It doesn’t need to be Cinco de Mayo to make some awesome guacamole. Guacamole has become one of the more popular recipes and there are tons of variations. The obvious use is for some chips and dip. Great for parties and my favorite appetizer with any Mexican dinner. But here are some other uses for guacamole.
A South of the Border Burger: Grill, fry, or bake your burger patties. Lightly toast your buns. In no particular order, add your meat, sliced onion, a dollop of guacamole, jalapeno peppers if you’re brave, and a teaspoon or so of store bought picante sauce (I usually get Pace.) Serve with fresh tortilla chips and enjoy being alive.
Toast a wheat english muffin. Spread on some fresh guacamole. To this you can add either a little picante sauce or hot sauce, if desired. Now top it off with a poached egg. Oh, come on now! It’s good, I promise.
Slather on top of baked potato skins.
Chef Jason Hill gives you a hands-on course in the art of guacamole making.
Now that you know different uses for guacamole, you need to be able to make it. Everyone loves their own guacamole recipe, in my office we even had a Guac Off contest. One of my personal favorite office activities I might add. One of the most famous Guacamole recipes currently is the Guac at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Here is the Chipotle Guacamole Recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 large serrano chilies, seeded, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mash up avocado with a fork or electric mixer.
Add lime juice.
Add all other ingredients and blend well.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Note: I think Chipotle’s serves lime-flavored tortilla chips.