Quick, Delicious and Traditional Guacamole!

I so often come across people who avoid fats for fear that eating fats are making them gain weight. And while eating fried foods and foods high in saturated fats can certainly pack on the pounds and elevate cholesterol levels, a certain amount of fats in the diet is necessary to help promote healthy brain chemistry along with vibrant hair skin and bones. And in my mind, the most delicious way to include healthy fats in the diet is with avocados and from there, it takes just minutes to enjoy a delicious and nutritious guacamole.

Avocados are high in potassium, making them a great for preventing muscle cramps and managing blood pressure. In addition, they are a wonderful source of glutathione, the master antioxidant in the liver that helps protect your body’s immune function. From there, we add cilantro, limes, red onions and jalapenos to make one of the most delicious spreads out there that you can use on sandwiches or with chips for a quick and healthy treat.

In today’s video, I will show you my favorite guacamole recipe, one that makes an appearance on my table often. Whip it up this Labor Day for your end-of-summer-fiesta! And in another upcoming Motivational Monday video, I will be sharing my favorite fish taco so stay tuned for that!

So let’s hear from you! Do you have a favorite way of enjoying guacamole? Are there any secret ingredients you include? I’d love to hear your comments and feedback below….

Enjoy your last hoorah of summer and I’ll see you next week!


  • 1 medium to large Avocado
  • 1/4 jalapeno, minced (or more if you like a spicier guacamole)
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of salt or to taste

Mix together and enjoy!

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18 comments on “Quick, Delicious and Traditional Guacamole!

  1. AvatarLisa

    Hi Barbara – just catching up on recent videos. This is almost exactly how I make my guac – I also sometimes add finely chopped roma tomatoes to it. And one thing I have found extremely helpful is to put fresh squeezed lime juice over the top of the guacamole (do not mix it), then cover the whole mixture with plastic wrap – so that the plastic sits right on top of the guacamole. Store it like that in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving and then mix the lime juice in right before serving. Delish! Thanks for another great video!

  2. AvatarPilar Gil

    Hi Barbara! I like guacamole very much, I never do the recipe with cilantro, but I´ll try next time. Sounds good…Avocado = aguacate. I´m learning a lot with your Monday videos…One more thing I want to add: if you put the avocado´s pit in the guacamole when you finish, it keep it fresh and then, wash it and you can use it to massage your thighs because prevent cellulite…It´s hard to believe but a professional cook told me!
    Big hug for you,

    1. AvatarBarbara M Mendez

      I can just see every woman that reads this massaging avocado pits into her thighs! LOL! That is great! Thank you for letting us know.
      I know you are in Spain, but how do you make guacamole without cilantro? That is such a standard herb for the dish… let us know how you make it~
      Thanks for commenting! I hope you have an excellent day!

  3. AvatarJorge Mendez

    I love avocado as much as your mother. Coming from a tropical climate, they have always been part of our diet. Actually, even though I know it is a fruit, I always think of it as a vegetable!!!Love it anyway.
    Wanted to remind you, that another delicious way to have avocado is to mix slices of it with pineapple chunks and make a cold salad with it. Check it out, it is great!
    Love the video and love you,

  4. AvatarBarbara Fritze

    I make chocolate mouse out of avocados many recipes on line it is amazing. Avocado a little raw honey and unsweetened cocao. Mix it all in food processor, Sooo good

    1. AvatarBarbara M Mendez

      I’ve seen recipes for avocado-yogurt on-line but have never made it….sounds delicious! And a great way to get quality fats and glutathione as well as the powerful antioxidants found in cacao!
      I’ll soon be posting a yogurt recipe made from raw coconut…. it is awesome so watch out for that~
      Thanks for sharing this Barbara!
      Enjoy your week~

  5. AvatarAnna McNally

    I didn’t know if you limited fats or tried to remove them from your diet, your brain would crave other energy/pleasure rich foods like carbs – explains a lot.

    Carbs are easy for me because of my job and more often than not, I don’t eat enough good fats – I should start adding Avocado to my diet. One question, how much is too much good fats? Would eating two avocado a week be too much?

    I enjoyed the video and music 🙂


    1. AvatarBarbara

      Hey Anna! I’m just remembering that you are the lady in Canada! I was up there in early August, just across from the NY border on a lake called Killenbeck, but I think that is far from you….. Hope the weather is still nice up there!

      Thanks for your comment~ 2 avocados are not a lot a week (just slightly more than 1/4 avocado per day) but you also want to look at everything else you are eating so that you keep it in balance. Just adding avocados (and hence, extra calories) will likely lead to some weight gain in the long term, so look to reduce somewhere else, such as the carbs. Take note of how many starches are in your diet on a daily bases and see if you can reduce by one or two servings (so less bread, potatoes or pasta). Or you can look at the other fats in your diet such as oil, butter, nut butters, etc, and see if you can reduce there.

      While avocados are amazingly healthy and a great addition to a healthy diet, they do pack on calories, so make allowances elsewhere in your diet so you can enjoy them and not gain weight from eating them~
      Have a great day!

  6. AvatarIraida

    I love avocados, so I am sure I will love this new recipe! Thanks! Your video is great. Keep them coming! I look forward to Mondays, just to see you “in action.” Love, MOM


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