Restaurant Style Guacamole


I spent a lot of time working in the restaurant/bar industry. Over 10 years to be truthful. I worked in the front of the house – bartender, server, manager – but some places where I worked had the policy of training their staff everywhere regardless of their position. That means that I got to learn some great recipes during my training in the back of the house – kitchen!

I consider myself very lucky to have had those experiences. Not only did I get some really good recipes and cooking tips but it also gave me a better understanding of the other workers work experiences. I think all restaurants should train their staff this way.

This recipe is from one of the restaurants that I worked for – cut down a great deal considering you’re not preparing it for 100’s of people!


  • 3 ripe avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 tomato – diced (I prefer using a roma tomato)
  • 1 small sweet onion – diced
  • fresh cilantro – everyone has a preference for cilantro so you decide how much if at all
  • 1 lime – juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper – seeded and diced (optional)


  • Mash avocados with a fork in a bowl
  • Add tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap – right against the guacamole to prevent it from turning brown – and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

Hope you enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Restaurant Style Guacamole

  1. Yummmmm Lisa, I love reading your stories and add a tasty recipe and I’m hooked. I love your blog.
    I bet you had lots of fun working in the restaurants and I bet they freakin LOVED you and your awesome sense of humour (hmmmm …like your cousin much!) XX

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