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Blue cheese and avocado are the perfect pair

You might think I came up with this guacamole recipe just to make Diana Kennedy cringe. I typically use the best stuff I can find at the cheese counter, such as Roquefort, Cabrales, or Danish Blue, but even the already crumbled blue cheese you find in a good grocery store will be delicious.

Notes

Back to Avocado 101!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño or serrano, including seeds, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe Mexican Hass avocados, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds, divided
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, divided

Directions

Mash the onion, chile, salt (the coarseness of kosher salt will help you make the paste), and half of the cilantro to a paste in a molcajete or mortar. You can also mince and mash the ingredients together on a cutting board with a large knife or a fork, and then transfer the paste to a bowl. Stir in the lime juice.

Score the flesh in the avocado halves in a crosshatch pattern (not through the skin) with a knife and then scoop it with a spoon into the mortar or bowl. Add the rest of the cilantro and most of the almonds and blue cheese, toss well, and mash coarsely with a pestle or fork. Season to taste with additional lime juice and salt.

Garnish with the rest of the almonds and blue cheese.

Serve it with corn tortillas.


  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 serrano chili, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup picked cilantro leaves, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons juice from 2 limes

Servings 8
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from seriouseats.com


Preparation

  • Using a mortar and pestle, or the blade and side of a chef’s knife, mash half of the cilantro, the onion, the chile, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt to a paste. Leave the paste in the mortar, if large, or transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Halve and remove the pits of the avocados. Use a paring knife to score the flesh in a 1/2-inch crosshatch pattern, being careful not to cut through the skin. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado into the bowl. Add most of the almonds and cheese, the remaining cilantro and the lime juice, and mash the avocado gently with the pestle or a fork, leaving some chunks. Season to taste with more lime juice, salt, and chile. Garnish with the remaining almonds and cheese just before serving.

Make Ahead Tips

The guacamole can be made up to 1 hour ahead cover the surface with plastic wrap and keep at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

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Blue Cheese Almond Guacamole Recipe

It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo and we are celebrating with a fiesta! Being a fan of easy recipes, I’m whipping up a batch on super simple enchiladas and wanted to add a dish of my favorite Mexican dip, guacamole. I had recently gotten my hands on a copy of Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez and a basket of avocados from The Amazing Avocado. I found so many variations on the typical recipe. We decided to try the Blue Cheese & Smoked Almond version and the results were well worth the ten minute prep time. I noticed the teens were sneaking bites before dinner with a bag of tortilla chips instead of waiting to add the guacamole to their plate. I’m sharing the recipe below.

  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • extra smoked almonds and blue cheese for garnish
  1. Mash the onion, chile, salt and of the cilantro to a paste. Stir in the lime juice. Peel the avocado, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. Mash the avocado and add it to the onion mixture. Add the rest of the cilantro, the almonds and the blue cheese, toss well and mix with a fork. Season to taste with additional lime juice and salt. Garnish with almonds and blue cheese.

When people think of avocados, they usually think of the typical uses ordinary guacamole or as an addition to salads. I’ve found some “out of the box” ways to enjoy my avocados. How about a veggie ALT? That’s Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato. Just prepare the sandwich as usual and instead of bacon, substitute thinly sliced avocado. Or go hog wild (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and add the bacon too. Either way, it’s all good. Need more avo-inspiration?

Do you have an out of the box avocado recipe? Do you prepare a special guacamole? Share it with us.

Pam is a mom, traveler, pet lover and lover of semi-homemade desserts. Unless she isn't doing the cooking, then she loves homemade desserts. Email her at simplysouthernmom (at) yahoo (dot) com.

83 Comments

avacodo drizzled with salt and olive oil

Burgers with avocado slices would be big hit.

I like sliced avocados in my omelets.
Thanks for the contest.

I want to make the Fresh Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa-two of my favorite foods!

I would like to try the Portabella Burgers with Avocado Spread

i love the old fashioned tex mex guacamole

The recipe for Jalapeno Turkey Burger sounds good.

