Cotija guacamole with pepitas

Looking for a creative spin on traditional guacamole? Look no further. This recipe is bursting with flavors  from your traditional guacamole – garlic,  onions and cilantro… while keeping it “fresh”. This guacamole gets an element of salty crunch from the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and robust full-bodied flavor from the cotija cheese. This recipe is sure to be a hit with your guests.

Ingredients: (2 Servings)

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • pepitas (to taste)
  • cotija cheese (to taste)

 

 

Let’s get started!

 

  1. Chop garlic, onion and cilantro finely
  2. Combine avocados & mash
  3. Add in lime, sea salt and mix well
  4. Top with cheese and pepitas!

 

How simple is that? Leave your thoughts below!

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Spicy, Garlicky Guacamole!

Chunky and flavorful guacamole made with all-natural and fresh ingredients

Guacamole is one of my favorite snacks in the world. It’s healthy – full of great fats and tons of health benefits. It’s versatile – snack on it with some chips or use it as a topping for nearly any dish (eggs, toast, sandwich, burger, etc), and it is DELICIOUS as a party appetizer. There has never been a time I served it and didn’t get asked for the recipe.
For the record, I never shared the recipe… until now…
That said, for this top-secret recipe, you will need :
  • 1  large avocado
  • 1/2 small, red onion
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tomato de-seeded
  • 4 Thai chilies or 1-2 jalapenos (depending on how spicy you like it!)
  • cilantro (handful)
  • sea salt (key words: SEA salt)
  • 1 garlic clove
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Method:
  1. Chop the garlic and chilies in really fine pieces, The finer the better. Most recipes would tell you to de-seed your peppers, but not I. That’s where the kick comes in
  2. Chop your onion, in fine cubes. Wear your goggles if you need to
  3. Chop the tomato. Its important to remove the seeds so the guac isn’t too runny
  4. Add the avocado. Here’s a cool trick on how to cut it like a pro
  5. Add the sea salt. I normally add around 1 tbsp, but taste test it as always
  6. Add in the lime juice and chopped cilantro last
  7. Stir! If you have a mortar & pestle, that’s even better
  8. Enjoy!!
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