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The Best Guacamole Recipe

by jenny sansouci on September 14, 2009

Today I got an email from Vital Juice (Thirst for a Healthy Life) tipping me off to a new recipe for one of my all-time favorites – guacamole! What makes guacamole so amazing? Well, for starters, it’s made from the perfect food – avocados.

What are some of the health benefits of avocados?

Avocados contain healthy fats (monounsaturated). This is the type of fat this is also found in nuts, olives and olive oil. This type of fat is heart healthy – it can lower cholesterol.

These delicious green orbs of wonder also contain lutein – an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin and eyes.

Avocados are high in fiber and have more potassium than a banana.

Avocados provide us with more than 25 essential nutrients and vitamins.

This is just a sampling of the many spectacular health benefits avocados can bring. You know they’re good for you,  let’s get to the eating part!! The recipe featured is from a new NYC spot called Yerba Buena. They’ve added a creative twist to the dish, and the picture makes my mouth water!

Guacamole at Yerba Buena - picture courtesy of Vital Juice NY

Guacamole at Yerba Buena - picture courtesy of Vital Juice NY

Vital Juice was kind enough to provide the recipe as well – very intriguing, indeed. (Source: Yerba Buena)

4 servings

Ingredients:
2 Mexican Hass avocados
1/2 diced red onion
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1 Tbs. of chile chipotle puree
2 Tbs. of ground queso fresco, anejo or cotija
juice of one lime
salt to taste

Directions:
1. Scoop out ripe avocados into a bowl and set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine the diced onion and chile chipotle puree with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Let the onions marinate for 15 minutes.

3. Add the cilantro and avocados. Mash the ingredients together and check seasoning.

4. Sprinkle the queso fresco on top and serve with warm tortillas or chips.

Sounds fantastic, right?

ANOTHER GUAC RECIPE:

Here’s what I usually put in mine. I don’t use specific amounts – I just taste test frequently :)

  • Avocados
  • Red Onion
  • Tomato
  • Lime Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Sea Salt

My boyfriend Leo adds cayenne pepper to his guac, which gives it a nice spicy kick. Chopped jalapenos can also be added for extra spiciness.

What’s your idea of the BEST guacamole recipe? I’ve heard many people claim that their guacamole is the best, so I encourage you to share your favorite guacamole ingredients here.

It’s a guac-off! 😉
**Want to try making guac with an Indian twist? This recipe looks amazing!




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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Luke September 14, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Great post! My secret ingredient is chopped mango. It gives the guac a whole new flavor…

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Emily September 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

ITS A GUAC OFF! I love it Jenny. Here is my recipe..similar to yours.

smushed avocados
chopped red onion
chopped tomato
juice of one lime
little bit of lime zest
finely chopped jalapenos (preferably fresh)
1-2 cloves garlic chopped/grated finely
finely chopped cilantro
salt & pep
a couple hits of your fav hot sauce

The key to my guac and all guac I think is to chop everything finely except for the avo and the tomato. Chunky avocado makes the guacamole the best! I dont like it super smooth so be sure the leave the chunks :) Also, be careful with the jalapenos and hot sauce depending on how spicy you like it; remember you can always add more heat but cant take it out. If you dont like hot foods leave these two hot ingredients out!

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jenny sansouci September 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Emily!! You’re SO right about keeping the avocado chunky. And I love that you added lime zest – I’ve never tried that before and now I’ll have to. Hot sauce, too. Bring on the spice!

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Michele Miley July 3, 2010 at 3:41 am

4 Avocados
2 limes
2 packets spicy guacamole mix
1 large container of sour cream

split and pit al avocados, mash them a bit.
Add one packet guac mix and 1/2 cup sour cream.
Squeeze 0ne lime over mixture
Mash together until semi-smooth
Addd second packet of guac mix
(mixes must be spicy)
Add about another tblsp of sour cream
Squeez one more lime pverr mixture
Continue to mash mixture unil smooth
People love this recipe, it is always gone. Even better if you can add fresh tomatoes to the mix. Fresh not grocery tomaoes (yuck)

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