamole

Serves 4-6 (or 1)


6 avocados

2 limes


Hot salsa (I used jar for the classic recipe—fresh works well, too!) (and if you don’t want hot salsa, you can go as mild as you like)


Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and spoon the insides into a large bowl.

Add the lime juice to the avocados and mash well.  There should still be some chunks in there.  Add a pinch or two of salt to your liking.

Mix in salsa to taste.  I start off with about half of a cup and mash.  I usually add more, but keep adding until it’s the perfect spiciness.

That’s it, folks!

With love,


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