Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortilla Chips #GuacSquad12 #ad

Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortillas

Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortillas

Italian Guacamole brings the taste of Italy to your favorite avocado dip. Serve with Herb Tortilla chips for an amazing treat!

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I was afraid to try guacamole for years! That’s right. I thought it was going to be too spicy. Too mushy. I tasted avocado by itself and I wasn’t totally sure how to use it.
Then I met Miguel. He was my supervisor at work and everyone loved his version of guacamole. The funny thing was that he was allergic to avocados! He couldn’t even touch them!
One day I came into work and there were a flat of avocados on my prep table. I looked at them like they were grenades ready to explode!

Miguel explain his dilemma to me. We needed guac for a catering event and he needed me to make it. Oh boy!

If you work in a commercial kitchen then you must taste everything you make before service. So not only did I need to make it. I had to eat it.

That’s when I fell in love with guacamole!
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Taking that basic flavor and adding Italian herbs kicks it up a level.

Gourmet Garden makes a wonderful product called Italian Herbs that has all the flavors in an easy-to-use stir-in paste! I used their Chunky Garlic stir-paste for easy to use garlic and their Lightly-dried Basil without the mess of chopping!

Italian Guac Gourmet Garden

Italian Guacamole uses arugula as the base, with capers, onions, tomatoes and of course, you can’t have guacamole without avocados.Melissa’s avocados were the perfect base for this guac!
Italian Guacamole in GuacLock

Italian guac ingredients

One of the biggest problems Guac lovers face is when the avocados in the mix begin to oxidize and turn brown. Most guacamole recipes call for lime or lemon juice. That acidic reaction helps slow down the process. But what if you wanted to keep your guacamole for more than a day? Maybe even make it ahead for a party?

Guac-Lock guacamole store and serve unit from Cassabella keeps your guacamole fresh and vibrant green for days! This easy-to-use machine evenly presses out the air and makes an air-tight seal for storage. Remove the cap and you have a handy serving bowl.

Italian Guacamole delivers rich flavor packed into dip for parties or a quick snack. The first batch I made then stored in the Guac-Lock kept for several days. Remember to press out the air each time before returning the Guac-Lock to the refrigerator.

Guac-Lock steps

Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortilla Chips #GuacSquad12

Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortilla Chips #GuacSquad12 #ad


  • 2 cups chopped arugula
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 avocados, chopped (I used Melissa's Produce)
  • 2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic stir-in paste
  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs stir-in paste
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Lightly-Dried Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • herb tortillas
  • 10 6-inch flour tortillas (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs stir-in paste
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic stir-in paste


  • Combine arugula, capers, lemon juice, oil, avocado, salt and stir-in pastes in a food processor. Grind until desited consistency. Fold in onion and tomato.
  • herb tortilla chips
  • Whisk together oil and stir-in pastes.
  • Brush both sides of tortillas with the mixture. Stack as you go.
  • Cut stack into 8 equal pieces. Arrange chips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for approximately 5 minutes until chips begin to brown and start to crisp.
  • Cool chips on a wire rack. Store several days at room temperature.
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A dozen bloggers have come together to share fourteen different guacamole recipes during the month of July. Whether you’re a guacamole purist – think avocado, cilantro and lime – or you get a little more creative – think of some fabulous fold-ins such as pineapple or olives – the #GuacSquad12’s creations will make your mouth water.

Here’s are the GuacSquad Bloggers…
listed alphabetically by blog name


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We are giving away a dozen – yes, twelve! – Guac-Lock™s from Casabella.

And we have an amazing prize package from Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices that includes their entire collection of stir in pastes and their lightly dried herbs.


The Giveaway…
Our generous sponsors have contributed prizes for this event. The giveaway runs from July 8th through July 25th when we will select thirteen winners who will be notified by email. The first twelve winners will receive the Guac-Lock™ by Casabella; the thirteenth winner will receive a generous prize package from Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. No purchase necessary. Winners will have 48 hours to reply with contact information or new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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10 Responses to Italian Guacamole with Herb Tortilla Chips #GuacSquad12 #ad

  1. I love this Italian take on Guac. Great job Cindy.

  2. What a great spin on guacamole Cindy – love the Italian flavors!

  3. Taylor Closet says:

    I love guacamole, I’m a mix it up type of gal….love trying different ingredients.

  4. mary says:

    Ok now I don’t feel so bad, you were afraid to try guac too!! I still haven’t tried it but your tempting me with this delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing it on Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!
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