My Grandma's Guacamole


  • 2fresh chile de arbol peppers, or to taste
  • 3 medium avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed (one pit reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped roma tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 pinches garlic powder, or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1lime, juiced
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Arrange chile peppers on a baking sheet.


  • Step 2

    Toast chile peppers in the preheated until browned, about 7 minutes. Remove stems.

  • Step 3

    Mix avocados, onion, and roma tomatoes together in a bowl.

  • Step 4

    Blend canned tomatoes, cilantro, toasted chile peppers, garlic powder, and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour about half the blended tomato mixture into avocado mixture. Reserve remaining tomato mixture for another use or for dipping.

  • Step 5

    Squeeze lime juice into avocado mixture and gently stir until evenly combined. Transfer guacamole to a smaller serving bowl; place reserved avocado pit in the middle to prevent browning.

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