I love the Avocado and Ham Sandwiches recipe

homemade guacamole is my favorite but I like avocados in general

i like spicy guacamole and i love to put sliced avocado on my sandwiches instead of mayo!

ALT sandwich, they are sooo good!

I really dont cook with avacodas, maybe having these recipes and other related items will make me an avocado lover and believer!

I love to make avocado and chicken sandwiches for lunch!!

I love a Spicy avocado seafood salad…. make a seafood salad in much the same way you make chicken salad but use shrimp/crab etc instead. Ad chopped green chiles & tabasco to taste, serve in Avocado halves that have been peeled & sprinkled w/juice of lemon or lime. YUM. ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance…..

I get the packaged guacamole mixes at Safeway and just grab a few avocados and mix them together, since I don’t know how to make it from scratch..

I love adding sliced avocados to my BLT! It adds just a bit of good healthy fat and texture that I love!

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Avocado and Cranberry Mustard Turkey Wrap

I could put avocado on anything!! I really like to add it to my sandwiches instead of mayo.

I love quac on everything-my sandwiches, salad, eggs

Seared lamb and guacamole

I like cold avocado and cucumber soup.

I love making a chicken, lime, avocado and cilantro mixed up in a tortilla!

I LOVE Avocados and I eat them all the time. A number of years ago, we spent several weeks in Sweden visiting relative. One ubiquitous treat (it almost seemed like the National dish!) is a simple salad/appetizer that is basically an avocado halves and filled with fresh cooked cold shrimp and some kind of very light cream & mayo type dressing.) This dish is served EVERYWHERE – with tiny variations (like the size of the shrimp) And I think I enjoyed it almost everyday in every town/restaurant we visited!

Back at home – I still make that heavenly dish for special occasions – but one of my most favorite lunches is simply this:

Peel and dice a ripe avocado into a salad bowl or plate. Generously squeeze (to taste) fresh lemon juice all over it and season wit taste with salt and pepper (preferably freshly ground) and top with a nice mound of your favorite brand of cottage cheese and ENJOY. I enjoy this simple, healthy dish several times week.

And finally, I really can’t imagine any turkey or chicken sandwich without avocado and tomato slices it – nor any taco, taco salad, tostada or quesadilla without some avocado for garnish!

I like that recipe but I’d miss the garlic. I load my guacamole with tons of garlic. Great recipe.


Blue Cheese Guacamole Recipe

When you hear those words together, “blue cheese” and “guacamole”, it may sound a little weird, but once you try it, you might just fall in love with this unique twist on an old favorite. Everyone has their own homemade guacamole recipe, and the difference between a good guacamole dip and a great one might just be that secret ingredient. Gather the following ingredients up and see if blue cheese guacamole recipe is up your alley.

Blue Cheese Guacamole Ingredients

2 Avocados
1 Cup Blue Cheese
1 Tomato
1/4 Cup Onion
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt (more or less to your preference)
1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce (more or less to your preference)

Instructions

Start by mashing up the avocados. If you want something a little chunkier to go with the blue cheese, you may want to just mash one avocado and dice the other. If you dice one, set it aside for now.

Mix the avocado with the salt, garlic salt, lemon juice and hot sauce. Dice your onion and mix it in.

Take your blue cheese and crumble it into small pieces. The smaller the better. There will be some chunks, regardless, so just go ahead and try to crumble it down to nothing even if you want it a little chunky. Mix it into the avocado.

You want to save the tomato for last. Dice it up big or small, to your preference, and mix it in gently. If you have a nice, fresh tomato, the last thing you want to do is smash it up when you make guacamole, so mix it in gently to keep it in nice, juicy little chunks. If you like, you can sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top as garnish and to give it a little extra something.

Blue Cheese Guacamole Recipe Tips And Variations

Now, obviously you’re thinking of setting this out on the appetizer table with some tortilla chips, but why not get a little more creative? Why go through all the trouble of making a special blue cheese guacamole dip only to serve it like any other, right?

