Red Pepper Guacamole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 10, 2010

This makes me want to move to Spain. Or Mexico.

Anywhere Spanish speaking would work! (I miss saying Hola and Buen Dia all the time.) Ever since playing “Twitter translator” (where I would send Twitter DMs with common Dominican phrases to my friends who were in the Dominican Republic), I’ve been itching to speak Spanish. I find myself talking to the boys in Spanish and teaching them new words and phrases.

I used to speak about 75% of the time in Spanish with Ryan when we lived there, but I stopped when we learned he had apraxia of speech. I figured it was going to be difficult for him to speak in English, it might not be the best thing to be throwing 2 languages at him. But now that most of his speech issues have resolved, I’ve been speaking more and more with them in Spanish.

I digress.

Please…please…please…the next time you make guacamole, do yourself a favor and add some diced red peppers. I usually add diced tomatoes or salsa, but not this time. I had red peppers on hand, so I added those and what a fabulous flavor combination!

(I made this for a party…and it made LOTS.)

Red Pepper Guacamole

4 avocados, mashed
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup sour cream (optional)


1. Mash avocados.

2. Mix in diced red pepper and chopped onion.

3. Add in the lime juice, ground cumin and salt and pepper.

4. Optional: For a creamier guacamole, add 1/4 cup sour cream.

5. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies crudites.

6. And don’t be afraid to lick the bowl. It’s allowed!

Cost $...I don’t know and I don’t care. It’s got avocado and I’d make it if it were $100. (Well, maybe not.) But since I think that guacamole deserves it’s own food group, we’re going to let the cost of this one go.

If you must know, it would be around $5.50, depending on your avocado prices.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda @ A La Carte June 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Oh I love avocado and ate a whole one last night for a birthday celebration! I love guac and will try it with the red peppers! Yum!!! Cost? I’m with you if it’s avocado who cares!!!


Maria June 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I LOVE guacamole! I love just plain avocados, too, on salads or sandwiches. But there’s just something about some good guacamole! Thanks for the recipe!


Meagan June 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Awesome idea! I love red bell pepper. I will definitely be making this soon!


cheryl June 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Throw caution to the wind, buy those avocados and enjoy them.


Valerie June 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I will definately try this recipe… but my question is….. How do you chop your vegatables so small and perfect? Do you use a special knife or chopper? It just looks so nice and appetizing. Do Tell..


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy June 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I put red pepper in just about everything it seems! This looks great, thanks!


Jay June 11, 2010 at 1:38 am

Have you tried roasting the red peppers?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 11, 2010 at 10:14 am


That sure would add some delicious flavor…or grilling then dicing would too!


FoodontheTable June 11, 2010 at 8:42 am

Great idea to put red peppers in the guac! It will make it a little crunchy.


Karen June 11, 2010 at 10:23 am

hey! no printy icon. :) I currently am keen on a corn salsa recipe but this might mix it up a bit. :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 11, 2010 at 10:31 am


Sorry…added! :)


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