Pepita Guacamole

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Pepita Guacamole

I’ve never had a home-made guacamole that I didn’t like.  You can add a lot of ingredients to mashed avocados (citrus, garlic, onion, tomato, herbs, spices), but it’s just as tasty mashed up with a little citrus and salt.  Having said that, here is my essential and easy guac recipe with toasted pepitas added to the mix.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 As Appetizer
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cooking Involved
  • Cuisine: Spanish


  • 2 avocado, skinned & pitted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds); toasted & chopped
  • 2 Tbsp pepitas, toasted and whole as garnish


Bring a small skillet to medium high heat and add pepitas (no need for any added oil).  Keep ’em moving in the pan – they will burn fast once they start to cook.  They are done when they start to smell toasty and are barely beginning to brown and pop.  Cool.  Reserve 2 Tbsp whole pepitas for garnish and roughly chop the rest.

Mash all ingredients, except pepitas, in a medium bowl.  Add in the chopped pepitas and stir together.   Add sea salt to taste and more citrus if you want it tangier.  Transfer to a smaller bowl and garnish with whole pepitas. Serve with chips and salsa.

Happy Chips & Guac!  Beckie


  • Don’t want to turn on the stove?  Skip toasting the pepitas and throw them in raw.
  • Use a bigger bowl when mixing ingredients – that way you will always have enough space and will never get frustrated trying to thoroughly mix the ingredients.  You will also not create a mess on your countertop from the overflow of a small bowl.

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Keywords: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Guacamole, Dip, Spread, Condiment, Snack, Pepitas

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