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May 12, 2011

While growing up in the Philippines, I only found avocados in desserts. From avocado milk shakes to avocado ice creams, I never once saw avocados in savory dishes. That said, it took me awhile to come around to eating avocado dishes in America. I never touched guacamole, I requested “no avocados” on my sushi, and I thought it was strange when people ate them in salads and sandwiches… but of course, living in California it’s hard to avoid avocados. I soon came around to dipping my chips in guacamole at local Mexican restaurants, I also liked the buttery texture it provided in California Rolls, and one of my favorites is having garlic guacamole in my turkey sandwiches!

This guacamole is inspired by Chipotle’s guacamole. Chipotle was the first time I finally came around to liking guacamole. There was just something fresh about it and the light tastes of red onions, garlic and cilantro lingered in each bite! This recipe isn’t exactly dead-on Chipotle Guacamole, but it’s definitely better than most guacamoles at some restaurants I’ve been to. It was definitely a great snack!


2 ripe avocados (pitted and peeled)

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)

1 to 2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped (note: i only used 1 tbsp since i’m not a huge fan of raw onions)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 serrano chili (seeded and chopped) *optional

1 tsp garlic powder

salt (to taste)


1. in a medium ceramic bowl, mash avocado with fork

2. add lime juice

3. add all other ingredients and blend well

4. serve with tortilla chips

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2011 1:31 pm

    That’s funny, most Americans mainly see avocado as savory. Actually, most of us just think guac. That huge bunch of cilantro is just bursting with possibilities.

  2. May 13, 2011 1:25 am

    I am the exact opposite…I find it hard to accept avocado as an ingredient in sweets
    My favorite way to eat it is to simply mash it up and drizzle some olive oil and a squeeze of lemon

  3. May 13, 2011 10:18 am

    And the shoe’s on the other foot with me: I never saw avocado as a sweet until this week. A blogger I follow made avocado icing for cupcakes. Looks interesting… but I’m still suspicious.

  4. May 13, 2011 11:43 am

    Funny, I was the opposite. The idea of drinking avocado milk shake or smoothie didn’t sound very appetizing to me — until one day I got brave and tried it. Needless to say, I was surprised how good it was. Avocados are great in just about anything. As always Boogie, your photos are amazing looking. šŸ™‚

  5. May 14, 2011 2:41 am

    I grew up eating vanilla ice cream with avocados. When I mention it to people, they give me a funny look! I had a great avocado/vanilla shake in Mexico. Again, nice photos–love the doggie one.

  6. May 15, 2011 12:28 am

    I love guacamole but I tend to mix ripe and semi ripe avocadoes so it has that added chunk!

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