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Holy Guacamole

Holy Guacamole

On a recent trip to San Antonio my husband and I were walking along the Riverwalk when we passed a café offering tableside guacamole. A waiter with a cart full of ingredients was chopping an avocado into a bowl of fruit juice and I was sold.   

This isn’t your typical avocado paste.  It’s a chunky colorful blend of avocados, tomatoes, and chiles.  The twist is a combination of orange and lime juice ? slightly sweet, aromatic, and tangy.  It’s like summer in a bowl! 
I’ve recreated the recipe for you. It’s my new favorite and I hope it will be yours too. 
 
Guacamole Naranja
 
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
½ tsp salt
1 large or 2 medium avocados
2 roma tomatoes, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced*
½ to 1 serrano chile, roasted, seeded and minced*
¼ cup diced red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 
Tortilla chips for dipping 
 
Combine orange juice, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until salt is fully dissolved. Halve the avocado(s). Remove the pit and scoop the flesh into the salted juice. Use two butter knives to ruggedly chop the avocado. This guacamole is rustic so don’t worry about precise cuts. Next, stir in the diced tomatoes and chile. Add a little chile at a time so that you get just the right amount of heat. Then add the red onion and cilantro and stir to blend. The guacamole has a juicy, coarse texture that is closer to salsa than a paste.  
 
*Roasting Tomatoes and Chiles - Line a cast iron or heavy sauté pan with aluminum foil. Heat the pan over medium high heat. Add the tomatoes and chiles to the pan. Use tongs to turn often until they are charred on all sides and starting to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool. When the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, peel away most of the charred skin using a sharp pairing knife. Then, slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, scoop away the seeds and dice. When the chiles are cool, slice in half lengthwise and use the tip of your pairing knife to scrape out the seeds and ribs. Mince.
 

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  • pukwudjies By pukwudjies
    07.03.10  

    I have tried this - it is most delicious!!! It was the only dish I ate for two days, until it was gone!!

  • shydimples By shydimples
    07.03.10  

    I love guacamole and I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

  • Vistabrat By Vistabrat
    07.07.10  

    this looks very good! Im ganna get the stuff to make it this weekend!

  • sweetfreestuff By sweetfreestuff
    07.14.10  

    Can't wait to try this recipe! thanks! This will go perfectly with our BBQ parties.

  • texasmomma By texasmomma
    07.15.10  

    Awesome recipe!!!

  • Dyiemond By Dyiemond
    07.17.10  

    Can't wait to try this recipe.

  • Jrc3168 By Jrc3168
    08.31.10  

    I love guacamole- this sounds delicious!

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