Fiesta Favorite

guacamole-bowlGuacamole is an essential summer dish, and HCG's favorite guacamole recipe comes to us courtesy of some random person, Bob Cody, on All Recipes (thanks, Bob).  This guac recipe is always a hit at events and has lots of fans on All Recipes - it is the 16th most popular recipe on the site which to HCG equates to winning a James Beard Award. In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I have never personally made this guacamole.  Joe always makes it and I always eat it.  MR even started calling it "Joe's Guacamole" which made me feel jealous since Joe didn't actually create it, Bob Cody did, and Joe just follows the recipe I printed.  It's similar to how Johnny call this All Recipes bruschetta he and Trang make "TJ's Bruschetta."

What sets this scrumptious guac apart from other guac recipes is the lime, so make sure to include it.  We skip the cayenne pepper, though.


  • 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional - we  never include this)


In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados (note: some people prefer a chunkier guacamole.  To achieve this texture, mash lightly or slice up the avocados.), lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper if for some crazy ass reason you want cayenne pepper in your guacamole. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

HCG could kill an entire bowl of this guac it's so good, and maybe we don't have to feel so terrible about doing so - we've heard that guacamole is relatively skinny.  However, we're pretty sure eating guac with an entire bag of regular (not baked) Tostitos Scoops cancels out any skinny factor.

Click here to check out the recipe on AR.