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Cajun Guacamole

Cajun Guacamole

Proudly flaunting its regional pride, this spicy guacamole features red peppers, cayenne, garlic and thyme.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 4 ripe, Fresh California Avocados*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup small cherry tomatoes (cut in halves or quarters, if large)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 of that amount of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

Instructions

  1. Set aside a small amount of the diced red peppers for garnish.
  2. Coarsely mash (DO NOT PUREE) avocados; stir in lemon juice.
  3. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  4. Top with reserved tomatoes and serve.

Serving Suggestions:

Place in a bowl in the center of a serving plate and surround with celery stalks and cooked shrimp for dipping.

Guacamole is best made as close to serving as possible. For short-term storage, seal in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap directly against the surface of the guacamole.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 160; Total Fat 13 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 300 mg; Potassium 532 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 7 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 405 IU; Vitamin C 31 mg; Calcium 21 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 83 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe and photo credit: California Avocado Commission




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