Gaona Guac

I am very exited to share this recipe because it comes from my wonderful roommate, Jenny. She was kind enough to teach me her family’s recipe for authentic Mexican guacamole, which we have named “Gaona Guac.” The secret to her delicious dip is to simply estimate the amount of each ingredient based on whats look right and how it tastes. Well, for a guacamole novice like myself, that is much easier said than done.

Jenny guided me through her recipe and we estimated the measurements found below. She and her family like their guacamole spicy, so be careful with the amount of serrano pepper you use. Another secret to Gaona Guac is to chop the tomato, onion, and pepper in very small pieces so you don’t get a large and unwanted mouthful of any of them in your guac.

Our favorite way to enjoy Gaona Guac is as a snack with tortilla chips, paired with Trader Joe’s chili lime chicken burgers, or as a topping to my Spicy Shrimp Bowls. Plus, avocado is a great source of monounsaturated fats and the guac adds both delicious creaminess and spice to anything you top with it. Enjoy!


Gaona Guac

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 roma tomato, finely diced
  • 1 T yellow onion, minced
  • 1/4 serrano pepper, seeded and finely diced (or more or less depending on desired spiciness)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mash avocado in a bowl with a fork until smooth (you can mash it more or less depending on how chunky you want the guac to be). Add tomato, onion, serrano, pepper, lime, and salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Serve immediately. If needed, store in a sealed container with the pit in the guac (this prevents the it from browning),


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