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Wednesday
May302012

summer guacamole

Oh hey.  Remember me?

The girl who posts recipes?

Well, I’m back.  Back after a very busy [but fun!] weekend.

Back with a recipe you need to make TOday!

update-1

I realize it’s not officially summer, but I’m still calling this summer guacamole.  If the weather doesn’t feel like summer where you are, eating this surely will.

My fascination with avocado is at an all-time high. 

I apologize if you are not a fan. 

update-2

It started with this.

avocadostrawberry (6 of 9)

Which then led to this.

photo 2 (12)

And now we have this.

It was just the next obvious step.

update-3

Print this!

Summer Guacamole [serves 2-4]

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lime [~1 Tbsp juice]
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp strawberries, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp blueberries
  • 2oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp green onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp jalapeno, de-seeded + finely diced [optional]
  • 3/4 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  1. Mash the avocado with 1/2 Tbsp of the lime juice and honey.
  2. Gently fold in the strawberries, blueberries, green onion, jalapeno, and salt.
  3. Crumble the goat cheese over top and gently fold in.
  4. Place in a bowl and top with 1/2 Tbsp lime juice and a sprinkle of sea salt.  Optional – Top with more blueberries and diced strawberries if desired.

note: Add more jalapeno if desired.  The spice level can really vary so be careful when adding.  The lime juice is added for flavor and to help prevent browning.  Store tightly wrapped in the fridge but best when served immediately.

This guacamole pairs really well with a spicy chipotle tortilla chip!

update-4

Slightly sweet + tangy, with a juicy bite, and a little kick of heat.

Like summer on a chip!

Ashley

Reader Comments (33)

I love the combination!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSana
I tried goat cheese again this weekend. For you. No go :(
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
This recipe makes me wary... berries, avocado, and peppers in one dish? I'm definately intrigued and am going to try it! I made a pineapple salsa last summer (I know - much different than this) but it was the first time I had a fruit and veggie combo type thing, and LOVED it! So I'm excited to try this too. OH, and I bought some goat cheese for the first time recently, I haven't tried it yet but am going to asap!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
I've never thought of using avocado as a spread on bread and definitely not with fruit! It's an intriguing idea. Is there a different type of cheese that could be substituted for goat cheese? Thanks for the recipe!


Ashley--> Avocado toast is the best! Even just plain avocado and salt. Yum! You could sub feta or possibly another soft crumbly cheese...not sure which others would be good with this but let me know if you try one out!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren T
Ashley,
I have been a long time reader of your blog and am always impressed by the combos you come up with! This looks very good!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly
You had me at guacamole :) Looks incredible. So glad to have you and your recipes (and photos!) back!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate
WHAT.. fruit in guac? Well, besides lemon or lime? This I must try.
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanetha
Hi Ashley! This looks yummy. You mention subbing out the honey to make it vegan, but no mention of a sub for the goat cheese...do you just leave it out?


Ashley--> Oh, that was just me being an idiot. :) When I first typed it up I was thinking the only non-vegan ingredient was honey. Duh, the cheese. I updated the blog right away, so hopefully the right version is now showing up. You can definitely just leave the cheese out and sub agave for the honey to make this vegan. It will be slightly different but still delicious!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Okay I love this idea! I absolutely love avocado and fruit together so you've just rocked both my worlds. :)
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
Yummmm I love guacamole. And it practically feels like summer here in virginia!
oh.my.god.
You're a genius; that is all :)
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
this looks delicious! My fascination with avocado is also at an all-time high, but I haven't been nearly as creative with it as you are! I love fruit with avocado, so I know this will be good. I can't wait to try it! I still need to try your strawberry avocado goat cheese sandwiches too.
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
This looks so good! I must try it!
I never would have thought to combine avocado and berries. But now I'm definitely intrigued. Pinning this and will try soon!
May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly W
I totally dig this! Yum!
What a really wonderful treat...A lot in just 1 post. I love the creaminess of avocados too...I will have to try soonest =)
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermyfudo
Holy Moses, this sounds delicious
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
Oh wow, what an amazing guacamole! I love all of those ingredients in there and the beautiful colors. Fantastic!
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
There is something about that guac 'n blueberry picture. It's so pretty and such a fun combo!
I just made a fruit guac earlier this week. First I made sweetened pureed avocado as a base for a fruit tart with a fruit salsa on top, which led to a fruit based guac recipe! I think we were separated at birth. ;) I love seeing the evolution of recipe ideas too.
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
In our family we love guacamole, during pool parties we always make a big batch, adding goat cheese is a great idea!
I thought I had made guacamole every which way, but apparently not! Never tried fruit before. Looks fantastic! And I always say summer starts in May anyway. ;)
Pretty much everything I love about summer in a bowl. Yum!
Wow!!!! The best news is that I already have ALL of those ingredients in my fridge :) So I really AM going to make this today :) Is it 5PM yet?!??
Just plain awesome!
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
My mouth is watering! Those are some beautiful pictures too. I always want to throw new ingredients in guac but I'm always too afraid to mess up a good thing, thanks for taking the guess-work out of it--will try ASAP!!!


Ashley--> Hope you enjoy it! Thanks about the photos. :)
Goat cheese and avocado, 2 of my favorite things... though I don't think I've ever tried them together! Thank you for daring to do what I thought was impossible :P


Ashley--> Haha..no problemo :) Enjoy!
When I saw this recipe, I was curious what the fruit and avocado would taste like together-luckily I had all the ingredients on hand and made it last night. Let me just say, this is one of the best things I've ever tasted! It really does scream summer :) Thanks for your genius ideas Ashley!


Ashley --> You freaking rock! Your comment just made my day. :) I'm always a little hesitant on the recipes that seem kind of "out there," so I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks, Anna!!
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
I never would have though of putting avocado with berries, but it sounds like a interesting, albeit delicious combination. Luckily, I have avocado and blueberries in the refrigerator, so I'm not going to have to wait very long to try this. :)
I love avocado and berries together! A favorite combination of mine. And I also love fruity guac, though this is by far the prettiest I've ever seen :)


Ashley--> Thanks lady :)
June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGena
whoah! berries and guacamole! this must be tried, stat.
i'm loving the blog. i can't stop reading! i live in colorado as well and it's great to see that blogging is flourishing here as well. keep up the good work!


Ashley--> Thanks for all of your comments today! So glad you stopped by to say hello! :)
June 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranne
I really like the sound of this fruity guacamole!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin @ Closet Cooking
I made this guacamole last night for a movie with my family. They were a little skeptical at first - berries in guacamole?! But once my mom tried it we both loved it. I haven't had guacamole very much, but this is probably the best I've had! Thank you! I'll be making this again!

Ashley--> I love that you made this for the entire family. Thanks for letting me know it was a hit!
August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

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