This is my husband's favorite way to make guacamole. I prefer a more complicated recipe when I make it with fresh tomatoes, garlic, lime, etc. But he gets lots of raves from this one when he makes it for parties (with lots more avocadoes and salsa, of course). We love this on quesadillas.
- 1 avocado
- 1⁄4 cup picante sauce (we use Pace medium)
- salt and pepper
- Mash avocadoes with fork or potato masher. Add picante to taste and salt and pepper.
How easy can it get? This was made in literally 2 minutes. Sorry, I have no idea what Picante sauce is, so substituted Tabasco.. um,... let me tell you that a decent half teaspoon of the stuff is too much .. (not that I'm really good dealing with fire anyway) so I needed to add another avocado to balance things out a bit and tone down the fire. NO fault of the recipe of course, just a warning to those who also can't get hold of Picante sauce and are experimenting with a substitution. Add just a smidgen and then taste *before* adding more LOL. I like to try as many Guac recipes as I can, and hands down this is the fastest and easiest, but if I can get the hot sauce to replace the more diverse tastes of previous recipes as favourite remains to be seen. Please see my rating system, a lovely 4 stars :) Thanks! Editing to add: I got a note from No MSG after my review and found her comments so helpful that I will add them here for those who also do not know what Pace medium picante sauce is: "The picante sauce that we use has tomatoes, peppers, and onions so it's a real short cut to cutting them all up yourself. Tabasco really isn't the same thing but would spice it up in a pinch. I don't know if you have access to any kind of Mexican salsa or a chunky, spicy sauce with the above-mentioned vegetables in it. That would be closer to what we would use here." I will now look for the correct thing and try again, Thanks, No MSG!
I love pace Picante, and really love avocadoes, so what could be better? So easy too! I'm anxious to try it......