Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Homemade Spicy Jalapeño Guacamole

Homemade Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe // Bubby and Bean
This post was written by my little sister Morgan, who happened to get all of the chef/cooking genes from our father, leaving me with none.  You can read her other recipe contributions here.  Thanks little sis for sharing this glorious avocado goodness while I'm off on my road trip!  xo, melissa

Hey you guys!  I'm back to share another of my favorite recipes - one that uses one of my all-time favorite ingredients.  What is green, mushy, and unbelievably tasty?  The incredible avocado!  I put avocados on everything.  I eat slices plain.  I just LOVE avocados.  And with this gorgeous weather we've been having lately (Indianapolis hasn't seen a summer like this in years), I've been making my favorite summer snack on the regular: guacamole.  I'll admit that on lazy days I grab the pre-made seasoning packet, but I prefer to spend some extra time and make it with all fresh ingredients. 

I especially love this guac recipe because it includes jalapeño for an extra kick. The great thing about guacamole is that you can add anything you want, and it's easily adjustable. Like it hot? Add more jalapeño. Think cilantro tastes like dish-soap (I'm talking to you Melissa)?  Leave it out! Half the fun is playing around with different ingredients and seeing what yummy guacs you can come up with. 

Serves 2-4 as an appetizer/dip
Time: 20 minutes

  • 3 small or 2 large Hass Avocados (these are the ones you usually see in supermarkets)
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno (be careful to remove all white veins and seeds!)
  • 1 medium sized garlic clove, minced
  • a few sprigs of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop/dice ingredients (other than avocado) as stated above in ingredient list.
2. Cut the avocados in half and remove all the green goodness. Place in a mixing bowl. Discard seed and skin.
3. Using a fork, break up the avocado into large chunks.

4. Add remaining ingredient and mush mush mush! (feel free to leave some chunks if that's what you like)
5. Grab your favorite tortilla chips and a refreshing margarita and dig in!

Homemade Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe // Bubby and Bean
Homemade Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe // Bubby and Bean

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  1. This is exactly how I make guacamole, too. It's delicious! :-)

  2. Yum! What a great summer treat! The addition of the jalapenos sounds tasty!

  3. That looks great! I like how your sister diced everything finely :)

  4. Oeh! I like the addition of cilantro and cumin. I will try that the next time I'm making guacamole.

  5. Looks perfect!

  6. Thanks for your comments everybody! You'll love it, I promise.

  7. nice recipe! Trader Joe's actually sells a kit for about 4 bucks to make something very similar. I love love guacamole

  8. this looks soooo good, it's now on my "to make" list for a party we're having this weekend.

  9. YUM! I love guac. Can't wait to try it with jalapeno! Thanks Morgan! =)

  10. Guacamole is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  11. Can't wait to try it -- I'm an avocado addict!


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