Vovo’s Famous Guacamole

This is my dad’s famous recipe. It is simple and so delicious!

Make sure you have this appetizer during the holidays for a filling and nutritious option! It may not be a Christmas tradition but it sure is yummy and it keeps me from diving into the cheesy and unhealthy items. The good fat is satisfying and the lime and salt hit the spot!

Growing up in a Brazilian family meant BBQs every Sunday and grazing all day on delicious meat that had been marinated in rock salt and beer. It meant laughter and “family” that stayed at our house for hours and sometimes for sleepovers. It was card games and dominos with a lot of egos and competition. We cooked, ate and talked emphatically with our hands and a lot of expression. Whether in Brazil or in California, I cherished these days with family and friends. Although we eat a little differently now then I did growing up, it is not THAT different. The rice and beans are a fixture, salad is must, fresh salsa and guac are common staples and the BBQ is still flowing. I just stick to the grilled veggies while my friends and family dive into the beautiful grass-fed meat. We still marinate them in rock salt and my husband loves the idea of the Brazilian BBQs. Who doesn’t??!

I make this app year round and it is always a winner!


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Vovo's Famous Guacamole
  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the skin and toss the avocado into a medium sized bowl. Be sure to save two of the pits!
  2. With a fork, mash the avocado to your desired texture. My family likes the guacamole a little chunky but if you prefer more of a blended texture, mash longer.
  3. Add in tomatoes, onions, lime juice, cilantro and salt.
  4. Mix it all together.
  5. Place two of the avocado pits in the bowl. This will prevent the avocado from turning brown too quickly.
  6. Try to enjoy within a few hours.
Recipe Notes

Use organic ingredients when possible. Feel free to add or decrease lime and salt portions according to your preference. We LOVE a lot of lime! By Vovo Mario Leopoldo

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Hi! I am Tracy Posillico. Our lives were turned right-side up when our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. We learned to eat better, live well and love hard. Follow me as I raise funds as awareness for Pediatric Cancer and share my love of Health. Always BELIEVE-ing

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