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No Fail Guacamole

Hey there Bon Bon Rose Girls fab readers! I hope you are gearing up for a great summer!

With the long weekend and summertime coming up, you know there’s bound to be barbecues and cookouts galore. When I host a cookout, one of my must-haves is my no fail guacamole… What can I say, I’m a guac-aholic.


Over the years I’ve perfected my guac recipe with a few unexpected ingredients that make the guacamole really flavorful and fresh. I promise it will be the hit of your summer parties. Paired with salty tortilla chips, the only thing missing from this delish dip is a margarita!

No Fail Guacamole Recipe: Serves 6-8 depending on your guests’ love of guacamole! Keep in mind, you can increase this recipe by adding more avocados and spices to taste. This is not an exact science, keep adding until you are satisfied with the taste!



2 large ripe avocados

Diced Tomatoes(about 1/4 a cup)

Diced Onions (about 1/4 a cup)

Several dashes of hot sauce (or more, depending on how spicy you like it)

Large pinch of cumin for a smoky flavor

Salt and pepper to taste

Tablespoon or more of coarsely chopped cilantro

Juice from 2 limes


First off you’ve got to find the perfect avocados. If you are shopping the same day you are making your guac, you want your avocado to be pretty soft to the touch. Your friendly produce department can help you if you’re unsure about ripeness.

Cut the avocado lengthwise and split into 2 halves, saving the pit. Score the avocado halves lengthwise and widthwise and cut into coarse cubes, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Combine the avocado with the other ingredients.


Next up: Mash it up! You know that potato masher you bought once and never used? I use it for mashing up guac! Gently mash up your ingredients; the coarserand chunkier the better in my opinion.



Finally, keep adding lime juice, salt, pepper and hot sauce a little at a time and mix in with a fork until the taste is just right. To keep the guacamole fresh, stick the avocado pit right in the middle of it and squeeze some lime juice on top of it. It will stay fresh and not turn brown for a few hours in the fridge.


I promise this recipe will turn you into a guac-lover asap!

Thanks to our lovely contributor, Jackie from Jackie Fogartie Events, for this delicious recipe!

  • jillian

    mmmm guacamole is my favorite!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    May 23, 2014 at 8:00 am Reply
  • Brooke Creech

    I’ve never eaten guacamole, but I make it for a lot of our family get-togethers. I’ve never heard of using the pit to keep it fresh!

    May 23, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Logan Cantrell

    I love Guacamole! This sounds delicious.

    May 23, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply
  • Yona

    Fresh anything is the best, I’d rather make it than buy it. That guac looks good! I need to get a masher, that’s one thing I don’t have in my kitchen.

    May 23, 2014 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Bella Vida Letty

    This looks so delicious and you used my favorite type of avocado too.

    May 23, 2014 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Alli

    There’s nothing quite like homemade guacamole! I love avocados and guacamole is a family favorite. Your pictures are beautiful! Pinning!

    May 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • tara pittman

    I love guacamole and it is best fresh. I could eat the whole bowl.

    May 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • jackiefo

    Thanks for featuring my guac…it also gave me an excuse to make it. My husband and I ate the entire bowl in one sitting. Whoops….

    May 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • Reginia Cordell

    I’m going to take you up on your promise and try this recipe. I find guar to be really good with grilled chicken. 🙂

    May 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Caden

    Beautiful Pictures! Looks so yummy!

    May 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    I LOVE guac! If only I could convince my fiancé to like it too! I like mine with roasted corn in it–yum!

    May 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab)

    Great pics, and I love cilantro in my guacamole too.

    May 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm Reply

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