Let’s Cook! Goat Cheese Guacamole

June 28, 2013

Maybe I will change your life...

Maybe I will change your life…

Many Thursday nights I attend a party – one with cocktails, drinking games involving accents, special culinary guests and lots of fun food talk… of course I’m referring to the internet get-together known as #KitchenParty. On one show a few weeks ago, Gaby Dalkin of the What’s Gaby Cooking blog was the guest discussing (among other things) her avocado obsession, and her newly released book, Absolutely Avocados.

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After watching the show, and perusing her blog and recipes, I decided I just had to have this book in my hands! Not even wanting to wait the few days for Amazon to deliver said tome, the following day I made my way to local retailers to gladly pay full price (and sales tax) for the book. On my second stop at Books-a-Million I found the book (tucked away in the Vegetarian Cooking section, even though it’s not a meatless cookbook…), handed over my semi-hard-earned cash and scurried home to drool over the recipes…

Medium story short, I’ve tried several recipes from Absolutely Avocados, and all have been winners so far, but a real star is the Goat Cheese Guacamole… In the intro to the recipe, Gaby says “…it will probably change your life”… I don’t know if it’s truly life-altering, but it’s a recipe that has certainly and quickly made it’s way into my list of go-to/sure to please dishes!

So dear Dedicated Readers, without further ado, Let’s Cook!

Goat Cheese Guacamole

Ingredients

3 Hass Avacados

1/3 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Chives

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Chive talkin’

1/4 Cup Chopped Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Oil

1 Tbl Fresh Lemon Juice

Coarse Salt and Fresh-ground Pepper to taste

Chips, etc. for serving

Procedure

Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Take the flesh from the skin and put into a bowl.

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Add the cheese, chives, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mash with a fork until desired consistency (half smooth/half creamy is what the recipe specifies).

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Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.

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Serve up with tortilla chips or your choice of flavor delivery device.

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If your chives happen to be blooming (as mine have been recently), tear some apart and sprinkle them atop the guac for a nice garnish (and if you haven’t tasted chive flowers, you don’t know what you’re missing – seriously!).

Miss Bonnie & I recently made it to take to a friends 50th birthday bash, and I was met with rave reviews! Okay, I can’t promise this will actually change your life, but unless you’re totally avocado-averse, you’ll like this one! If you’re looking for something to take along to an up-coming 4th of July party, consider this…

I recommend you check out Gaby’s book – the recipes all look great (okay, I’m still not sure about the Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies…), the photos are gorgeous, and her writing and sense of humor is a bit goofy and totally fun. Click on the link to check out her visit to #KitchenParty.

 Back to the kitchen (after a brief visit to the World) – see you soon!

One Response to “Let’s Cook! Goat Cheese Guacamole”

  1. fishyrocketboy Says:

    Reblogged this on Eating (and Drinking) around the World and commented:

    Looking for a last minute dish for Cinco de Mayo? Give this terrific guacamole recipe a try!

    Like


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