Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Guacamole for French Fridays with Dorie?  Why, yes!  Apparently it is quite common in France, especially Paris.  Who knew?  One thing I have learned through this FFWD journey is that French home cooking is just as “melting pot” as American home cooking.


This was a delicious guacamole recipe.  There were instructions to make it smooth or chunky.  As you can see from the pictures I opted for chunky.  The ingredient list includes lime zest and juice, chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, diced jalapeno, grape tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, and (duh!) avocados.  The only change I made was to use only half the lime juice, which I found to be more than enough.

Guacamole and Chips

We ate most of the guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips, but we saved a bit of it to top beef fajitas for our main course.

Beef Fajitas

The best part about this guacamole was that I made it on the first night of vacation!  Guacamole is always good, but it is even better on vacation.

We stayed for several nights at Lake Almanor in Northeastern California.  The lake was fun, but the highlight of our trip (besides the delicious guacamole) was a day trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The park was beautiful and interesting – a fun time was had by all!

Lake Almanor:

Lake Almanor

Lassen Peak from the “Devastated Area”:

Lassen Peak



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16 responses to “Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

  1. Pam Greer

    I love the additions in the guacamole! What a lovely place to vacation!

  2. Looks wonderful! I needed to chop mine a bit more. And your photos from Lassen Volcanic National Park are amazing!

  3. I like your chunky version of guacamole. I had a really ripe avocado and mashed it well. I so want to go on your vacation – it is cold and wet and blustery here, so being in the sun would be my dream right now.

  4. Sounds like a beautiful trip!
    And I like the look of those fajitas. Delicious!

  5. How beautiful… everything tastes better on vacation. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Doesn’t almost anything taste better on vacation? Now, every time you make guacamole, it will remind you of this wonderful trip and your first attempt at this recipe. I thought Dorie’s recipe was very good and simple. Every Dorista has a different use for this – I’ve gone from a topping for poached eggs to fajitas. It’s fun.

  7. I totally agree, on vacation is the best way to have guacamole!! Such a beautiful place you’re visiting.

    I thought this was good, but then again, I pretty much always think home-made guacamole is good!

  8. It seems to be a general rule that most everything tastes better on vacation. Sounds like your family had a nice one, gorgous pics.

  9. I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Fajitas and guacamole are a great pairing.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! I enjoyed seeing your photos…beautiful! I went with the smooth version, and also cut the lime juice a bit. Glad this was part of your happy vacation!! The Fajitas look scrumptious!

  11. Emily

    Lovely post and great looking guacamole! Love your serving ideas!

  12. oooh I bet it was super good with beef fajitas!! : )

  13. Sounds like a great trip, and the perfect setting to enjoy guacamole.

  14. Love your take on the guacamole and so glad you had a good camping recipe to make for this week! Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

  15. Who knew indeed! Can you imagine only knowing guacamole by the store bought variety?

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