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America's #1 Guacamole Recipe Cook-Off at Burbank Boys and Girls Club

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - BostonChron -- America's Best Home Recipes' release of an 'Easy Smoky Garden Guacamole" video in December (2022) stayed at the top of Google News searches for weeks leading to the New Year. The raw vegan recipe is so simple to prepare, Chef Mick hosted a cook-off at the Burbank Boys and Girls Club (BBGC). Armed with forks and butter knives, teen teams The MVP's and The Influencers faced off to see who could make the Best Guacamole.

Earlier in the the week, the BBGC had a visit from Mario Lopez with a cooking demo from Knorr Seasonings. A hard act to follow, for sure. Chef Mick's Smoky Garden Guacamole recipe consists of 7 simple ingredients: Avocado, Onion, Tomato, Olive Oil, Lemon, Cumin and Cilantro. OK- there are 9 components if you add Salt and Pepper to taste.

A preview video of the contest was released on Monday, where the teams are introduced. In the next segment we will meet the volunteer Judge panel and see how the dishes were done.

For those who missed it, the Smoky Garden Guacamole recipe covers a galaxy of eating styles: All Natural, Whole Foods, Gluten Free, Vegan, Raw Food Diet, Paleo, Keto, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Superfoods, Heart Healthy, etc…

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Ingredients: (Appetizer for 2-4 served with Chips or Veggies for dipping)

2 Avocados

1/2 Cup Chopped Tomato

1/4 Cup Chopped Onions

2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro

1-2 Tbsp Fresh Ground Cumin

1-2 Tsp Olive Oil

2-3 Drops Fresh Lemon Juice

Salt/Pepper to taste


1. Halve and pit Avocados, use Spoon to separate ripe part from peel. Smash with fork or vegetable masher to desired smooth or chunky consistency. Add 2-3 Drops of Lemon juice. Mix throughly.

2. Add Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro and Olive Oil. Mix evenly.

3. Blend in desired amount of Cumin, Salt and Pepper to taste.

4. Have fun with final plate/presentation. Use spare tomatoes, onions and cilantro to design a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock on top?

Preview Video:

December article:

Recipe Video:

SIZZLE! with Chef Mick


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