Easy Texas Guacamole that tastes just like the tableside guacamole at Uncle Julio’s, one of the best Tex Mex restaurants in Dallas, Texas.
If you’re a fan of Tex-Mex food, this fresh homemade guacamole recipe is healthy, delicious, and can be made in just a few minutes.
Easy Texas Guacamole: Your New Favorite Healthy and Homemade Recipe
Do you love tableside guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant? If so, you’re in for a treat because we’re about to share an easy Texas guacamole recipe that will blow your taste buds away!
One of our favorite restaurants in Texas is Uncle Julio’s. This Tex-Mex favorite began in Dallas many years ago and was THE Dallas hot spot in the 1990’s! We always had to order their frozen swirl margarita (half margarita and half sangria) and the made-fresh tableside guacamole.
Still to this day, Uncle Julio’s is one of my favorite restaurants for amazing Tex-Mex dishes. Over the years, I watched them make the tableside guacamole so many times that eventually this small town Oklahoma girl learned how to make a similar copycat version at home. I’m sharing my homemade version today!
Uncle Julio’s Copycat Recipe for Texas Guacamole
Avocado lovers will enjoy this easy Texas style guacamole recipe. It’s the perfect blend of creamy, tangy, and spicy flavors. Made with simple, fresh ingredients, it’s a healthy and delicious appetizer or snack that will impress your guests who have never been to Texas!
You’ll need these Ingredients:
- garlic cloves
- Roma tomatoes
- white onions
- jalapeños (optional)
Holy guacamole, this is so good! Scroll down below to print the recipe instructions.
Quick Tips for Texas Guacamole
Is guacamole healthy?
Yes, guacamole is very healthy! Avocados are packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Just make sure to enjoy it in moderation as it’s still high in calories.
Can I make guacamole ahead of time?
Yes, you can make guacamole ahead of time, but it’s best to do so no more than a few hours before serving. To prevent browning, follow the tips mentioned above.
How can I make my guacamole smoother?
If you prefer a smoother guacamole, you can use a food processor or blender to puree the avocado before adding the other ingredients.
There you have it, folks! Whether you’re having a party, a potluck, or just a casual movie night at home, this Texas guacamole is sure to be a hit. And if you’re a fan of Uncle Julio’s tableside guacamole, now you can make it at home anytime you want.
Go ahead and give this recipe a try, and let us know how you like it! Remember, when life gives you avocados, make guacamole!
Easy Texas Guacamole
- 2 large avocados
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced
- ½ cup diced white onions
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños optional
- Cut the avocados in half, then half again so you have 4 slices. Remove the pit, and peel the skin off the flesh then place into a bowl.
- Mash the avocado with a fork until it’s smooth, but still a little chunky.
- Add the diced garlic, diced tomatoes, diced onions, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños (if using) to the bowl with the mashed avocado.
- Mix everything together until well combined.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed, adding salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately, garnished with additional cilantro and jalapeño slices if desired.
- Guacamole Tips and Variations:
- If you like your guacamole a little spicier, add more jalapeños or even some diced serrano peppers.
- To make this guacamole even healthier, you can add some diced bell peppers, corn, or black beans.
- You can also add a pinch of cumin or chili powder for extra flavor.
- To keep your guacamole from turning brown, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and press down to remove any air bubbles before storing it in the fridge.
Wow! So great!
You know, I am a kind of person who is crazy with avocado and I really love your sharing.
Lynda Hoffman is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Through her business, Lynda Hoffman Life Coaching, she coaches passionate and self-directed business professionals – with or without ADHD – who want to create meaningful personal and organizational change. Lynda partners with clients to increase their personal agency and strategic decision-making. Her extensive experience in the fields of executive functioning and mindfulness training supports clients in understanding how their brain functioning informs their behaviour – and how to change what needs changing. She encourages her clients to do the deeper work to create transformational change – the kind that lasts.
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