Ryan Seacrest: ‘The Greatest’ Guacamole Recipe

01/13/2014 at 01:03 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest's Favorite Guacamole Recipe
Courtesy Ryan Seacrest

Guacamole feels like a getaway in a bowl.

Each dip into the creamy avocado conjures memories of poolside margaritas, beachy sunsets, romantic guitar music wafting with the breeze off the Sea of Cortez … okay, we’re turning off the computer and heading to the airport now.

Blame the itch to jet off to sunnier climes on Ryan Seacrest, who recently posted a dreamy photo on Instagram of an oceanfront infinity pool at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he celebrated his December birthday in a private beach villa — but it’s Seacrest’s seaside snack of tortilla chips and dip that really got our attention.

“If ur home this weekend watching the globes or football, here’s the greatest guacamole recipe — stole it from my fav hotel @lasventanasalparaiso,” the American Idol host shared.

It appears fairly traditional — cilantro, jalapeño, lime, you get the gist — but we’ll be testing out the recipe from the hotel’s executive chef Fabrice Guisset in time to watch Saturday’s SAG Awards.

We’re sensing a trend here: Not only was guacamole one of the most searched-for recipes of 2013 but it seems that nearly every star from Eva Longoria to Kyle MacLachlan has their own proprietary blend. Guacamole bar, anyone?

Las Ventanas al Paraiso Guacamole 
Serves 4

1 avocado
¼ white onion
1 ripe tomato
½ cilantro bunch
1 jalapeño
2 tbsp. lime juice

1. Cut avocado in half, take out the seed. Get big cubes out of it and mix in bowl

2. Finely chop onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño and mix with avocado.

3. Add fresh lime juice. Season with salt and serve with tortilla chips.

—Brooke Showell

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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guest on

Just like my recipe, except I leave out the white onion,

Terry on

I love Guacamole, just wish people would pronounce the word guacamole correctly and ditch the g letter.

Lisa on

My recipe is simple:
1 to 2 avocados, mashed
Juice of one small lemon (don’t use bottled juice)
Garlic salt to taste.

I start with the juice from half the lemon, adding more from the other half as needed. Always gets many compliments.

zoom on

Sounds like every other one Ive seen Except the cilantro Nothing special

Guac_xpert on

Gotta have FRESH cilantro and lime juice. I prefer red onion and add a dash of cumin.

Li on

The recipe is right, cilantro is to give a better flavor and the lemon juice is because of the avocado doesn´t look oxidize, just use 5 or 6 drops.

Jenna on

Mash avocado add some pace picante sauce and some salt and garlic powder. Yummmm trust you wont be disappointed..

Jay on

Cilantro tastes like stink bug smell. I’ve been told it’s an acquired taste, but no matter how many times I’ve tried it always makes me gag.

Erin on

That is my favorite recipe too, except I use red onion….

carlie on

That’s enough cilantro to kill a person – a little goes a long way! The best guacamole is cilantro-free!

guest on

gotta add some minced garlic…extra!

Bebe on

I cant stand cilantro! Everything else sounds yummm

Gina on

Same as my recipe-except for the white onion. Actually a good substitute-since I have been having issues with the red onion. Thanks!

Heide M on

Sounds divine.

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