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Aug 5, 2007 03:36 PM

Unique Guacamole Ideas?

I've got a ton of perfectly ripe avocados and I want to make guacamole for my family for an appetizer tonight, but I'm looking for something different. I usually just mash up avocado, and add some red onion, tomato, garlic salt, oregano, and cumin. What do you use? anything unique or unusual to mix up my usual guac?

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  1. I don't use onion at all (I'm allergic unless they're cooked), and I'm rather a purist about my guacamole. I like lime juice, garlic mashed with salt, and a finely chopped tomato, almost just like my grandmother learned from a neighbor about 60 years ago; she used garlic salt instead, but I like the sharpness of the fresh garlic. If you insist on getting creative, some tomatillo sauce is a nice addition and cilantro is good for garnish.

    1. Chopped fresh cilantro is always good in guac. I like to add 2T dijon mustard.

      1. This is something i am stuck on. It is based on an Ina Garten recipe but of course I had to add my own touches. It makes a very good one dish meak if you add grilled chicken or shrimp to top it off.

        I seem to have gotten stuck on Ina Gartens Guacamole Salad. I've made it 3 times in 3 weeks.

        Basically it is a yellow bell pepper choped into 1/2' dice, about the same amount of red onion, I put in about 1 C. corn, I add a drained can of Kuners Southwestern Cumin seasoned black beans, well drained and mix it all up until realy to serve and then add 1/4 C. fresh lime juice zablout 2 Tbs. olive oil and S&P to taste. Mix well and add a half of a sliced avocado to top each portion. Her recipe has you dice the avocado and mix it in but you end up usually with left over salad and left over avocado is just not pretty.

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        1. re: Candy

          I made this about a week ago, it was so great! A little bit spicy for my liking though, the jalapeno's in it were a bit too much, It works really wlell as a salsa/guacamole combo for those who like both :)

          1. If you are not a purist, I like a little diced mango, maybe even some black beans.