‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Easy Guacamole Is Healthy and Bursting With Flavor

Ree Drummond has a few easy spins on guacamole, including a classic Tex-Mex version, a greek guac option, and one with a spicy kick. The Pioneer Woman star knows her way around a healthy guacamole recipe.

'The Pioneer Woman' star Ree Drummond wears a bright top and smiles on the set of 'Today' in 2019
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond | Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Ree Drummond’s classic guacamole is bursting with fresh flavors

Drummond demonstrated how to make her classic guacamole recipe on an episode of The Pioneer Woman. “I like really chunky guacamole,” she explained.

The Food Network host started by making an easy pico de gallo. She diced red onions and tomatoes and combined them in a bowl with chopped cilantro, diced jalapenos, lime juice, and salt.

Then she got to work on making the guacamole. Drummond cut the avocadoes in half, removed the pit, scored the inside, and scooped it into a bowl with a spoon. She added salt and mashed the avocado, then spooned the pico de gallo into the bowl and stirred everything together before serving.

You can find the recipe on the Food Network website.

Drummond gives guacamole a spicy kick

Drummond’s recipe for “guacamole with a kick” is an easy one-bowl appetizer to pull together.

She scoops avocado into a bowl and mashes it to the desired consistency. Then The Pioneer Woman star stirs in finely chopped garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, and white onions She adds lime juice, then tastes the dip and seasons it as necessary with salt and pepper. Before serving, Drummond adds cilantro leaves to her guacamole.

Check out her recipe on the Food Network site.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star makes a Greek version of guacamole

Drummond loves classic Tex-Mex flavors in her recipes, but she also has a Greek spin on classic guacamole.

She demonstrated how to make her Greek guacamole on an episode of The Pioneer Women and explained that a friend introduced her to this unique take on traditional guac.

“It’s just a nice little change,” Drummond explained. “Every now and then I’ll throw a curveball and make the Greek stuff.”

After she mashed avocado in a bowl with a fork, she added fresh lemon juice and stirred in tomatoes, onions, kalamata olives, feta cheese, salt, cumin, fresh parsley, dill, diced roasted red peppers, and grated fresh garlic.

She served it with cucumbers and chips.

You can find the full recipe on the Food Network website.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ website offers tips for guacamole success

In a guacamole recipe post on The Pioneer Woman website, Drummond’s staff provides some tips for the best guacamole. “Along with perfectly ripe avocados, you just need onion, tomato, cilantro, and lime juice. Like your guac with a kick? Add some diced jalapeño for a bit of heat,” the article explains.

The writer offers one helpful tip to make the onion flavor less overpowering — combine lime juice, onion, and salt in a bowl and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. “This will help take the raw bite out of the onion so it’s flavorful without being overpowering,” they explain.

Additionally, ripe avocados is “the key to making the best guacamole.” The writer recommends looking for avocados that “have a slight give when squeezed, but without being too hard or too mushy.”

As for keeping that fresh green color, the writer shares the power of using lime juice. “It not only gives the guacamole a fresh, bright flavor, but helps to slow the oxidation (or browning) of a cut avocado,” they explain. “The guacamole may still turn brown over time, but the lime juice helps keep it green for longer.”

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