Restaurant Guacamole

In my version of Restaurant Guacamole its filled with juicy ripe tomatoes, finely diced red onion, bright and aromatic cilantro, lime juice and a few dashes of hot sauce. Serve with chips or top burritos, nachos or tacos.

I’m that girl who can make a meal out of guacamole. I simply make a batch of the stuff, grab a bag of corn tortilla chips, sit down and polish it off. No prob. When it’s summertime, I find it being my lunch most days because it doesn’t take long to whip up and doesn’t require my stove to be on. So then I can just sit outside and stuff my face while reading and my girls are riding bikes or running through the sprinkler. In my opinion it doesn’t get better than this!

Summer is guacamole.

Guacamole is summer.

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This guac recipes is pretty dang tasty. I even like it better than restaurant kinds {hence the name} because usually they only use avocado, tomato and some lime juice. Mine is loaded to the max, but if you want a little extra heat thrown in… then just add some diced fresh or pickled jalapenos… or even a habanero! Serve it with chips or on top of nachos or tacos… heck I’d eat it with a spoon!! Enjoy!

The goods. All this produce chopped into one bowl of delicious guacamole heaven… ya dig?

Start of by running your knife around the avocado, from top to bottom, letting the pit be your guide. Then just twist the two halves until they come apart.

To remove the pit; whack the pit with the blade {making sure the pit is stuck to the blade} of your knife and twist.

Ta-DAAAAA! Carefully remove the pit off of the knife with a towel and discard.

Then repeat with the remaining avocados.

Make criss-cross slits into the avocados… don’t go all the way through the skin.

Use a spoon and scoop out all the avocado pieces into a large bowl.

Discard throw away the avocado shells or throw them in your compost.

Halve the lime.

And squeeze all the juice out over top of the avocado pieces, this will keep the avocados from turning a gross green-brown color.

Sprinkle with a teaspoon of sea salt.

This is the fun part. Grab your mash potato thingy and mash those pieces until you get the consistency that you like. Chunky or smooth… it’s all up to you!

You know how I love my garlic press right? If you don’t have one… you should. It sure beats mincing cloves of garlic!!

Press out a medium sized clove of garlic into the bowl of the mashed avocado.

Mince up about 2-3 tablespoons of red onion.

Next, halve the roma tomatoes.

With a spoon, scoop out all of those gross and goopy seeds and discard.

Ahhh… much better wouldn’t you say?

Now you can easily slice and dice the tomato… small.

I try to keep it the same size as the onions.

Next grab the cilantro… I truly love this stuff!

Chop it up as well… about one to two tablespoons is needed.

Add everything to the avocado bowl

Give it a toss.

Grab the Cholula.

I like it because it has that cool wooden top, but it’s my husband’s most favorite hot sauces. He puts it on everything… from tacos to popcorn… I tell him he has a problem, until he reminds me of my french vanilla frappe addiction… and then I shut up.

Pour in as much or as little as you like.

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Then toss some more then chill the restaurant guacamole, covered and in the fridge for at least an hour.

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Serve this Restaurant Guacamole with chips and bring it to a party or family barbecue. Just be prepare for it to be gone in seconds. It also makes for an excellent midnight snack — self tested and self approved!

Enjoy! And if you give this Restaurant Guacamole  recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: about 3 cups

Better Than Restaurant Guacamole

Better Than Restaurant Guacamole
Serve this Restaurant Guacamole with chips and bring it to a party or family barbecue. Just be prepare for it to be gone in seconds. Also it makes for a great midnight snack. Self tested and self approved!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 roma romatoes, seeds removed and diced small
  • 2-3 tablespoons red onion, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • cholula hot sauce, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, slightly mash the avocado pieces.
  2. Then add the juice of one whole lime and a teaspoon of sea salt, and toss.
  3. Next add the pressed {or minced} garlic, chopped roma tomatoes, red onion and cilantro. Toss gently.
  4. Add desired amount of Cholula and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.


