Guacamole Salad

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I made this to go alongside a pork butt Brandon smoked this weekend. I figured why not chop up some standard guac ingredients, toss in some refresher veggies like cukes and voila, I’ve made a chewable guacamole, though that title doesn’t sound quite as appetizing as guacamole salad, to me anyway. When we sat down to eat, I kept hovering over Brandon, eyeballing how many forkfuls of salad he was putting into his mouth. I said, more than once (read: nagged), “Heyyyy babeeeee, make sure to leave some so I can have it for leftovers. *Smile*”  I was kind of obsessed with this.


  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 4 large-ish tomatillos, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • handful cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • salt


The only thing I really need to explain (probably) is how to deal with tomatillos, so here goes…

Remove the green husks. You’ll feel that the tomatillo is slightly sticky to the touch. Rinse those suckers under some warm water, then chop ’em up like the rest of the ingredients.

In a large bowl, add all ingredients together. Consume.

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    April 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’ve never loved you more. For some reason, this just sounds insanely good right now and it is happening tonight! Thanks for always having the most awesome but simple recipes!.

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    April 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Cool, we just had an imu and smoked a pork butt and a turkey. I love the smoked meat soo much, it is hard to think of eating anything else when it is around, but this sounds like it will go really well with both. Thanks!

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    April 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    This was exactly how I thought a guacamole salad should be. I couldn’t find any tomatillos but used red tomatoes and was awesome. I had left overs today for lunch and I think it may have been a little bit better too…

    Thanks for the great dish!

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    April 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

    So good !

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    May 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I made this for dinner last night along with some Old Bay steamed shrimp and WOW was it good!

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    June 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Looks incredibly yummy. Looking forward to trying!

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    Jen W.
    June 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Love this! I’ve made it twice now and it’s officially staying in my “standards”. Thanks SO much!

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    June 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    i traded the onions for jicama… DELISH! It gave a slight sweetness to the tartness of the tomatillo.

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    October 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Another flavorful guacamole salad variation. Love the tomatillos touch. Had a little difficulty looking for them though.

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    Jennifer Ayre
    November 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I can eat it by itself for breakfast or with meat, or just to snack on. If you ad mango or papaya to it the flavor kicks up one more notch. Think I may be going home to make some now :)

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    May 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I made this tonight–made a half recipe–and ate the whole thing with some Nacho chips. It was delicious!!!

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