Mom’s Amazing Guacamole

My mom’s recipe for her amazing guacamole!  This is going to be the recipe that you keep on hand for all your parties!  I’m so happy to be bringing you this recipe with Core Home!  I love all my stuff from Core and I am so happy to be able to tell you about it!

My mom's recipe for her amazing guacamole!  This is going to be the recipe that you keep on hand for all your parties!

My mom learned to cook from my Italian grandmother, or at least that is what she always said.  She talked about how my grandmother didn’t measure anything and as my mom chased her around the kitchen with pen and paper in hand asking her how much salt/basil/oregano/pepper/sauce/butter she had added my grandmother would say, “Oh, just a pinch/handful/bit/bunch”  :)

And that is totally how it is with this guacamole recipe that my mom made all the time.  She didn’t write it down, she just threw it together, tasted it and then added this or that.  My mom made this recipe for any family get together and it was alway devoured.

Amazing cutting board and knife from Core Home!

My mom was an amazing cook, as she should have been, since she learned from one of the very best.  And recently when someone asked my oldest brother, John, if I am as good of a cook as my mom was, he gave me literally the best compliment he has ever given me.  He said I am better.

I went straight to John when trying to track down this guacamole recipe.  He’s taken over as the family guacamole maker.  Though he said that my mom was crazy to add lemon and not lime.  I told him I’m on team lemon and he called me a “dirty gringo.”  :)

Do you see that beautiful cutting board and knife up there?  Those are from Core Home!  They are just two of the many many gorgeous kitchen items that I’ve received from Core.  I hardcore love them.  I’ve had their knives and cutting boards for over a year, using them literally every single day, and they are still the power work horses that they were when I got them.


In fact, we love Core products so much that when I mentioned to my husband that they were interested in me writing a post for them he let out a solid, “Wooo Hooo!”  Nathan showing unabashed enthusiasm for kitchen knives is truly remarkable.

And check out this amazing bamboo chip and dip bowl!

My mom's recipe for her amazing guacamole!  This is going to be the recipe that you keep on hand for all your parties!

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My mom's recipe for her amazing guacamole!  This is going to be the recipe that you keep on hand for all your parties!

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Mom’s Amazing Guacamole


  • 2 avacados
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4.5 oz diced green chilies
  • 1/4 a large red or white onion (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mash up the avocados. Then mix in the tomatoes, diced green chilies, onion, lemon juice, and lime juice.
  2. Add in the salt and black pepper, adding more as needed.


My mom always used white onion in her guacamole and I decided to mix it up and use red which add a lot more onion flavor over all. Use your judgement, both ways are good.

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  1. says

    How awesome is that chip and dip bow?! I’ve been looking for the right one (for me) forever and I think this is it! And I love a cutting board with that little juice catcher moat around the edge.

    My southern grandma was the same way in the kitchen. If only I had been smart enoguh when I was 10 to chase after her with a pad and paper. There are about 6 dishes of hers I wish I could make like she did. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. says

    Isn’t that the truth about recipes passed down from our grandmothers? lol! ;) I have a typed recipe for my great grandmother’s applesauce cake, and I had to try my best to decipher what some of the “measurements” actually were so that I could post the recipe to my blog.
    And I have that Core knife- LOVE it!! And the chip and dip bowl is awesome- I think I need one. ;)
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