Looking for a creative spin on traditional guacamole? Look no further. This recipe is bursting with flavors from your traditional guacamole – garlic, onions and cilantro… while keeping it “fresh”. This guacamole gets an element of salty crunch from the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and robust full-bodied flavor from the cotija cheese. This recipe is sure to be a hit with your guests.
Ingredients: (2 Servings)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 avocados
- 1/4 white onion
- 1/2 cup packed cilantro
- 1 lime
- sea salt (to taste)
- pepitas (to taste)
- cotija cheese (to taste)
Let’s get started!
- Chop garlic, onion and cilantro finely
- Combine avocados & mash
- Add in lime, sea salt and mix well
- Top with cheese and pepitas!
How simple is that? Leave your thoughts below!
Chunky and flavorful guacamole made with all-natural and fresh ingredients
Guacamole is one of my favorite snacks in the world. It’s healthy – full of great fats and tons of health benefits. It’s versatile – snack on it with some chips or use it as a topping for nearly any dish (eggs, toast, sandwich, burger, etc), and it is DELICIOUS as a party appetizer. There has never been a time I served it and didn’t get asked for the recipe.
For the record, I never shared the recipe… until now…
That said, for this top-secret recipe, you will need :
- 1 large avocado
- 1/2 small, red onion
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 tomato de-seeded
- 4 Thai chilies or 1-2 jalapenos (depending on how spicy you like it!)
- cilantro (handful)
- sea salt (key words: SEA salt)
- 1 garlic clove
- Chop the garlic and chilies in really fine pieces, The finer the better. Most recipes would tell you to de-seed your peppers, but not I. That’s where the kick comes in
- Chop your onion, in fine cubes. Wear your goggles if you need to
- Chop the tomato. Its important to remove the seeds so the guac isn’t too runny
- Add the avocado. Here’s a cool trick on how to cut it like a pro
- Add the sea salt. I normally add around 1 tbsp, but taste test it as always
- Add in the lime juice and chopped cilantro last
- Stir! If you have a mortar & pestle, that’s even better