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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tableside Chunky Guacamole

This recipe was inspired by one of the restaurants that I went to in Newport Beach California, where they served us table side guac. It  was very mouth watering and great  joy to watch the server mix all the ingredients at our table and serve us very fresh guacamole with all the ingredients to our liking.
Since then I always look for table side guac on the menu when I go to a Mexican restaurant, but here not too many restaurant have this option except one.
When you are entertaining guests,  you can chop the ingredients ahead of time and just keep the avocados to be prepared last. Just before serving appetizers quickly put this together at table side  in front of the guests.  Needless to say it will be a great hit !!

Recently  this granite mortal and pestle caught my eyes in store, of course I had to have it, luckily it was on sale.  As soon as I brought it home I thought about this recipe, that I had initially posted on this blog after our trip to Newport beach CA in 2011.
I decided to make it again and of course took tons of pics so decided to post it again.

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice from 2 fresh limes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic 
  • 1  tomato chopped
  • 2 green chilies or fresh jalapenos finely chopped

  • 1/2 sweet red or white small onion chopped
  • 2-3 spring onions thinly chopped
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed dried red pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted coarse cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
* Chop all the ingredients as shown in pictures.
* Cut avocados in half. Remove pit.
* Scoop out avocado pulp from the peel
* Crush and mince garlic clove in mortar and pestle.
* Place avocados pulp in mortar
* Add lime juice from one lime, salt, finely chopped jalapenos, red pepper and cumin powder
* Crush the avocado in mortar with pestle gently to desired consistency.

* Add salt onions, cilantro,  and tomatoes.
* Add rest of the lime  juice.
* Mix well until everything is nicely incorporated.
* To prevent the dip from turning brown place the pits back into the prepared dip.
* If making this at table side, serve immediately.
* To serve later cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
* Serve with your favorite tortilla/corn chips or can use it as a spread for your favorite vegetarian sandwich.

Enjoy :)
See it disappear in minutes !!
This recipe yields  ~ 4 servings.
Recipe and Photographs by Surekha.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for this recipe, was at loose ends as how to make a salad or a dip


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