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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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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