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
Serves 6.

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


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Dude Alisa, this sounds so so SO good!! I love all things guacamole and apple, only my most favorite fruit ever! Must get avocados and make this! Thanks for the great and yummy idea :)

Jenn said...

Oh, this sounds wonderful!!! I love the avocado/apple mix...what a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing...think I agree with Andrea, I need to go to the store and get some avocados!!

Jennifurla said...

I prefer chucny guac myself! This looks perfect, I think I have to try this variation.

Hope you are having a nice sunday.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Isn't is funny when you think you came up w/the best idea only to find out it's been done 1000x before! Happens all the time but each time it's different!

I have to try this!!! I also love chunky guac, if it's too smooth it tastes like a dressing to me...XO

Karen said...

How cool - apples in guacamole! Fresh and flirty indeed. I love when there are big chunks of avocado in guacamole, that's the best. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! :-)

Lindsay said...

I adore guacamole! And what an interesting spin on this one. I can't wait to try it!