Pico de Gallo & cumin gaucamole

Mexican simplicity at it’s very best!  oh my gosh I love avocados! I love fresh Pico de Gallo!  I miss Mexico!

Pico De Gallo


1 pound fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Fresh squeezed lime juice from 2 limes

3 medium jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced

2 garlic cloves, minced



Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)


Chunky Gaucamole


3 medium ripe Hass avocados

2 Tbsp minced onion

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 minced seeded jalapeño pepper

1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
juice of 1 lime


1. Halve 1 avocado, remove pit, scoop flesh into medium bowl and mash with onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, salt and cumin.

2. Halve and pit the remaining avocados, prepare by cross hatching with your knife into squares while still in the skin.  Scoop out with a spoon, add to mashed mixture, sprinkle with lime juice and very lightly stir to mix with the mashed avocado mixture. Adjust seasonings. Cover with plastic wrap pressed onto the mixture for up to one day.


serve with corn tortillas home made or store bought tortilla chips.





  1. love Mexican food and love this new twist on my old fav, guac as I call it! thanks!
    the row house nest

  2. Tried your gaucamole recipe and it was oOoo lala delicious! Wow. It dissappeared in about 2.5 seconds flat. We loved it – thanks for sharing :-)

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