Easy & Refreshing Guacamole

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know we LOVE guacamole, it has been one of Harper’s favorite foods since she was just a baby! For the longest time, we only ate guac at restaurants, I guess I never thought about making it at home (so strange, right?) but over the years, we have experimented & have come up with a fool proof, easy & so-very-refreshing recipe. My husband loves his food super spicy & adds hot sauce to everything, so he likes for guac to be cool & refreshing. This works out well because we love giving it to our kids, so we leave out any jalapeños or cayenne pepper that a lot of other recipes use. I also love love love cilantro, but learned this week that cilantro tastes like soap to some people, based purely on genetics! How crazy is that, are you one of them?! I would love to know!
We love chips & guac, but this recipe is also so good over grilled chicken, on toast or even scooped up with a spoon! 😉
6 ripe avocados
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp of your favorite salsa
juice of 2 freshly squeezed limes
1 tsp of sea salt
First things first, chop up your onion & set aside in a bowl of warm water. This will help to keep the flavor of raw onion from being to overpowering in the guac, essential to keeping the overall taste super refreshing! Slice your avocados, scoop out (and save one seed for later) and add to a large mixing bowl. Cover in freshly squezed lime juice & mash, leaving slightly chunky depending on how you like it. Add chopped cilantro, salsa & sea salt. Drain your onions from the water & add to the mixture, then combine all ingredients until preferred texture is achieved. Drop in a single avocado seed (which will keep it from turning brown, remove before serving) & place guacamole in fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill before serving.
Best enjoyed with a strong marg. XO

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  1. Unfortunately, cilantro tastes like soap to me! I have to say though, this guac recipe looks like it would be baller even without it!

  2. YES! Cilantro tastes sooo much like Soap to me. Everyone always things I'm crazy when I tell them that it's too soapy for me.

    Thank goodness I'm not crazy.

  3. Cilantro totally tastes like soap to me! My husband absolutely LOVES it so do our daughters! Thank goodness you can order plain brown rice at chipotle because what's a burrito without rice?!?!

  4. Yes, unfortunately I am one of the people that cannot enjoy cilantro – it really does taste like soap to me! My boyfriend, however, loves cilantro so I'm thinking that I might need to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I make a recipe for guacamole that calls for essential oils that is out of this world delicious! Basically everything you have in yours + 5-6 drops of lime vitality essential oil! Adding a little bit of Tabasco to your guac is also pretty on point 😉

  6. We love quacample also..and make it a lot…last summer while camping we didn't having any limes so tried a few drops of Jade Lemon Essential Oil and it made probably the best quac we have yet to eat…

  7. We love quacample also..and make it a lot…last summer while camping we didn't having any limes so tried a few drops of Jade Lemon Essential Oil and it made probably the best quac we have yet to eat…

  8. Yes! Terribly soapy! My mom, my two sisters and I all think it tastes like soap. I had heard it was genetics too. My in-laws LOVE cilantro – makes for some interesting meals at their house.

  9. Cilantro = soap! It's one of those foods that people either love or hate… I'm in the hate category but funny how strong people's opinions are about it!

  10. We love guac at our house too! I am going to have to give this recipe a try! I will be honest, I don't really know about the cilantro. I guess I will find out!

  11. It definitely tastes like soap to me, too! The cilantro rice is my one and ONLY complaint about Chipotle. I've read that this gene is more common in people of Irish decent, which in my case, is totally true!

  12. Instead of keeping the seed to keep the guac from turning brown, I cover it with Saran Wrap, but the wrap must touch the guac to keep it from turning brown. Works like a charm!

  13. Omg, as soon as I read "cilantro" my mind went straight to "Leaving that out for sure!" and then I read the next part, lol. I am totally a member of the "Cilantro tastes like soap" category and, fortunately, so is my husband.

  14. You can ask for rice without cilantro there! I had a friend who used to work there and she told me that little secret. Unfortunately, the awesome corn salsa can't be ordered without cilantro.

  15. Both of my parents HATE cilantro, so growing up I just assumed it tasted terrible. It wasn't until all the info about cilantro hating being a genetic trait came out that I even gave it a second thought. Turns out those recessive genes came through for me because it doesn't bother me one bit! To think I went 30 years without knowing about its yumminess. Now I want to try it in all sorts of stuff, haha!

  16. Mmm we love chips and guacamole over here too! We usually have tacos once a week and always have it as a topping. I use almost the same recipe but use fresh chopped up cherry or grape tomatoes instead of salsa and add a little pepper and cumin! So good!

  17. I like making Pico de gallo an adding a couple tbsp to my gauc. You can also add a spoon full of sour cream to your guacamole to keep it from turning brown. Adds a little creamy texture 🙂

  18. I love this recipe! My recipe is also super simple but I love jalapeños so much so I use ALL the seeds, but I know many people who do not enjoy that level of spice. I will definitely have to try the onion soaking method so the flavor does not overpower the rest. My mother in law has the cilantro allergy—that's why it tastes like soap to her! She has bad reactions if she eats it. Crazy! I will try this with and without cilantro for family events 🙂 Thanks!

  19. I have never heard the cilantro/ soap thing before this thread! Lol! I mace the recipe and added some chopped jalapeño and it was DELISH!!!! Definitely a keeper! 🙂 And I like cilantro…lol

  20. We just made this over the weekend and it was AMAZING! So easy and so flavorful. Sadly, it was my first time ever making guac. The horror! 😉 Thanks for sharing your easy and delicious recipe 🙂

  21. One of our local fav restaurants, Chiloso's in DFW of Texas, makes an entree called the grilled avocados. It's one avocado sliced in half, grilled face down, loaded with fajita chicken, and then smothered with queso, salsa, cilantro, and freshly graded blanco cheese. They do an avocados by morning too! For all my avocado loving compadres, you gotta try it! So yummy!

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