Stonehouse Guacamole

Stonehouse Guacamole

Stonehouse Guacamole

Chunky, limey, delicious! Perfect with chips, tacos, sandwiches, or hummus. A few simple pointers make a world of difference. The key is to use ripe avocados. If good wine is made on the vine, good guacamole is made in the ripeness of the avocado. Ripe = they give easily when gently squeezed. Recipe adapted from Roberto Santibañez.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped white onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh Serrano or Jalapeño chili including the seeds, (or more, depending on your taste for spice)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp Persian Lime EVOO, or more to taste
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe avocados, pitted, scooped, and cubed
  • Squeeze of lime juice


Blend the first 4 ingredients (onion, chili pepper, salt, cilantro) together in a mortar and pestle to form a paste.  Add this to the cubed avocado along with the Persian Lime Oil. Mix everything, then mash ⅓ of the avocado cubes with a fork, leaving plenty of whole bits, and mix it all together again. Add a light squeeze of lime over top at the end, and just swirl it in a bit, so it is NOT completely blended. You want the acid of the lime juice to compliment the fat of the avocado and oil.

VARIATIONS:

  • For deeper flavor, let the paste sit an hour or more before cubing and mixing in the avocado--it allows the flavors to meld and deepen.
  • Add a drizzle of Hot Chili or Habanero EVOO


photo credit: Bon Appetit

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