I feel like everyone has their own guacamole recipe on hand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try another!

You never know when you’ll find your new favorite…

For example. I used to use the one on the back of one of those pre-made guac packets from the store. But then I found one from my sweet friend, Tara.

Does her name ring a bell? You might know her as the gal behind Temp-tations!

Jill and Tara

Well as it turns out, in addition to creating some super cute dinnerware, she has some delicious recipes up her sleeve. And her easy guacamole is one of them!

Now, I won’t make any other version! Did I mention it only requires two steps?

If you’d like to try it yourself (or you’d like to see some neat ways to use guac at home) you can check out the rest of my blog below.

Oh! And at the bottom, I picked out some guac dishes, storage containers and more for your next batch.

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Famous Garlicky Guacamole Recipe

Tara’s guac recipe is by far one of the best I’ve ever tried. It’s not too smooth or too chunky, and there’s just the right amount of garlic.

You can check out everything you need below.

Tara's guac
Photo credit: Temp-tations


  • 3 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from about 1/2 lime)


  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with a fork until chunky.
  2. Add salsa, garlic, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Mix well and serve immediately in a bowl or cover and chill at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Related: Black Bean Avocado Salad

The Best Ways to Use Guacamole

You can always put a fresh batch in a bowl, but adding guacamole to your go-to recipes is a wonderful way to make them even better!

Here are a few that I found.

Guacamole BLT

Guacamole Recipe BLT
Photo credit: Closet Cooking

You’ve seen guacamole on a burger, but what about on a BLT?

This recipe from Closet Cooking puts a tasty twist on the classic sandwich.

You can find the full recipe HERE.

Guacamole Bruschetta

Guacamole Recipe Bruchetta
Photo credit: Just a Taste

When I walk into a party and I see bruschetta, I head straight to the appetizer table!

But this version is a little different… instead of topping French bread with chopped tomatoes, you top with guac!

Find the Just a Taste recipe HERE.

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Guacamole Recipe Shrimp Bites
Photo credit: Dinner Mom

Okay, so maybe eating a whole bowl of guacamole in one sitting isn’t the best idea… but guac has a bunch of healthy nutrients like viamin C, potassium and healthy fats.

And if you want to make it even healthier, you can pair it with shrimp!

These light bites from Dinner Mom are perfect if you’re looking to bring a fresh appetizer to your next tailgate party.

Find the recipe HERE.

Related: Simple Shrimp Recipes to Make This Week

Guac and Avocado Kitchen Musts Guacamole Recipe

Whether you’re serving up your recent batch or storing it in the fridge, you’ll need some good guac accessories on hand.

Find the bowls HERE.

These nesting bowls from Temp-tations are great for serving guacamole. And since there are three sizes, you’ll always have one on hand despite the size of your batch.

Find the caddies HERE.

These snack caddies from Temp-tations are also nice!

I love that each one is divided into a dip area and a place to hold crackers or chips.

Guacamole Recipe Storage Containers
Find the containers HERE.

Have a little extra guacamole? You can store it in one of these Rubbermaid leak-proof containers!

While you may not use them all at once (I mean, unless you make a LOT of guac), the variety of sizes allow you to choose the one that’s perfect for your batch.

Find the slicer HERE.

And if you need a little help slicing your avocado for your guacamole recipe, look no further than this OXO 3-in-1 slicer! It can help you peel, pit and cut an avocado in no time.

A great time saver!

Related: 20 Kitchen Gadgets Under $20 You Need In Your Home

So, how about some guacamole?

Whether it’s for a football party, a PTA meeting or a post little league bash, guac is a great way to bring everyone together!

From my kitchen to yours,


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