For a spicier guacamole add some fresh or pickled jalapeno.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 284mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 0g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information isnā€™t always accurate.
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25 Responses to “Restaurant Guacamole”

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    Sprinkles of Parsley — July 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Looks amazing! I love that you added hot sauce… I'm def going to have to try that next time I make guacamole!

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    Chubby McGee — July 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Must try! I cannot resist Mexican food. Especially when avocados are used in it. YUM!

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    sherri lynn — July 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    These pictures are so pretty! I love having guac in the summer! And THANK YOU for this brilliant tip on how to remove the pit!

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    natalie — July 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ooh girl. You hit the nail right on the head. I love guac, and this looks like the PERFECT recipe for me, right down to the Cholula. Cholula is the most heavenly substance to ever grace the face of this earth. The only difference I would make? More limes. I loooove me some limey guac. And now here I am at work, at 10 a.m., craving some guacamole.


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    Allison at Novice Life — July 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhh dang does that look delish!

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    Laurie @simplyscratch — July 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I agree Chubby McGee… I can't resist Mexican food either… I don't even bother to try! šŸ™‚

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    Kristy Lynn — July 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    agreed. summer is guacamole! i made some for the blog a couple weeks ago – paired it with a lime margarita! ow ow! THAT was a good lunch šŸ˜‰

    For a slightly healthier alternative – i suggest serving with some whole wheat pita thrown under the broiler to crisp up like chips!

  8. #
    Kathleen — July 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Your pictures are amazing! Great lighting. This guac looks absolutely fabulous!

  9. #
    SavithaRaj's Spice Land — July 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  10. #
    Erin — July 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    LOVE guacamole. This looks awesome! Beer and Guac are a dinner in the summer – end of story!

  11. #
    Kelly — July 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Oh wow I bet this IS better than in any restaurant, looks delicious! šŸ™‚

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    Jennifurla — July 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    One of my favorite things, bring on the guac

  13. #
    Kita — July 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I can't say I've ever really given guacamole its due taste test but after how pretty you make it look I really want to try!

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    Michelle of Chellbellz — July 14, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I absolutely hate you for making this! I love Guac…like it's sickening how much I love it! I love it when it's freezing cold! I can eat like a whole bowl of it! I think I'm going to grab this stuff and make it for Sunday Dinner, I may even get fancy and bake my own tortilla chips!

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    Ali Grace — July 14, 2011 at 2:01 am

    My mouth is watering. So many of my favorite things are in this guac! I've got to make it soon… although I'm a little scared bc I'll probably eat it all myself. :/

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    Cassie @ Bake Your Day — July 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Simply irresistible! I can make a meal out of guacamole…I love how full of texture yours is and my husband would flip if I put that hot sauce in my guacamole…he l.o.v.e.s. it!!

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    S.V. — July 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I love guacamole this looks so good. I have an addiction to Tapatio it's my hot sauce of choice.

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    Pretend Chef — July 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I'm with you on making guacamole a meal. Every grocery trip these ingredients make it into the cart and I stuff myself silly on guacamole and chips. I have a serious problem. I have never tried making it with hot sauce. I always use fresh jalapenos. I will need to try it your way sometime since that hot sauce is in the pantry and a favorite of ours. Yummy!

  19. #
    Kim Bee — July 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Looks so tasty. I've never made anything like this. Think it's time to try. Kim

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    Melanie — July 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I made this last night and it was spot on! Thank you! I've tried numerous times to get guac right at home and have failed. This recipe was a home run!

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    Life Of A Southern Couple - Brittany — July 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I Love guacamole! I have tried to make it at home and it never turns out like the restaurant. I will definitely try this! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

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    Peggy — July 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Oh this looks absolutely delicious! Can't go wrong with Cholula!

  23. #
    Rachel — August 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    My boyfriend and I have been making guacamole every other weekend for months, trying to find a good recipe. We tried yours this past weekend and it is by far, the best! The secret to the restaurant taste is the Cholula hot sauce, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing it!


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