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. 

Pico Guacamole
 
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Ingredients
Pico de gallo:
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 6 tablespPico 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
Guacamole:
  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • Salt to taste
  • diced Roma tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime, divided
Instructions
Pico de gallo:
  1. Mix together onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and half of lime juice in small bowl. Set aside.
Guacamole:
  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

 

Comments

  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    Hi Anna,
    We are doing a guacamole roundup on Friday for Guacamole Day and wondered if we could include a link to your recipe in our post. We would also like to use your picture and will feature it with your blog’s name.
    Thanks so much.

  4. says

    I’m with you – too cheap to buy the guacamole. Love the idea of the pico de gallo and if I’m short on time, I’ll use some pre-made high quality salsa as an add. I think I might be getting excited for Cinco de Mayo now!

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