Tuesday, February 06, 2007

East Meets West Guacamole

Tried this recipe for the superbowl party, and it's very interesting. H enjoyed it, and I quite like the sesame oil flavor infused into the guacamole with the added crunch of water chestnuts and the extra kick from spices and the vietnamese chilli sauce.

East Meets West Guacamole recipe

3 medium ripe Haas avocados
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup water chestnuts, diced
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
2 medium cloves garlic, minced (2 TB)
1 tsp cumin powder, ground
1/2 tsp 5-spice powder
1 tsp Sriracha hot chilli sauce (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp hot sesame chile oil
2 TB cilantro leaves, minced
juice of 2 small or 1 medium fresh lime, (3 TB)
sea salt, to taste
4 green onions, thinly sliced
8 cilantro sprigs

Cut the avocados and scrape all of the pulp into a medium bowl.

Roughly mash the avocado while mixing in all the ingredients till salt, making a coarse, thick and creamy mixture. Garnish with green onions and cilantro sprigs.

Recipe adapted from Wholefoods Market.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tried this and it was pretty good, though not the same as the traditional ones. Thanks!