In my noobular years, I disliked avocado.  I know, I know. Shame on me! Thank Heavens I came around. Like most people, it was guacamole that brought me around. Rich, creamy, and cool – it’s pretty much the perfect condiment. Lots of people have their own spin on guacamole, and mine is no exception. It’s similar to most guac recipes, but, I like to add a little bit of sour cream. It gives it a nice tangyness, and lightens it up a bit. I’m sure you could also use Greek yogurt, and get the same effect. We put it on everything; enchiladas, tacos, even scrambled eggs. Which, incidentally, I also add a bit of sour cream to. That’s a tip I picked up from Ralph Cifaretto in “The Sopranos”, right before he got whacked (one of my favorite episodes, btw, for all you Sopranos fans out there). Ahh, I miss that show!

I digress. The guacamole. With all the football game goodness we have to look forward to in the coming weeks (Go 9ers!), save room on your table for a big bowl of guacamole and tortilla chips. It’s always one of the first things to go! I’ve also got another great munchie coming up tomorrow that’s perfect for football snacking. Stay tuned!


  1. Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

    Too funny..I used to hate them too until about 4 years I can’t get enough!!! Quac has to be one of my favorite “not so bad for you” dips!

  2. Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    Being a SoCal resident – I can’t ever get anough guac.

  3. Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

    What a great idea to put in a little sour cream. I have to try this!

  4. Roma Mott
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM | Permalink

    Love sour cream in guac! I’m a little confused why the salt and sour cream are listed 2x. Am I missing something?
    Just found your blog thru foodgawker and will visit often!

  5. Posted January 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    I was the opposite. It was guacamole that convinced me I didn’t like avocado because I had tried some really bad varieties that just weren’t my cup of tea (weren’t my chip dip?).

    Turns out, trying avocado solo with some salt, straight out of the shell, was a magical, wonderful thing, and now I can’t get enough avocado….in guac included. Oooo, so amazing. But having bad guacs almost ruined it for me. This definitely doesn’t look like bad guac.

  6. Posted January 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM | Permalink

    Guacamole is super delish. Yours look wonderful.

  7. Cristina
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM | Permalink

    I usually put a dab of mayo instead. Also i use garlic salt and oregano for mine.

  8. Posted January 6, 2012 at 10:28 PM | Permalink

    This sounds yummy! Guacamole is usually what gets someone hooked on avocados..I like that this recipe has the sour cream and pico in it.

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