I remember when I was growing up, my dad used to come home from work and pull out an avocado and chips for an evening snack before dinner. I would watch him from a distance as he sliced into the avocado and began to mash it up in his bowl, making guacamole. I thought it was Soooo Gross!!! Why would he want to eat that slimy green stuff? I mean, come on Daddy, how weird can you be? 30 years later, it’s one of my favorite appetizers! I guess Daddy knew what a good thing was back then.
Here in East Texas you’ll find guacamole on the menu of almost any restaurant you go to. We have an overabundance of Mexican food restaurants in Huntsville… so many that we sometimes roll our eyes when we learn someone else has opened up yet another Mexican food place. But, none of these restaurants have our favorite guacamole.
The best guacamole was discovered during our annual Christmas party at our house. Our best friends showed up with their homemade guacamole that had a noticeable ingredient in it that was new to us… Garlic. Ever since then, I’ve always put garlic in my guacamole. I have modified it a bit by adding ranch dressing. Here is my guacamole recipe that is sure to be a hit at any party!