{crave} mama's guacamole

photo by amy twomey

Guacamole is a huge part of our family life. We eat it at least three times a week. I always make it fresh and it is pretty much always the same recipe. My kids scream out to me while they are playing and hungry; "Mama! Can you make me some mama's guacamole please. We are hungry!" And so it was given the name "mama's guacamole". After years of experimenting this recipe is just right.
mama's guacamole by amy twomey
4 avocados, ripe + must be Haas
1 diced clove of fresh garlic
half of a lime, squeeze over your hand to lessen chances of getting seeds in
salt and pepper to taste, we like ours salty
1 small red onion, diced
1/10 of a jalapeno pepper, diced or more if you want more of a kick
1 big handful of pecan-halves (I smash them in a zip lock bag)
Peel ripe avocados and place in a mixing bowl and smash with a potato smasher. Add the remaining ingredients.


amy and ann said...

I love guac. The pecans are a nice touch. Fun that your kids like it too.


Anonymous said...

yeah, bring on the guac. Never heard of adding the pecans.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I and only I(in this house) LOVE GUACAMOLE...but I am having company over tomorrow evening...and think I will make it!
Never had it with pecans...yum!
Have a lovely weekend.

Char said...

I've never heard of pecans in it - very unique twist!

Christina said...

pecans huh? now, that's worth a try! for sure, Haas and always always red onion!
Oh, I should just move in over here!! xoxo

the southern hostess said...

I've never heard of adding pecans either, but I'm all for it.

PS~Erin said...

I made this guac following your recipe and it is de-lish-us!

Kristin said...

I'm forever trying to master guac. Sigh. I'll have to try this!