Crunchy Guacamole

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, here is one of my favorite guac recipes!  Now I’m kind of a guac connoisseur, and most people who know me have had my guac a few times in their lives.  I get asked to bring guac to parties A LOT, so over the years, I’ve become a bit of a ‘guac expert.’ It’s a little hard for me to part with my original guac recipe, so I’ve done a variation of this which I’m sure you’ll love!  It adds a bit of all the guacs I’ve come across in my life and mixes them all into one delicious combo.  The reason why this guac is soo good is because it actually has texture to it.  With the crunch of the sunflower seeds and cucumber, the spiciness of that jalapeno, and the all around awesome flavor of avocado and lime, this is a recipe that is sure to have your guests coming back for more!

No, I know all your guac experts are going to die a little bit when you realize that I don’t include cilantro…. but I HATE cilantro.  With a PASSION.  I think it tastes like a weird combo of soap and the way stinkbugs smell.  It will not, EVER be in my guac.  It’s the devil’s weed, and I refuse to taint my delicious bowl of guac with it.  If you’re a purist and insist on destroying a delicious bowl of guac with it, have at it.  But it will not be tainting my household with it’s grossness.

And I know, I know, there are going to be a ton of people reading this who say, “Who the hell puts cucumber in guac?!” I get that, I was a skeptic too, until I tried it.  Trust me when I say, this is a hard bowl of guac to stop eating.  I mean, I already eat guac with cucumber slices, so I’m just eliminating a step! You might just pull your chair over and steal the bowl for yourself.  So to all those people consuming mass amounts of tacos, queso, margaritas, and guac today, this one is for you!

Ingredients:

  • 3 hass avocadoes, de-pitted and green flesh scooped out
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a fresh jalapeno, finely chopped (for less spice, scoop out seeds and veins)
  • 1/4 cup of cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 4 T)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (in a pinch you can use garlic powder)
  • A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (I use sriracha)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of sunflower seeds as garnish

**This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for parties!!

Instructions:

This one is super simple.  Pit avocados and spoon out flesh into bowl.  Mash avocado with fork.  Chop everything else and add to bowl (except sunflower seeds).  Mix together until well blended.  Sprinkle top of guac with sunflower seeds and serve!  Great with chips but also with chopped up veggies!  Enjoy and claim those guac bragging rights!

 

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