Edwin’s Guacamole: ”The Best in the World”

Edwin and Luna guacamole

Submitted by Janeth Palacio Barrera

Recipe by Edwin Barrera

This delicioso guacamole is from Edwin Barrera, the husband of one of our favorite Colombian homecooks, Janeth Palacio Barrera and dad to Luna, 7, who also loves to cook. Along with Luna’s brother, Samuel, the family of four lives in the colorful Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Here is where Edwin, whose family is from Cuernavaca, Mexico, makes the best guacamole in the world, according to everyone in his family. Of course, Familia Kitchen asked if we could share his recipe with our community of Latino-food-loving homecooks. Gracias, Edwin!

Watch Luna and her dad, Edwin, chop and prep his family-famous guacamole!

”Not only is Edwin’s guacamole so good,” ays Janeth. ”What I love about it is that it stays fresh for a very long time. This makes it perfect for parties and special occasions. Every time we have friends coming over or we’re invited to friends or our family’s homes, we will always bring a big bowl of this fresh, tasty guacamole.”

And? ”Everyone loves it, including me most of all,” says Luna.

For more recipes from Janeth and her family, check out Janeth and Luna’s family recipes on Familia Kitchen. Here family-famous dishes include fried whole mojarra, flan de leche, and Colombian beef empanadas. And don’t miss the videos they made in honor of the movie Encanto: Janeth and Luna make arepas de queso—just like the ones the Madrigal Family made in the Disney movie. And Janeth and Luna make buñuelos.

For more cooking inspiration, explore Familia Kitchen to see the range of family-famous, abuela-approved traditional recipes from all the Spanish-speaking places we come from (or share your own!).

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Edwin’s Guacamole: ”The Best in the World”

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Edwin Barrera Cuisine: Mexican


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  • 3 3 avocados, big

  • 1/2 1/2 onion, medium, diced

  • 1 1 tomato, big, diced

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 or 2 1 or 2 serrano chiles, small, minced

  • 1/2 Tbsp 1/2 salt

  • 2 2 limes, big and juicy


  • Cut avocados into small squares and place in a bowl.
  • Chop onion, tomato, chiles and cilantro into very small pieces. Add to bowl.
  • Add salt and juice of 2 limes.
  • Mix everything to your desired consistency and enjoy!
  • Rest the avocado pit in the finished guacamole (this will help to keep it fresh).


  • Guacamole makers debate whether or not adding the avocado pit to the guacamole keeps it greener and fresher. Edwin and Janeth are both in the ”keeps it greener and fresher” camp.
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