Saturday, March 5, 2011
Guacamole with Green Apple, Fresh and Flirty
I thought I was a genius when I came up with this recipe back in December. Then I bought the South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cookbook and found a similar recipe in it by Ferran Adria. Oh well, my SAT scores should've told me I wasn't Mensa-bound.
This is a slightly rogue guacamole in the fact that it's not 'mushed' - I like keeping the chunks of avocado as whole as possible in this version. This recipe also has the untraditional element of green apple in it. Don't worry - it won't taste 'apple-y' per say but the fruit gives it a refreshing twist that other guacs don't have. Not that I've ever met a guac I didn't like, except for the pre-packaged store bought variety. After all, guacamole isn't all that unlike Cinderella - her beauty expires at midnight.
Guacamole with Green Apple
Toss the following together gently in a medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or with tacos or fajitas or any grilled meats.
* 2 Hass avocadoes, seed and skin removed, chopped
* 1/2 small green apple, finely chopped
* 1 smallish jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed and chopped fine
* juice of 1 large lime and zest of 1//2 the lime
* 2-3 tablespoons minced red onion (up to you)
* large handful chopped cilantro
* 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste