Secret Ingredient Guacamole

My special guacamole recipe, courtesy of Alton Brown. Recipe submitted by student Tiffania Willetts


  • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. 
  • Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. 
  • Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. 
  • Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. 
  • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.