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Three Brothers Guacamole


We get frequent requests for our guacamole recipe.  The secret is fresh ingredients and the use of cilantro and cumin.  I sometimes add a little chopped tomato, but currently prefer the bright green color and taste of of the recipe below, especially when served in tandem with tomato based Mexican or Southwestern dishes. A hand held avocado slicer makes preparation easier whether by hand or in a food processor.


Three Brothers’ Guacamole


2 large ripe avocados

juice of a lime (it’s easier to juice a lime if you’ve rolled it to soften before cutting.)

1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro (none or more to taste)

1/4 cup minced or grated fresh onion

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic- minced or pressed through a garlic press

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cumin powder (more to taste)

1/8 teaspoon Tabasco or another pepper sauce (optional)

fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor.  Pulse 8-10 times to distribute the ingredients.
  2. Scrape down the sides and process for 8-10 seconds until blended, but still slightly chunky.
  3. Taste and adjust salt, citrus, cumin, and/or spiciness.


Put all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and hand mask with two forks.  This will produce a chunkier guacamole.  If you cut the avocado into small cubes (see the avocado slicer in the first photo), you can toss the ingredients together to make a “salsa.”


6 thoughts on “Three Brothers Guacamole

    • Couple of thoughts:
      1. You have some left?! (Sorry about that; comes from cooking for a husband and three boys.)
      2. Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice over the top of what you’re storing.
      3. Put an unwashed avocado pit in what you’re storing. Not certain this is very effective.
      4. Wrap the extra guacamole as air-tight as possible.
      Hope one of these ideas works ~ Gus’s mom

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