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Simple Summer Guacamole

Guacamole Close-Up

Guacamole Close-Up

Nothing screams summer like a nice simple guacamole. It just makes for the perfect snack. Adding appropriate sides for dipping can be fun, as well. The choices are endless. There is always, of course, the most common choice of tortilla chips, but I like to mix it up a bit. Happy Hour last Friday provided the perfect opportunity to serve this special goodness and I chose to add some pretty red peppers, celery, root chips and crispy pita chips to accompany my simple summer guacamole. Quite lovely and scrumptious!!

Simple Summer Guacamole

Keeping it simple, I served refreshing vodka and lemoncello drinks garnished with fresh lemons. Such a nice alternative to the typical margarita we normally associate with guac. The root chips and veggies also kept it light and healthy, a plus for these warmer evenings. We enjoyed cocktails and apps without feeling too full and guilty. What better way to the start the weekend!!

Guacamole Ingredients

Guacamole Close-Up

The Recipe for this Simple Summer Guacamole

2 Avocados
1/2 Lemon
1 small tomato
1 shallot or 1/4 red onion
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Dash of Hot Sauce
Jalapeno (optional)


Cube avocados, (I like my guac chunkier) and tomatoes. Squeeze fresh lemon over both and finely chop the shallot or red onion. Using the shallot gives a slightly more subtle onion taste than the when using the more pungent red onion. Either work and both are delicious. Add the shallot/onion to the avocado and tomato along with the sea salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste. For an extra bite and certainly more to my taste, add a bit of chopped jalapeno, as well. Removing the seeds keeps the bite fairly harmless, unless of course you want that heat!

Guacamole Appetizer Spread

So simple, but so yummy! Hope you make simple summer guacamole a big part of your summer fun! I sure will!

Susan Richards is a contributor and life long friend of BonBon Rose Girls.

  • Susan Connelly

    Yum! Please call me for happy hour soon!!

    June 26, 2015 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • creativejewishmom/sara

    Looks fantastic, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, and wonderful to “meet” you!

    June 28, 2015 at 11:30 am Reply
  • Talent Hounds

    I love avocado- one of my favourite snacks. Not safe for my dog but we keep out of reach. I am going to try this recipe right now.

    June 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Karen Brandell

    Can’t wait to make this delicious guacamole. Limoncello and vodka–yes!! That will be on my Happy Hour To Do List.

    June 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • Robin Masshole mommy

    That sounds delicious. We love dips like this while were watching movies.

    June 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • Lou Lou Girls

    I’m drooling right now! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

    July 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Miz Helen

    There is nothing better than a great Guacamole. I really appreciate you sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a good week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    July 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply

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