We're celebrating National Avocado Day on July 31 with a tribute to an old family recipe. Jack's grandparents, Jack and Beverly, took over ownership of the Stepladder ranch in the 1980s. They planted 40 acres of Hass avocados, which are still thriving to this day. We've since added six other avocado varietals including Fuerte, Reed, Sir Prize, Nabal, Bacon and GEM to the property.

Grandma Beverly loved using fresh Stepladder avocados to make guacamole and perfected her recipe which has been a family (and staff) favorite for many years. We hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do!

Handwritten guacamole recipe

Grandma Beverly's Guacamole

Mix and crush in a mixing bowl:

  • 1 large clove garlic (mashed)
  • 1 finely minced small onion
  • 1 tsp salt (Lawry's garlic salt preferred)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Sprinkle of cumin (optional)

Next, add 2 pitted avocado in chunks and crush well

Stir in 1 Tbs lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil

Variation with Cheese

Garnish with grated LumberJack for an added pop of flavor (*not part of Beverly's original recipe but sure sounds like it would be delicious)!

making quacamole

(Michelle, Stepladder co-owner, making her variation of Grandma Beverly's guac recipe)

Our avocados along with cheese and fruits are available at select farmer's market locations throughout California. Visit our website to find a market location near you.

guacamole and salsa

(Amanda, Stepladder employee, making her variation of guacamole with a side of homemade salsa)

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