Without a doubt, my dad makes the best homemade guacamole on the planet. You can try to tell me otherwise but once you try this guac I guarantee you will never go back to store bought or Chipotle’s (sorry Chipotle, I love you!) recipe again. Okay, so I’ve grown up with this guacamole recipe my whole life so maybe I’m a bit biased but every time I let a new friend try my dad’s guac, they LOVE it.
So here it is folks, the secret to my dad’s famous guacamole. Do what you will with it, I hope you enjoy it as I have for the past 22 years. This is the perfect appetizer, snack and topping for your favorite Mexican dish.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: Serves 4
- 2 Whole Avocados
- 1 Fresh Lime
- 1/4 of a Red Onion, grated
- 5 drops of Cholula hot sauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder or one clove of garlic, grated
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Pico De Gallo or Salsa
- 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the insides of the avocados with a spoon into a medium sized bowl. Add the garlic power or clove of grated garlic into the bowl along with the black pepper.
Shake in the Cholula hot sauce (or any hot sauce you have on hand). Feel free to add more or less hot sauce depending on your taste. Cut the lime and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
Add the grated red onion and pico de gallo or salsa. Grate in the lemon zest to top it off.
Mash and mix together all the ingredients in the bowl until the avocado is creamy. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to soak up the flavors.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or as a topping on tacos, quesadillas or nachos and enjoy!