Sinister Guacamole

This is one of Mike’s signature dishes, and actually Ellen has probably made it almost as many times as Mike.  Just like homemade salsa (with no sugar added), guacamole is free for type 1 diabetics, so you just have to add up those chips.  Plus, with something on the chips, you tend to eat fewer chips than you would with them by themselves. So, enjoy Mike’s Sinister Guacamole!


Sinister Guacamole


  • 6 avocados
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • juice of 8 key limes or 3 large limes
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Cut the tops off the tomatoes. Cut into halves and roast, skin side down on a low heat grill or in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  2. At the same time, roast or grill the serrano peppers for 8 minutes, flipping at least once.
  3. Remove peppers after their 8 minutes and place in a zip lock bag for 5 minutes (this will help the skin start to peel)
  4. Remove the tomatoes after 15 minutes, peel and dice.
  5. Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pits (but save one or two!) and scoop out the pulp into a small bowl.
  6. Use a fork to mash the avocados.
  7. Stir in diced tomatoes, minced shallots, lime juice, peppers, cumin, cilantro and salt.
  8. Add at one pit to help preserve the color longer.  If not all of the guacamole is being set out, add a pit to each container.
  9. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Note:  If you are short on time for grilling or roasting you can use these substitutions: Use 7 ounces of diced tomatoes and 1.5 Tablespoons of canned diced jalapeno peppers.

Nutritional Information: 1/4 cup serving – 4.5 carbs