Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Surprise Guacamole!

The Headlines:

This is not a typical guacamole.

It's much better.

Think of it as a regular guacamole with a dose of sunshine thrown in.

Seriously Summer.




We do a lot of guacamole out here in Arizona.  BP (the husband) has totally mastered how to make an exceptional one.  Guests rave about it and I gobble it.  You can find it HERE

But sometimes… you want to mix it up.  Well, at least I do.  Yep, One Picky Chick.  It drives BP crazy (though I know he secretly kinda loves it!).   Basically I like to throw an old dish a new curve ball.  That's what we did here and boy did it turn out fabulous.


I call it Summer Surprise Guacamole.  Why?  Because there's a few ingredients that you don't really expect in this puppy.   Mainly this:


That pineapple makes it kinda like you're biting into a bit of Summer!  I made it for some people this weekend and they all wanted this very link!


Here's what you need:
4 avocados
1/2 cup green salsa
2 tbpns sour cream
1 cup of canned pineapple, drained
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
4 tbspns finely chopped red or yellow onion, whichever you prefer
4 tbspns chopped cilantro
2 tbspns minced garlic
few good squeezes of lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
salt to taste
tabasco (optional)
1/2 cup shredded white cheese of your choice


Here's what you do:
In a large bowl mash avocados, stir in salsa and sour cream.  Add pineapple, beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and cumin… then sprinkle some salt in to taste.   Add tabasco here if wanted/needed.  It certainly adds some good zest!  Then chill in fridge for at least an hour.  Before serving sprinkle cheese on top.  Serve with chips.


Be careful - this stuff will disappear fast.  If you have a big Summer BBQ or party definitely double the recipe!  You can't have just one (or 5)!


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