Melissa Anelli’s Famous Guacamole

Melissa Anelli’s Famous Guacamole

I love Harry Potter. I mean, I LOVE it. I like to say I am passionate about Potter, but my husband would probably say “obsessed” would be a better term. Several years ago, while anxiously awaiting the release of book seven, I was listening to an episode of PotterCast. One of the hosts, Melissa Anelli, gave out her Famous Guacamole recipe. I copied it down and it has been a love affair ever since.

I have made some modifications per my taste. So here is Melissa’s original recipe with my recommendations.


  • 2 Ripe Avocados, mashed(don’t puree)
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, fresh chopped [I use MUCH more cilantro than this, I say add to taste.]
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice [again to taste, I like more, I use juice from a whole lime]
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (This is Melissa’s secret ingredient. She recommends Mediterranean sea salt from Coastal Goods. I use Mediterranean sea salt from my local grocery store and so far, so good.)
  • 1/2 Ripe Tomato, cored, dice the outside [I use a whole tomato]


Mix all but tomato together. Add tomato last. Enjoy!

One note on this, Melissa calls for mashed avocado. My aunt (Susie) makes a similar recipe, but she cubes her avocado instead. Equally delicious.


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