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Recipe: Holy Moly Guacamole

June 28, 2012

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Since I love avocados, it’s no surprise that I adore guacamole. The fun name for this Mexican avocado dish is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words: ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce).  I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect guacamole for quite some time, since a great guacamole is much more than just some mashed up avocado. Well, holy moly guacamole :) This is quite simply the best guacamole I have ever had. It is creamy yet slightly chunky, incredibly flavorful, smoky, and packs a little bit of bite. The crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect topping to round out this delicious guac. You can eat it as a dip, a topping, or on its own. But no matter how you choose to eat it, you simply have to try it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocadoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 dried chipotle chili
  • 1 tomato, seeded
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (husks removed)

Preparation:

1) Place pumpkin seeds on a baking tray in 350 degree oven for approximately 5 minutes or until they start to change colour.

2) Chop the following in a food processor (alternatively, chop by hand): onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and chipotle chili.

3) Chop tomato by hand (want it slightly chunky).

4) In a bowl, mash avocadoes with a fork until you achieve a chunky salsa consistency.

5) With a fork, stir in all the other ingredients (except for the pumpkin seeds) into the avocado, just to combine.

6) Top each serving with pumpkin seeds.

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Paleo Suz June 28, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I’ve been looking for something different to do with my guacamole; the pumpkin seeds might be just the difference I need!

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[email protected] June 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM

They give a nice crunch along with some extra flavor!

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Andrea Jordan August 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hello, I too love all things with avocado and my Mom is mexican. Have you ever tried guacamole with grilled steak? most people think it`s just a dip but it`s the best condiment. I eat avocado almost daily. I went paleo 8 months ago and weight loss, plenty of energy and gorgeous skin are so worth the foods I had to cut out. I`ll never go back! thanks for blogging.

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[email protected] August 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Thanks for the comment! I have never tried guac on steak but it must taste amazing. I usually eat it by the spoonful, or on endives. Oh, I do put avocado on my steak salad, so I guess that comes pretty close – and it’s an awesome combination.

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