2015 World Champion of Guacamole Winner!

2015 World Champion of Guacamole Winner!
Two-time guacamole champ Mark Schniepp hoists his trophy and receives hugs from his two biggest fans, twins Julia and Christopher. The Santa Barbara resident added a second consecutive notch to his guac belt with the win. John Palminteri, above, reports live to the crowd.

Mark Schniepp, Santa Barbara, CA

RECIPE:
5 Haas Avocados
1/2 Medium Spanish onion, chopped
3 Medium Farmers Market Roma tomatoes
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
2 tbsp. Salt (kosher)
1 tbsp. Ground Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded, chopped
1 Lime
3 tbsp.
Cilantro, chopped
3/4 tbsp. Cumin
1/2 tbsp. Garlic Powder

2015 Largest Avocado

2015 Largest Avocado
Angelo Granaroli continues a long reign as king of the Largest Avocado Contest. This year’s entry was a 4.32-pound queen avocado raised on his ranch in the Carpinteria valley. This year, Terry Ryken purchased the largest avo at auction for $450. Photo by Glenn Dubock.

Angelo Granaroli continues a long reign as king of the Largest Avocado Contest. This year’s entry was a 4.32-pound queen avocado raised on his ranch in the Carpinteria valley. This year, Terry Ryken purchased the largest avo at auction for $450. Photo by Glenn Dubock.