Best Ever Guacamole

A 4 ingredient guacamole that gets is right every time, thanks to a *Secret Ingredient* that gives great flavor and as a bonus, keeps the guacamole from turning brown quickly.

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Best Ever Guacamole

Perfect for snacking or an easy & delicious add to any Taco Tuesday!

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We are big fans of guacamole (I mean who isn’t?) and make it quite often but I have always struggled with the right balance of lime or lemon, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and the like.  Anyone with me?

I mean there are so many variations of guacamole and quite honestly, I’ve never met a guacamole I didn’t like.

Then a friend introduced us to this one with her secret ingredient and we’ve been hooked ever since!

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The secret to this recipe? BANANA PEPPERS?! (aka Pepperoncini)

It’s a game changer.

It takes away the need for so many spices, limes, lemons or onions, and adds The. Best. Flavor!

Bonus: The juice from the banana peppers has some distilled vinegar and helps the guacamole from changing color and browning.  Seriously, this guacamole holds its color better than any we’ve ever made.

What you need…. avocados, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, salt, pepper and jarred Banana Peppers!

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So add a little zing to your guacamole and try this 4 ingredient guacamole. It works every time and it’s SO yummy!  A total crowd pleaser!

Perfect for snacking or an easy and delicious add to any Taco Tuesday!

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down for the recipe and leave a comment if you try.


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Best Ever Guacamole

This is not your average guacamole! Recipe from a friend, it has a secret ingredient that changes everything. Banana Peppers! The banana peppers replace lemons, limes, onions and a whole host of other ingredients providing great flavor and helping the guacamole keep from browning. This guacamole holds its color better than any other we've tried. Perfect for gluten-free snacking or as an add to any Taco Tuesday.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Sides, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup jarred banana peppers chopped
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • With a fork gently mash 2 avocados
  • Mix in the peppers.
  • Then gently fold in the tomatoes and cilantro
  • Add in the third avocado and gently mash with a fork (I like to do the third avocado last so that there are some chunky avocado pieces but mix to your liking)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
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2 thoughts on “Best Ever Guacamole

    1. Thanks Carrie! They are the best secret ingredient– Great flavor + keeps guac from turning brown 🙂 Let me know if you try!

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