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Recipe courtesy of June/July 2007 Cook’s Country

Chunky Guacamole

Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time:  30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

 

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:The best guacamole starts with ripe avocados, but other ingredients often overwhelm their delicate flavor. Tasters liked the flavor of minced garlic in our Chunky Guacamole recipe, but thought raw onions were just too harsh. Instead, scallions lent a mellower onion flavor. Steeping them in lime juice for a few minutes before combining them with the avocados mellowed their flavor even more. To provide some textural contrast to our Chunky Guacamole, we mashed two-thirds of the avocado and roughly chopped the rest.
 

Makes about 3 cups

Preparing guacamole ahead of time helps the flavors marry, but it should not be prepared more than 1 day in advance. To prevent the dip from turning brown, press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto the surface and refrigerate until ready to use.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 thinly sliced scallions, green and white parts separated
  • 1 minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 1 lime
  • 3 avocados, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  •  Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine white parts of scallions, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice in large bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Add two-thirds of the avocado to bowl with jalapeño mixture and mash with potato masher until smooth. Gently fold remaining avocado into mashed avocado mixture. Gently stir in lime zest, green parts of scallions, and cilantro. Season with salt. Serve.
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