Loaded Guacamole


Total Time:

10 minutes



If you tell me there is incredible guacamole within a 10 mile radius of wherever I am at that moment, I’ll drop everything and go. No shame. All guacamole, all the time! I wrote a whole book on avocados so it’s LITERALLY my job to eat all the guacamole ever created. So when I caught wind of the Loaded Guacamole at the Chicago airport – you bet I made a point of going!

Frontera Grill is somewhere in the giant airport that is O’Hare and the guacamole there comes in little disposable cups loaded with all sorts of ingredients and freshly fried chips that you can take on the plane and then make whoever is sitting next to you extremely jealous! I love it so much I bought the inspiration home and made my own loaded guacamole that is laced with bacon, pepitas, cotija, roasted peppers and sun dried tomatoes. It’s absolutely perfection. But like SUPER perfection because I know I say that about anything as long as it contains avocados.

Loaded Guacamole from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

You’re going to need to throw this on your Memorial Day menu 1000%

Loaded Guacamole from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Loaded Guacamole from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Loaded Guacamole

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 6


  • 4 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • 2-3 strips of bacon crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno roasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas toasted
  • 2 sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cotija crumbled


  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, chives, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Top with all the toppings and serve immediately with tortilla chips

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  1. Naomi

    Gimme, gimme, gimme! I would just eat this by the spoonfuls!

  2. Heather Christo

    haha! I totally always go there in the Chicago Airport and get chips and Guac! this looks amazing!

  3. Monika

    I will look for this next time I am at O’Hare, but in the meantime, I am making this myself!!!!

  4. Laurie

    Excellent Gaby. Will definitely make again. Thank you for the recipe.


  5. Sandy

    Just let me know where you get wonderful avocados in Chicago. This looks amazing!

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  7. Sarah

    Oh wow your idea to spike guac with all these other great flavors is genius! Loving this!

  8. Lori

    Made this last week for dinner. After seeing it on snap chat. Amazeballs. Your recipes never let me down. Thanks! 🙂

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  10. Mary Frances

    I could eat all of this by myself. It looks soo good!! Absolutely love it 🙂

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  15. Lexi @Lexi’scleankitchen

    OMG YUM! These toppings look so amazing! You had me at bacon and cotija cheese! Cannot wait to make this

  16. Heghineh

    My daughter loves guacamole, I need to try this recipe! She would love this

  17. Rebecca

    Ohh, I am flying through there in a few weeks! Did you know you can place an order online for future pick up? I am absolutely doing that for my layover.

  18. lindsay

    I think i need your avocado book! And woman, why are you not in Texas more? The best GUAC ever. But I will take your word on this loaded one, for sure!

  19. Jeanine Donofrio

    omg, I’m not the only one who uses lemon in guacamole! 🙂 Love this mix, pass the chips please!

  20. Aimee

    Dear plain guacamole please move aside for “loaded Guacamole,” there’s a new favorite in town! Wow, oh wow, does this look amazing.

  21. River

    Why half lime & half lemon juice is crucial? What’s the difference between that and all lime or all lemon juice? Thank you.

    • Gaby

      in oil, but drain the oil! that way they are softened