Gourmet (Magazine) Guacamole
January 11th, 2014 by
This recipe from Gourmet Magazine is 24 years old. Where does the time go?

This recipe from Gourmet Magazine is 24 years old. Where does the time go? (Photo by Mark Micheli)

I got this recipe on Epicurious.com. It’s from the December 1990 issue of Gourmet Magazine. I didn’t follow it exactly because I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand.

Instead of using a jalapeno pepper, I added about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. Instead of using lime juice, I used lemon juice. I also cut down on the amount of onion too (to about a 1/4 cup, chopped fine). And I didn’t have any coriander, fresh or dried, so I didn’t use anything. Oh hell, I better just rewrite the recipe here:


  • Avocados, 2 ripe.
  • Onion, about 1/4 cup chopped fine or minced.
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Lemon juice, about 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Ground Cumin, 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Red Pepper Flakes, about 1/4 tsp.

Making the dish:

Halve and pit the avocados and scoop the flesh into a bowl.

Mash the avocados coarse with a fork and stir in the onion, the garlic paste, the lemon juice, the cumin, and the red pepper flakes.

The guacamole may be made 2 hours in advance, its surface covered with plastic wrap, and chilled.

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