Creamy Guacamole

Creamy Guacamole

This creamy guacamole is simply perfect for dipping; it is silky smooth and has a pleasingly luxurious consistency that allows it to perch happily on the end of a nacho or slice of flatbread before being consumed to the utter delight of those who have partaken. Creamy guacamole is the polar opposite of my spicy guacamole, which is essentially a chunky side dish better suited as a filling or avocado salsa. So, whatever you want from your home made guacamole we’ve got you covered.
Creamy Guacamole

Guacamole is one case in which texture also has a big impact on flavour. By making the creamy guacamole all about the avocado (you’ll notice there is no tomato or onion) it’s easy to convey the depth and flavour of the fruit. Helped along by some shockingly good quality paprika I was given in Spain, this recipe manages to be both simple and flavoursome. The addition of fresh mint succeeds in lifting the dip a little, adding a slight sweetness.

Creamy Guacamole

Served alongside Mexican-inspired dishes like my Golden Ale Vegetarian Chilli or Stout Chilli, this creamy avocado guacamole really does come into its own. You might even like to dip a few quesadillas into it…

Do you have any favourite flavours you like to add to your guacamole, or are you a fan of having your avocado bear the load?

Creamy Guacamole

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

• 3 ripe avocados

• ½ tsp good quality sweet paprika

• ½ tsp chilli flakes

• Juice of 1 lime

• Handful of fresh mint

• 1 clove of garlic

• A generous pinch of salt

• Extra virgin olive oil

Method:

1. Pop everything except the olive oil into a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Transfer into a bowl (as colourful as possible), drizzle olive oil around the edge and sprinkle with extra paprika.

Creamy Guacamole

Cost: Ripe avocados can be found for a very good price indeed – since there’s a very fine line between a ripe avocado and a rotten avocado, grocers tend to want to sell them off quickly. Indeed, we got four for £1, one of which was rotten! With this in mind, you should be able to recreate this creamy guacamole for no more than £1.50.

34 comments on “Creamy Guacamole

  1. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    June 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Lovely Frugal. It’s good to ring the changes a bit with classic recipes.

  2. cookinginsens
    June 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Great bowl!

  3. cathyn61thy
    June 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Delicious. Guacamole is a personal favourite.

  4. grainnep
    June 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Always a winner, great bowl too!

  5. Tracey
    June 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Love me some guac! I’m always up for trying new variations, like the mint as opposed to traditional cilantro!

  6. momshieb
    June 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Well, Yum.
    I am (believe it or not) new to guacamole. I love it creamy; I have added roasted garlic a couple of times, which was really good!

  7. brisvegasvego
    June 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I love this! I have never added tomato or onion to guac, so this is right up my alley.

  8. Aruna Panangipally
    June 28, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Nice!

  9. Chica Andaluza
    June 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I love it both ways – and if you ever need more Spanish paprika, give me a shout and I’ll mail you some!

    • frugalfeeding
      July 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      I have the tiniest tub! If you’d really be willing to, send me an email 😀

  10. taplatt
    June 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I’m a big fan of lots of cilantro and lime in my guac. This “unadulterated” version looks wonderful.

  11. movita beaucoup
    June 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I often eat a version of this on my morning toast! Avocado gets the day started on the right foot…

  12. andresrcastello
    June 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    guacamole with chili flakes mint! sounds very refreshing and balanced. yum : P

  13. chef mimi
    June 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Beautiful!

  14. Our Growing Paynes
    June 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Interesting twist with the mint. This looks delicious.

  15. her30s
    June 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Your photos are wonderful. They leave me hungry every time.

  16. vMonster
    June 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Yum!!

  17. ambrosiana
    June 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Looks wonderful! Beautiful shots of avocados.

  18. More Food, Please
    June 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    This guacamole looks delicious! Will have to try out this recipe.

  19. lovinghomemade
    June 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    That sounds really good, will definitely be trying it, thanks!

  20. Sofia
    June 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Hi! This looks fantastic as I love guacamole spicy.

  21. The Vegan Kat
    June 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Yum! Now I’m craving guacamole 🙂

  22. limeandbarley
    June 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Using mint sounds like a great idea. I’d like to try this with a little yoghurt mixed in too!

  23. texydeb
    June 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I would eat this happily. thank you for sharing

  24. Maya Oryan
    July 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Quick and easy, the way I like it!!

  25. RookieNotes
    August 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Nice! I will try tonight~

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