This version of guacamole is a crunchy, veggie-filled mixture. There are so many ways to make guacamole, that it’s fun to try something different. I’ve always loved avocados (plainly sliced with a nice sprinkling of salt – yum), and guacamole, for me, is not an exception. I’m always surprised to find people who don’t like them, but I suppose that leaves more for me! (can you tell I’m from a large family?)
I used plenty of fresh diced jalapeno (and could have used more, mine was mild), diced cherry tomato, red onion and red bell pepper. I also included the chopped cilantro and added a little minced garlic.
Once that’s mixed, the soft avocado is added along with a bit of lime juice and a sprinkling of salt. I should have added some picante sauce here as well, since my jalapenos weren’t spicy.
Classically, this is served with fresh tortilla chips, though any kind are good. This version would be great topping a salad or on a sandwich as well.
This was pretty good. I did like the crunch, though it required quite a bit of hot sauce on the top. But refreshing and simple, and a different take from what I might normally throw together.
You can see how others prepared their guacamole by checking out their posts here.
15 thoughts on “ffwd – guacamole!”
Mmmmm. Hot sauce! I don’t understand people who don’t like avocado. It’s just not natural 🙂
Bummer about the spice… I do think it would make a good sandwich topper. Glad you enjoyed it.
I think your tolerance for spice is wayyyyy more than mine. As I think back over your Posts and your recipes, I’ve never noticed that before. I cut back on the jalapeño and eliminated entirely the hot sauce. Remember, I’m from Iowa. A wuss, evidently. At the Food & Wine Classic, there was a vendor giving out gorgeous chocolate. I took a square and I am telling you, it was hot. It was spicy. It was a surprise. The first time in my long life that I haven’t finished a square of chocolate.
I skipped the tabasco as I didn’t have any, but thought it was good. Glad you enjoyed it.
This looks fabulous! I just made vegan nachos (http://goodfoodmarsh.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/vegan-nachos/) and didn’t really know how to go about making guacamole. I’ll try this next time – it looks delicious.
Yummy guacamole, I love it! 🙂
It’s hard to go wrong with guacamole!
It looks perfect!! I really enjoyed Dorie’s recipe…It was delicious! I skipped the tabasco too! Have a great weekend!
I have a theory about ppl who don’t like avocados. My suspicion is that they had one which wasn’t ripe or maybe they had store bought gaucamole. Because who could possibly not like a perfectly ripe avocado?
I enjoyed your ingredient shot. We enjoyed this recipe.
Candy, I really like how colorful your guacamole looks – this is really not a common food around here but I am doing my best to get people used to it and they seem to love it, especially the kids!
Sorry that I am presently commenting as A. Mohr but the blog does not seem to accept “TheKitchenLioness” for the time being – I posted my comments I do not know how many times now so you must think I am so late with commenting – now with FB, its seems to work.
Have a lovely Monday!
Candy, great pictures and lovely guacamole! I might just get used to it, with the extra heat added!
Ok, so I thought I was the only one that ran into mild or sweet jalapenos, but I’m glad to hear it isn’t just me! Sometimes we will put like four jalapenos into a spicy salsa for the hubs and I can eat it like candy! … hmmm… : ) your guac looks great though and I’m glad you enjoyed this one too! hard to turn down a guac!
I know what you mean about a large family, though I only had two siblings. My brother and cousin, along with my sister’s boyfriend, could eat enough for an army. It was all the rest of us could do to fill a plate. Your guacamole looks great!
There are people who don’t like avocados? ;>