Mary’s Favorite Guacamole (spoiler alert: it’s my mother-in-law’s recipe)

We can’t get together at the farm without Marie’s famous guacamole. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my mother-in-law! She makes it fresh, and she makes it good. All of us are always dancing around her in the kitchen whenever she makes it, waiting for her head to turn away so we can sneak a taste. Sorry, Marie (not really).

chips and guacamole

Fresh garlic in this traditional guacamole recipe and jalapeños are essential.

Marie’s no-fuss guacamole recipe is always loaded with jalapeños and lots of fresh garlic. Everyone in the DiSomma family LOVES garlic, so we go big. That means it goes in the guac, too. I even ask for it when I go to a restaurant. No shame—a lady likes what she likes!

Pro tip: make one spicy guac and one mild guac: everyone’s happy!

We also always make two batches… it just so happens that the guys like theirs spicier, so we do a mild batch and a hot batch for them by adding more jalapeños. And then, we eat it on EVERYTHING. Eggs. Toast. Tacos. Chicken sandwiches, salads, tamales, and of course, chips. Avocados are super nutritious and full of healthy fats, so you can eat it on everything without a second thought. That’s my philosophy and I’m stickin to it.


Serve your guacamole in a molcajete with a side of carne asada.

This creamy guacamole is bound to be one of your new favorites. Want to get a little bit fancy with it? Serve it alongside my Carne Asada and Arroz con Leche in a molcajete dish (a traditional Mexican mortar made of coarsely textured stone) or your favorite beautiful bowl.

Yield: Makes approximately 3 cups
Mary’s Favorite Guacamole Recipe

Mary’s Favorite Guacamole Recipe

You just can’t beat a great guacamole. This recipe is quick to whip up and delicious on everything from Carne Asada to scrambled eggs to good ol’ tortilla chips. Eat up!


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado. Discard the skin. Place the avocado in a bowl. Using the back of a fork, mash the avocados.
  2. Add the red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic cloves, lime zest, and lime juice. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Easy as can be!
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April 27, 2022 — Mary DiSomma