A Non-Fictional Tale: Italian Dressing Guacamole Recipe Straight Out of Texas (2024)

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I have this friend. This friend who I have never seen or met but she has been there for me lately as much as others I have seen 1,000 times.

We met in an online blogging group. She blogs about books so one day I messaged her asking about some summer reading selections. Then we got to chatting on the phone .

We chatted about books, family and health. We had a lovely conversation and I tell you, I could listen to her Southern accent ’til the cowboys come home. See, my friend lives in Texas.

Any-who, Andrea (oh, that is her name in case I forgot to tell you) told me, she has a recipe to share with me that her Aunt Frieda’s used to make. This recipe is called ‘Aunt Freida’s Guacamole’. She swore it was Texan food for the soul.

She told me that there is salad dressing in the recipe and my response was ‘Uhhhhhhh……ooooo-kay’. She said ‘Oh, darlin, in Texas, guacamole is its own food group so trust me!

And with that statement, I had to make it immediately. Now, she did not give me any measurements, just a list of ingredients that I adapted and what resulted was truly ‘food for the soul’

Italian Dressing Guacamole Recipe (Yield = ~2 cups)
1 and 1/2 ripe avocados, mashed
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 red onion, diced
2 organic tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon diced chilies from a can
a large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons of Italian dressing (Aunt Frieda used Wish Bone)

1. Scoop the avocado into a large bowl and mash with the lime juice.

2. Prepare the remaining ingredients and mix well. Consume quickly.

I strongly suggest, you make a bowl of this guacamole and then spend plenty of time on Andrea’s blog ‘Great Thoughts‘. Then you can head off to the book store or library and enjoy getting lost in books. Hear me Y’all?

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  1. Aggie says

    Saw this & the crostini & am havin midnight cravings! Dressing in guac? Must try!

  2. Joi says

    I absolutely LOVE avocados and am anxious to try this. I love the story too. I can relate because my very best friend who is always there for me lives in Texas as well.

  3. Jennifer says

    Hi Katja! I make my own in most cases as well so simple whip together your favorite oil, vinegar and seasonings and the magic will happen. Delish!

  4. Katja of Skimbaco says

    I’m curious too.. But I don’t even buy salad dressing, I usually make it 🙂 And both you and Andrea are amazing women, so lucky to know you both.

  5. Shana D says

    I just made guacamole last night but didn’t see this until now. My first thought was like you uhhhh lol but I admit I am curious. I will have to try it with some dressing in it.
    And Andrea rocks!

  6. Rajean says

    I love this story and the players in it! Oh, and I’ve only been buying avocados for about a year! Must try this, the photos are wonderful.

  7. Becca Bernstein says

    What a fun idea! This looks great!

  8. Catherine says

    Maybe I’m a Texan and didn’t know it? I think guac is a basically a food group too. I’m glad Andrea has been able to be there for you during your tough time, Jennifer.

  9. Andrea says

    I love this post! Accent, what Texas accent? 🙂

  10. Jennifer says

    Yeehaw Stephanie! Is the craving still there? I can make you some but for your brood I would need to double the recipe. 😉

  11. Stephanie Kay says

    I had to click through the FB link to find out how YOU had a Texas guac recipe. Now I understand. I could just hear your friend speaking. Or maybe that was my own southern accent I heard. Either way, now I’m craving guac. And it’s bedtime. Thanks.

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