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          Add Berries to Your Guacamole for a Sweet and Spicy Chip Dip


          Whether you're spreading it on homemade tortillas or dipping chips into it, guacamole is a must-have for any Mexican meal. And while the classic recipe is mouthwatering, you can turn this salsa on its head by adding two more ingredients: berries and goat cheese.

          Don't worry, this recipe still has red onion and jalapeño for a sharp bite, but that spice is complemented by tangy cheese and sweet summer berries. Consider it an easy way to add some variety to your Taco Tuesday lineup, a summer barbecue or that Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

          Summer Berry Guacamole

          Yield: 4-6 servings


          • 2 ripe avocados (medium size)
          • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
          • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
          • 1 teaspoon honey (or agave nectar)
          • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste
          • ⅓ cup diced red onion
          • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, minced (leave seeds for a spicy bite)
          • Heaping ½ cup diced strawberries
          • ½ cup blueberries
          • 3 ounces goat cheese
          • ¼ - ½ teaspoon each lemon and lime zest (optional)


          1. Cut the avocados in half and scoop the flesh from the hull. Place in a large bowl and mash about half of the avocado (leaving the rest chunky).

          2. Add the lime, lemon, honey and about ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir to combine. Avoid further mashing unless you want a very creamy guacamole.

          3. Add the onion, jalapeño, strawberries and blueberries. Fold together until combined.

          4. Crumble the goat cheese over top, reserving a bit to use as a topping. Fold the goat cheese in. Taste and add more salt if desired. For a zestier bite, fold in lemon and lime zest.

          5. Top with reserved goat cheese, a few extra blueberries and a lime wedge. Serve immediately.

          Photos via  Edible Perspective

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