Posts Tagged ‘avocados’

California Guacamole

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

© Courtesy of California Avocado Commission

© Courtesy of California Avocado Commission

One of the best things about guacamole is there are really no “rules.” Professional and home chefs can experiment and add all kinds of tasty additions to avocados, giving the dip their own twist. This recipe features goat cheese, cilantro and pistachios and is courtesy of the California Avocado Commission.

2 ripe fresh California Avocados, about 1 pound
½ Cup finely crumbled, chilled, fresh white goat cheese
¼ Cup chopped, fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp chopped, toasted pistachio nuts
¼ tsp (or to taste) crushed, red pepper flakes
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

Coarsely mash avocados. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Green Onion Guacamole

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Green onion guacamole

Green onion guacamole

I whipped up this guacamole (my own recipe) for a family party, and the green onions added just the right amount of crunch. Include as much or as little garlic as you like, depending on your family’s tastes.

2 large avocados
2 green onions, sliced and diced
2 Roma tomatoes
juice of half a lemon
1 clove garlic
salt to taste

Mash avocado. Prepare green onion and tomatoes and stir into avocados. Add lemon, garlic and salt.

Easy Guacamole

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Easy guacamole ingredients

Easy guacamole

(the one I make, adapted from Sunset)

This guacamole is very easy to make and has been a winner every time I’ve served it. It’s also good on sandwiches. The tomatoes are optional, but if you include them you can dice them any size you’d like. I’ve used Roma and cherry tomatoes in this recipe; they’re all good.

2 large avocados
1 or 3 tsps. lime or lemon juice
1 clove (or more!) of garlic
1 tomato, chopped
Tabasco sauce

Mash avocado. Chop garlic. Add garlic, juice, salt and Tabasco to taste. Chop tomato, drain juice and add to avocado mixture.