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Pico Guacamole

Two of my favorite Mexican condiments are combined in this fiesta-ready Pico Guacamole. 

Pico Guacamole

Whenever we go to Chipotle, I have an internal battle over what to order. I love, love, love chips and guac, but I wince whenever I shell out $2 for that teeny, tiny cup of guacamole. I realize that I’m probably cheap (BTW, I prefer the term “fiscally conservative”), but, c’mon! That little cup is never enough to last through my bag of chips, especially when everyone else wants some, too. So what’s a guac-loving girl to do? Make my own green goodness.

I combined two of my favorite Mexican condiments in this Pico Guacamole, and it’s seriously the best thing I’ve made in a while. 

Now I realize most everyone has their favorite style of guacamole. There are the purists who believe tomatoes have no place in guac. Me? I adore chunky guacamole, which is why pico de gallo is such a perfect partner. I like to mix half of the pico in with the guac and then pile the other half on top of the dish for some visual flair, but feel free to mix everything together if you prefer. Really, there are no rules with guacamole (except no hogging the bowl).

Double the batch, and you have an awesome snack to ring in Cinco de Mayo this year. 

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Pico Guacamole
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Pico de gallo:
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 6 tablespoons diced Roma tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime, divided
  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • Salt to taste
Pico de gallo:
  1. Mix together onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and half of lime juice in small bowl. Set aside.
  1. In another small bowl, combine the remaining lime juice and avocados. Salt to taste. Stir in half of the pico de gallo into the avocado mixture until thoroughly combined. Top with remaining pico and serve.


Need more dips for your chips? Check out some of these just-made-for-chips choices:

Almost Chipotle's Corn and Roasted Poblano Salsa

Almost-Chipotle’s Corn and Roasted Poblano Salsa 

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa 

Avocado Feta Salsa

Avocado Feta Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa 

Avocado Cumin Yogurt Dip

Avocado Cumin Yogurt Dip



  1. I hear ya there…I never want to share my gauc either! Every man for themselves!
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files recently posted…{Lighter} Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake with Cookie Dough CrustMy Profile

    • Hey, a girl can only give so much, right?

  2. I always have the internal battle at Chipotle! Sounds I get a veggie bowl so I can still get the guac without paying extra for it!
    Beth @ The First Year recently posted…Sun Dried Tomato Spinach PastaMy Profile

    • Well played, Beth!

  3. I like my guacamole chunky style too! This looks great! Perfect for cinco de mayo!!

  4. I love huac in any way, shape or form! This looks amazing.
    Liz@Virtually Homemade recently posted…Smashed Cauliflower Gratin with Goat CheeseMy Profile

    • Agreed, Liz; guac rules!

  5. I have the same pain when I go to Chipotle…especially when I know I can make a big container of it for about the same price. I love that you combined the two dips into one amazing one!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Orange Blueberry MuffinsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Jocelyn. It’s the best of both worlds.

  6. I love guacamole! This recipe sounds great and the pictures are so pretty…

    I’m thinking about opening my own Chipotle, here you pay (converted) 16 USD with guac. Better think twice…
    Mademoiselle Gourmande recently posted…Italian FocacciaMy Profile

    • Ouch! That’s painful, Tina!

  7. I like my guac chuck as well, the more stuff the better! I hate when I order and it’s basically just smashed avocados — no bruno. Love this twist on a classic!

    • Si, Nicole, no bueno!

  8. YES to chunky guac! My husband likes that gross smooth stuff and I can’t help but think I’m eating baby food when I (begrudgingly) eat it. I’ll have to make this version soon and have it allll to myself. :)
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted…sifted words — a lil’ nursery tourMy Profile

    • Better get it while you can. I predict Avery will be a chunky guac lover, too! ;)

  9. I guess I don’t fall in the purist line. In fact I very rarely to I find a guacamole that I don’t like. Some I like better, but pretty much I think of myself as an equal opportunity guacamole eater. This looks a cut above to me!
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea recently posted…Mama Goose Does the Hip Hop with Easter BunnyMy Profile

    • Agreed; it’s hard to go wrong with guacamole. Period.

  10. I pretty much use Chipotle as an excuse to get their guac! I love it and never bat an eye at the extra dollar amount! It’s so good and so addictive! This looks amazing! I could make a meal just out of this!
    Tanya Schroeder recently posted…Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet CookieMy Profile

  11. It was only a matter of time before someone mixed these two almost perfect recipes together. And yes, chunky
    John @ Garage Gyms recently posted…3 Great Workout Programs for Garage GymsMy Profile

    • Agreed, John; always chunky.


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