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.
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.
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?
• 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
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.
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 replies on “Creamy Guacamole”
Lovely Frugal. It’s good to ring the changes a bit with classic recipes.
I love it! From Spain, of course.
Delicious. Guacamole is a personal favourite.
Always a winner, great bowl too!
Love me some guac! I’m always up for trying new variations, like the mint as opposed to traditional cilantro!
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!
I love this! I have never added tomato or onion to guac, so this is right up my alley.
I love it both ways – and if you ever need more Spanish paprika, give me a shout and I’ll mail you some!
I have the tiniest tub! If you’d really be willing to, send me an email 😀
I’m a big fan of lots of cilantro and lime in my guac. This “unadulterated” version looks wonderful.
Thanks – it;s great to showcase the fruit.
I often eat a version of this on my morning toast! Avocado gets the day started on the right foot…
What a great idea!
guacamole with chili flakes mint! sounds very refreshing and balanced. yum : P
Interesting twist with the mint. This looks delicious.
I love the freshness it adds.
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Your photos are wonderful. They leave me hungry every time.
Looks wonderful! Beautiful shots of avocados.
Thank you very much 🙂
This guacamole looks delicious! Will have to try out this recipe.
That sounds really good, will definitely be trying it, thanks!
Hi! This looks fantastic as I love guacamole spicy.
I like many things spicy these days!
Yum! Now I’m craving guacamole 🙂
Using mint sounds like a great idea. I’d like to try this with a little yoghurt mixed in too!
That’s a nice idea.
I would eat this happily. thank you for sharing
Quick and easy, the way I like it!!
Nice! I will try tonight~