East Texas Zesty Garlic Guacamole

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!

East Texas Zesty Garlic Guacamole

East Texas Zesty Garlic Guacamole


  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tsp. Ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper


  1. Dice your tomato and garlic cloves and set aside.
  2. Peel and pit your avocados. Then, place avocados into a medium sized bowl and dice them, gently mashing with a fork.
  3. Add juice of a lime, Ranch dressing, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper. Continue to mash and stir until desired consistency.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

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Windy Looney

Windy Looney is a Pastor's wife and a working, homeschooling mom to 3 dynamic daughters. She does the bookkeeping for her husband's music store and leads the "Tenderhearts" of an American Heritage Girls Troop. Windy is very involved in the praise and worship team at church. She is a classically trained flutist and Board Certified Music Therapist. She has used her gift of music for 20 years to teach and minister to people both young and old, but mostly to children. Here in East Texas it gets a little hot and steamy, so Windy and her family often vacation at their log cabin in Colorado, where friends and loved ones have an open invitation.

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