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Perfect Guacamole for Your Beach House Holiday

Nothing celebrates summer like a freshly made bowl of guacamole paired with a nice frozen margarita or an ice cold beer.  It’s the perfect starter to enjoy while you fire up the grill at your summer home exchange.  If you’re anything like me, you are constantly on the hunt for a quick and easy recipe that’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.  You might call this one my “signature dish” and I’m happy to share it with you. 

2 avocados
2 limes
3 Tbs diced red onion
2 Tbs finely diced jalapeño peppers (remove the seeds)
1/3 cup tomato (diced with seeds removed)
3 Tbs cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp pepper

Squeeze the limes into a bowl 
Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed.  Scoop out the avocado into the bowl and cut it into pieces. 
With two forks mash the avocado into chunky bits.  Add the sea salt, garlic salt, and pepper and combine.  Next add in the onion and jalapeño peppers and mix together then gently fold in the tomato. 
Top with the cilantro, serve with chips and enjoy! (don’t forget the beverages)
The real secret to great guac is a perfectly ripened avocado.  The only way I know of to check ripeness is to squeeze them in the stores but this causes bruising and ruins a perfectly good avocado.  To avoid this, you can choose an avocado that’s not yet ripe and let it ripen at home but that requires a lot of patience.  I haven’t yet come across a fool proof way to check for ripeness without bruising.  If you know of any tips that have worked for you in the past I’d love to hear about it in the comments sections below.

You haven’t made any summer plans yet? has luxury homes around the world available for home swap.  There’s sure to be a property wherever you plan to dip your toes in the sand this summer.  Check out this fabulous home on the Jersey Shore or this beachfront luxury California home.  Plan a family reunion at this luxury, oceanfront property in North Carolina.  One of the many benefits of home exchange is having a full kitchen at your disposal.  There will be plenty of room in the fridge for stocking up on all the guacamole ingredients, margaritas and cold beer.  You’ll be able to sit back, relax and try out this easy, crowd pleasing recipe.  There’s no better way to cap off a full day of sun and beach activities. 
Thank you travel writer Lisa Medeiros.  Follow her on twitter @lisamedeiros_


  1. This one's for the book! Such a perfect recipe during your home exchange vacation!


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