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Super Bowl Sunday Guacamole 

By Andrew Hunter

The countdown to the Super Bowl has officially started. My brother-in-law, Eddie, who is a 5th generation Texan, is staying home through the weekend to avoid the crazy crowds. He typically also stays away from the kitchen, but on this most sacred game day, Eddie ties on his annual apron strings and makes his signature guacamole.

He’s not alone in his love for avocados, though he calls them “gator pears.” Did you know that 53.5 million pounds of avocados will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday? That’s nearly 6 ounces for every man, woman and child in the United States. It’s the avocado industry’s biggest day of the year. That said, it’s time to talk guacamole.

In our house, Ben and Nick are guacamole purists. They think I add too many goodies to my version and prefer their avocados smashed with just a hint of lime and sea salt. So we take them to Loteria, the corner Mexican joint, for their favorite version. Marilyn and I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce and extras to ours.

Basic Guacamole 
4 ripe avocados
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt to taste

Smash the avocado and season with the lime and sea salt.

Customize it with your signature extras:
½ cup chopped white onion
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno or Serrano pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

So whether you’re rooting for the Steelers or the Packers, one thing’s for sure, Guacamole is delicious…and seeing Eddie in an apron is priceless.


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Reader Comments (87)

Couldn't care less about the game this year -- it's all about the food! :)

I like adding a little bit of chili powder to my guac ... just adds a bit of heat.

Thanks for the recipe. Go guac! :)

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikalee Byerman

Looks good! Food is the best part of the Super Bowl (in my opinion) ...

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i love guacamole! my go to is chipotle but when its homemade its just as good. this dip looks perfect for my super bowl party

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterenjoibeing

My guac recipe is similar to yours - I make the basic and add white onion and cilantro. Delish! I think I'll be making this on Sunday. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthereadingdate

I'll have to add your recipe to my game day nachos. Which, oh by the way, can be found on my blog! Congrats on FP.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ Roycroft

I love guacamole, but have never made it myself. I think I will give it a try. -Great site! Thank you!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKari Cross

Not sure you could have too much garlic or cilantro! Love my sister's guac!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJNadel

Great tips for flavor variations!! Fabulous- I will try these and thank Eddie for me!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterI Made You A Mixtape

6 oz per person seems a little chintzy to me! one of the best things about living in TX is cheap avocados, one of the best foods on earth. your recipe sounds perfect.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternancykhicks

I just can't bring myself to try guacamole...I do love all the cheese dips & taco dip & of course a few beers for the big game though!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindslam

I am the famous "Guac master" of the family, and am recruited to make it for most occasions without fail.

I have so many other great and complex dishes just waiting for their turn to shine, but i never get to bring them to the table because poeple are obsessed with the freshness, and healthy goodniess that Guac brings...
here's my recipe!

Mince 2 cloves of garlic, dice a red onion, sprinkle salt atop (ground up sea-salt is optimal here), and squeeze two limes on them, leaving them in a bowl to rest while you prep the avocados(2).
Mash one avocado, but finely dice the other (you want some chunks, but not all chunks), and add them to the bowl with a touch of olive-oil for good measure. Stir gently, add in diced tomatoes (optional), and cilantro w/ fresh ground black-pepper (not optional).
By all means: Serve, eat, enjoy, but let me make something else next time!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjaredblakedicroce

I have to admit I like to eat avocado slices raw. Don't need it made into guacamole, just the way nature made it is great. This might be the best for an avocado purist like myself. Congrats on getting pressed.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternotesfromrumbleycottage

Well with so much super bowl fan interest in guacamole, I'm putting my money on the Steelers. I believe in the power of positive thinking and you know all those guacamole eaters in Pittsburg, Texas are going to be pushing for them. Also the ones that live in Pittsburg, Arizona, Especially the guaceaters in Pittsburg, New Mexico. There's even a Pittsburg in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, all over the South: North and South Carolina have a Pittsburg. Mississippi and Missouri have one. And I'm not even counting the Pittsburgers that live in the North. Thanks for the great tip. Again my common sense has prevailed.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteronfocusproductions

I shall be watching the superbowl in my local pub ....... might get that on the menu

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercomputeradviser

I love guacamole! And yeah, when my sis begins to get hyped up, I know the countdown to SUPER BOWL has finally started. My sis was intensly hyperactive today, so I know: It's started.
Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
Ashley, aka TheEverydayMuser

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheEverydayMuser

It's so funny, I do not eat much but I just said to my husband last night that I WANTED AND NEEDED guacamole! I can not believe that stat of the amount of guacamole consumed on Super Bowl Sunday--simply amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvie Garone

I like the kit my husband picks up at Trader Joes. I am sure they will be in short supply this weekend. Thanks for the post. I like your logo.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeloved

I'm so excited for the Superbowl!! Steelers all the way :)

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLakia Gordon

I am going to give thanks for football and finger food.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonnickus

I've been looking for a guacamole recipe for game day, thank you this one looks great! I think I'll try adding some hot sauce for a little kick.

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFinallyFast

Oh yeah, baby! Guacamole and PB and J!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjana jarvis

I go with the purists myself and will eat the green devils on the half shell with kosher salt.
Sundays going to be some good eatin' at your place!
Adorable kids!

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergmomj

I love guacamole as well. Congratulations on getting freshly pressed.


February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimgilmore2010

Great blog! Love to stumble onto new recipes! My household has a traditional feast for the Super Bowl. I will try your recipe and add it to the buffet lol

February 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjillfeyka

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