The Ultimate Guacamole with Grilled Limes

Fun ingredients like sumac and grilled limes make this guacamole special and super addictive.
By Julia Gartland

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Grilling citrus, (or grilling in general) may be a Summer-concentrated activity, but not for me.

Insert a “grilled” guacamole with a little flair for the Middle East.

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The Ultimate Guacamole with Grilled Limes
 
Fun ingredients like sumac and grilled limes make this guacamole special and super addictive.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer, Side, Dip
Cuisine: Mexican Fusion
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados, ripe + mashed
  • ¼ cup salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pasted
  • 1½ tablespoons sumac
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2-3 limes, halved
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • flaky sea salt, to top
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your cast-iron grill pan over medium high heat. If you hover your hand over the pan, you’ll feel when it’s good and hot. Then, set limes cut-side down onto the grill pan. Press for a minute to make sure it’s making good contact with the pan. Let limes grill for at least 4-5 minutes each side. Continue until all halves are grilled. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add mashed avocado, salsa, shallot, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt and spices. Mix well to combine. Then, juice grilled limes until desired taste (anywhere from 1-3 limes works for this recipe). Garnish with flaky sea salt and serve with chickpea chips, tortilla chips or vegetable crudite (radish, carrot, endive).

 

Julia Gartland

Food & Lifestyle Photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. I cook, shoot and eat (gluten-free). http://www.sassy-kitchen.com | http://www.juliagartland.com

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