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Cilantro Garlic & Red Pepper Guacamole

This Cilantro Garlic & Red Pepper Guacamole is our favourite guacamole recipe!  It’s so delicious.

Today is my bloggy birthday.  We turn 2!  I really can’t believe I’ve been at this little gig for 2 years now!  Blogging has done more for me than I ever could have imagined!  It keeps me sane, active, and challenged…what a blessing that is!

Also, this is my chance, because I don’t say it enough, to say THANK-YOU!  Thank-you for coming along on this blog adventure with me.  Thank-you for commenting, reading and supporting my blog. ‘A Pretty Life’  happens because you are here! So to celebrate let’s eat some chips & dip!  You can’t have a party without those can you?!


Cilantro Garlic and Red Pepper Guacamole

This Cilantro Garlic & Red Pepper Guacamole is our favourite guacamole recipe!  It’s so delicious.


  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce (more if you like)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • 45 ripe avocados (peeled and pits removed)
  • 1/2 red pepper (chopped)


This guacamole can be made in a food processor. It’s the easiest way to make it!

  1. Put the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and hot sauce into your food processor, and puree.
  2. Add a handfull of the cilantro. Puree.
  3. Add the avocados and the rest of the cilantro (see Notes). Pulse the food processor just enough to combine everything, but leave the guacamole smooth, yet chunky. You want the guacamole to be somewhat chunky.
  4. Once the guacamole is the consistency you like, stir in the red pepper, but do use the food processor – just stir it in with a spoon. You want the red pepper to stay in chunks.
  5. Scoop the guacamole into a serving dish and enjoy with some tacos!


If you like a lot of cilantro, you can use a whole bunch. Or if you prefer less, just use half or less. [br]- You can make this guacamole hours before serving. Just add an avocado pit to the dip and put it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it. Just remember to remove the pit before serving!

Recipe adapted from Chef Michael Smith – Fast Flavours

Grab some chips!

Cilantro Garlic & Red Pepper Guacamole

Happy Birthday to my little blog!  I look forward to a fun, delicious and crafty filled year ahead!

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    October 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Happy Blogversary!!

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    October 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Happy Anniversary; love your blog!
    Elizabeth 🙂

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    October 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Mmm, that guacamole looks delicious! Nice way to celebrate your 2-year blogging anniversary. Glad I recently discovered your site!

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    Katherines Corner
    October 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Happy blogaversary! Yum, please pass the chips 🙂 xo

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    Stephanie@Henry Happened
    October 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    happy anniversary! this looks like a good and healthy snack, I love the idea of combining with chips!

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