Spicy Guacamole

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Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

I’m totally guilty of having guacamole for dinner. Not the most well-balanced meal, I know, but I don’t do it that often. (And hey, I do usually dip veggies and rice crackers in it, as well as chips!) When we’re in a pinch and don’t feel like cooking, chances are I’ll grab a few avocados and go to town.

This guacamole gets an extra dose of brightness from a generous amount of fresh lime juice.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

I mash it ’til it’s relatively smooth.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Then add a handful of chopped serrano chilis and green onion for just enough texture. Adjust the heat by adding more or less chopped chili.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

And how about you? How do you like your guacamole?

Spicy Guacamole

4 avocados
juice from 3 limes
1-2 serrano chilis
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 green onion, chopped
2 Tbls. cilantro, minced
kosher salt

Serves about 4

Grab your avocados. Slice them in half and remove the pits. (Click here for detailed instructions on how to do that.)

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Scoop the avocado flesh out into a medium-sized bowl with a spoon or fork.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Mash the avocado up with the back of fork.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Squeeze in the lime juice.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Mix the lime juice together with the avocado until it’s a smooth-ish paste. Set it aside for a sec.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Slice the ends off your chili peppers, then slit them in half long-ways.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Scrape out the ribs and seeds (or leave them in, for extra heat).

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Slice each half into strips.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

And dice up the strips. (Dice them as fine as you like, depending on how chunky you want your guacamole.)

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Toss the chopped chili pepper and mashed garlic into the bowl with the avocado.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Toss in the green onion. (Chop it up as fine as you like, depending on how chunky you want your guacamole.)

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Toss the green onion and cilantro into the bowl.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Mix well to combine. Give it a taste, and add a little salt if you like.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Scrape out into a serving bowl.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Serve with tortilla chips and extra wedges of lime for a garnish.

Spicy Guacamole at The Hungry Mouse

Enjoy!

 

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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Your guac sounds really good. I also add red and white minced onions and some chopped seeded tomatoes. And a squirt of lemon juice along with the lime juice. No cilantro, though. Last time I made it, my son said I should add some garlic. I see you do that. I'll try it next time. And I'm with you -- I could make a meal of a whole bowl of guacamole and lots of salty chips!
  2. I too could live on guacamole! Avocados are high in good fats and are very healthy for you too! When I'm not eating it by the spoonful, I use it to top burgers and chicken, make soup and sauces with it, etc. Such versatile stuff!
  3. Jessie! No tomatoes?!? Although I tend to like the color on your version better. Also I believe your version is creamier as opposed to adding tomatoes - even seeded - they tend to make it a little runnier. gabi @ mamaliga.com
    • Hehehe...no tomatoes! I know. You can toss some in, if you like. ;) Guacamole is one of those things that's totally personal. I'll bet it'd be great with them. +Jessie
  4. Any suggestions on how to prevent browning? I'd like to place this dip out for a party but in the past my guacamole dip browns within 10 minutes.

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