The Best Rockin' Guacamole with Tomatillos + Lime

Gluten free guacamole divine with tomatillos
Fabulous, party worthy gluten-free guacamole.

Joey's Kicked Up Rockin' Guacamole Recipe with Tomatillos + Lime

Apparently in some circles Joey's guac is famous. But lest I be considered indiscreet, we won't name names. Let's just say, this guac is rockin'. The best guacamole this side of the Mississippi. (Thanks and xox to Will for styling the limes.)


6-8 ripe avocados (depending upon the size)
3 tomatillos, chopped
2-3 ripe red tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1 small red or sweet onion, diced fine
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded, diced fine
1 big bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Sea salt, to taste
3-4 fresh juicy limes


Peel and pit the avocados; cut the fruit into chunks and toss into a large bowl. Add the chopped tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and cilantro. Toss with your bare hands. Season with sea salt to taste. Squeeze fresh lime juice all over the guac and mix again. Taste test. Add more salt or lime, to taste. Taste test!

Put on Brazilian music.

Serve in a festive bowl topped with lime wedges. Break out the gluten-free tortilla chips.

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This recipe was mucho fabulous- and we scarfed it down with New Mexican style blue and yellow corn tortilla chips. And si, some of Joey's also famous margaritas.

It was the perfect appetizer for my Roasted Corn Chowder. And it would be fab as a side dish with any of my Mexican recipes and vegetarian recipes.

For the texture aversive, mash the guac smooth and leave out the chunky veggies.

For a super-fast, fresh and lovely vegan guac, see my Easy Vegan Guacamole with Lime.

xox Karina


Dianne said...

Looks fabulous! Gauc is my numero uno fave comfort food, with nacho's of course!

Anonymous said...

From Dianne

Looks fabulous! Gauc is my numero uno fave comfort food, with nachos of course


Scoutj said...

Ohhhhh I need to try this one. Ever since Trader Joes opened up I've been super lazy with my guac....

reginae said...

That picture gets my vote for the most heavenly picture yet. (And that's saying alot, 'cause your photos are gorgeous!)

Isn't the taste of true guacamole simply divine?

Garrett said...

Sounds like he makes it the same way Rob and I do, minues the lime zest! We sometimes use a bit of ground coriander too for that little "What is that taste?" play.

Michelle said...

How many would this serve as one of a few dips/appetizers? This is another good recipe for my break fast; thanks!

karina said...

Hi Dianne! Yes. Pure comfort.

Hey ScoutJ: Do try it. It's awesome.

Hola Reginae~ You are divine yourself. ;-)

Garrett:: Don't you just love those mystery ingredients?

Hi Michelle~ Well, it depends on the size of the avocados, tomatoes, etc... I usually guess at half an avocado per person to give me an idea. A ball park. Some people eat more...some people eat less...

It does make a mighty tasty side dish.

Hippy Nursey said...

Wow, what a beautiful photo! That really captures the fiesta feeling of good guac!

rowena said...

I just LOVE the look of that! What a photo! Any image that makes me want to run out and buy a basketful of avocadoes has got to win my vote. Rock on Joey!

karina said...

Thanks, Hippy Nursey! Fiesta - great word.

Rowena~ Thank you. Then I've done my job. ;-)

kerrdelune said...

Karina, I have to do this one, and I absolutely adore corn chowder. Love and hugs, Cate

kathryn H said...

I love Guacamole! This sounds so good, I'll try it this weekend...with the soup as well.

Quick question...I've only tried using tomatillos once before, and they didn't look great when I took the outer "wrapping" off. What do I look for?


Lynn Barry said...

This looks divine. I will definitely try it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

very nice. i substituted, for the jalapenos, habaneros. mmm habaneros in guac-- too good.

Lisa said...

Yowza! That looks amazing. And gorgeous photo; love it in the banner too.

Heidi said...

I really want to make this recipe soon! It looks so good! Yum!

Kalyn said...

Hi Darling,
Just wanted to let you know I'm including this as one of my South Beach friendly recipes of the Week on my blog today. It includes your photo (with a photo credit for you, of course, and a link to your recipe. Looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Do either Joey or Karina make any sides/condiments with black beans - such as black bean soup or black bean dip? I make a great black beans and brown rice - so spicy, flavorful, earthy, and filling (but guilt-free). It would be great to see y'all's recipes for a black bean dip or soup, if y'all make them. Thanks!

karina said...

Hola, Cate! It's quite yummy. Can't wait to make it again, actually. ;-)

Hi Kathryn ~ You want a firm, green tomatillo - not too soft. Think: firm ripe tomato.

Hi Lynn! My pleasure.

Ooh, Anon! You like it HOT! :-)

Hey, Lisa! Thanks so much!

Heidi! Do. It's fantastico.

Hola mi amiga, Kalyn! Thank you so much for the shout out. You're a peach.

Hi Anon! Joey tells me has a fabulous black bean soup recipe from his Mama. Stay tuned.

MB said...

Oh my, I did *not* need to know how good this is!! We had 3 avocados ripen on the same day,and our lime tree is covered in fruit, so what else to do but try this? Most flavorful guac I've made!

Karina Allrich said...

Hey MB! Lime tree? How cool is that? Do you live in California? ;)

I miss this guac - with my new food allergies it's off limits.

At least I can gaze at the picture. Ha.



MB said...

I do live in California, luckily in the part with great produce. (especially the free, backyard kind) I am lucky to have tomatoes and jalapenos in the back as well- right now, I need to find something to use lots of jalapenos in.

It has been funny at work this week to have my co-workers looking enviously at my lunch (especially the tacos)and asking, "that really doesn't have gluten in it?" My GF lunch was much better than theirs! I may have to try this guac on the chicken tacos next time I make them, but then again, I may need to just make it for special occasions when I can take it somewhere, have a taste and walk far away from temptation. "Step away from the guac!"

Karina Allrich said...

MB! Too cool. I love it. We hope to move to So Cal before winter; waiting to sell our place here in New Mexico. Keep in touch.


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