Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Best Ever Guacamole

Years ago we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at the Paraiso del la Bonita in Rivera Maya, Mexico. The resort is incredibly beautiful, the service and food - outstanding!  In particular, the Guacamole which we enjoyed served poolside everyday.   Given their over the top service we decided to ask them for the recipe, and to our surprise, they printed and gave it to us...what a great anniversary gift!  It's a recipe we continue to share over and over again with friends and family -- most saying, "this is the best guacamole I have ever tasted!"

What: Authentic Mexican Guacamole

  • 4 Haas avocados (mashed, leaving some small chunks)
  • 1/4 cup onion diced (scallions will work, too, if you don't have onion)
  • 1-2 green chilis chopped or diced (serrano or jalapeno) 
  • Lemon juice (half a lemon, or a little more if you like lots of lemon)
  • Olive oil (1/2 to 1 tablespoon, depending on the size of the avocados)
  • 1 and 1/2 tomatoes (seeded and diced) 
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (to taste, we like a lot!) 
Dice and mix ingredients together, then add salt to taste.  Serve with corn chips and white mexican cheese (queso fresco or queso blanco).  If you really want to wow your friends, buys fresh tortilla shells, cut in strips, and fry in oil until crisp (season with salt and pepper), and serve along side your delicious guacamole.

Why it's The Best:  What's different and unique about this recipe is the olive oil.  The chef said (and he's right) it gives it a creaminess to the avacados -- also different is that the recipe using a lemon instead of limes.

How We Know:  From the numerous requests we've had for the recipe from our guests who have tasted it at our home.

Craving level: Weekly, especially in the summer.