Instead of just throwing it on some chips, try making some bruschetta with a sourdough baguette. You just slice and toast the baguette, put the guacamole on top, and you have some exciting little pieces of food to treat your guests with. The blue cheese and tomato also serve to make this a great sauce to drizzle over some omelets early in the morning.


Method

For the burger buns, knead all the ingredients into a smooth dough and let rise in a warm place for about an hour. Then divide the dough into six pieces. Roll them into balls on a floured surface. Leaving plenty of space between them, put the buns on a baking tray and in a warm place to prove for another 30 mins. Press the risen buns flat again, brush the tops with milk and bake at 200 ° C for about 15 minutes.

For the Guacamole, halve and destone the avocados. Spoon out the flesh into a bowl and add the juice from 1 lime. Start chopping it all together until fine and well combined. Carefully mix in tomato dices, chopped coriander and garlic. Then season to taste with salt, pepper and more lime juice, if needed.

For the patties, mix the venison with mustard, egg, onion and parsley, salt and pepper, and form six patties of the same size. Grill patties on the BBQ from both sides for about two to three minutes. They are done when they are crispy brown on the outside and still juicy in the middle. After grilling, put the blue cheese on the cooked patties and leave to rest for a few minutes.

Now its time to build the burger! Cut open the buns and lightly toast them on the grill. Spread the guacamole on the top half and the BBQ sauce on the bottom half of the bun. Now place the patty with the melted blue cheese on the bottom half and top with the arugula and cucumber slices. Lastly dip on a splash of the cranberry jam and close the two half.


Cheesy Guacamole

Do you ever go out to eat with someone, order an appetizer and then secretly wish the person you were eating with would disappear so you could eat the entire thing yourself and not have to share it and no one would judge? No? Oh. Weird. Me neither. Whaaaat?

No but really, that happens to me all the time. Especially when that appetizer involves avocado. Obviously. There’s a restaurant in LA that serves guacamole with cheese for an appetizer. They also put mayo in it which I think is sacrilegious and I can’t wrap my head around it. Why on earth would you put mayo in guacamole? It’s blasphemous if you ask me and I refuse to order it because it scares me. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some eggs and olive oil whipped together until it turns into mayo… but in guacamole? That’s where I draw the line.

Anyways, the cheese got me thinking… what would happen if I folded in some freshly shredded sharp cheddar to my all time favorite guacamole recipe? Well, I’ll tell you what would happen…. fireworks.


Cheesy Guacamole is ridiculous, but in the best way possible. And now I’m getting really sad that I didn’t think of this before I wrote my cookbook. I guess there’s just going to have to be another avocado cookbook in my future for all these other avocado recipes that pop into my head. But we seriously can’t go on living without making this Cheesy Guacamole immediately. It’ll make you a better person. And it will make your skin happy, because after all, avocado is really good for your skin. And your hair. Side note – if you have some leftover avocado (is that even possible?) you can totally throw it on your face as a mask with a little greek yogurt and honey and you’re skin will be glowing. I’ll do a post on that soon.

It’s spicy and salty and cheesy and creamy and chunky and basically everything you would ever want to put onto of a freshly fried tortilla chip. It would also be quite wonderful on top of some grilled chicken. Or you could totally eat it with a spoon like me. No shame.


Blue Cheese Guacamole Recipe

When you hear those words together, “blue cheese” and “guacamole”, it may sound a little weird, but once you try it, you might just fall in love with this unique twist on an old favorite. Everyone has their own homemade guacamole recipe, and the difference between a good guacamole dip and a great one might just be that secret ingredient. Gather the following ingredients up and see if blue cheese guacamole recipe is up your alley.

Blue Cheese Guacamole Ingredients

2 Avocados
1 Cup Blue Cheese
1 Tomato
1/4 Cup Onion
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt (more or less to your preference)
1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce (more or less to your preference)

Instructions

Start by mashing up the avocados. If you want something a little chunkier to go with the blue cheese, you may want to just mash one avocado and dice the other. If you dice one, set it aside for now.

Mix the avocado with the salt, garlic salt, lemon juice and hot sauce. Dice your onion and mix it in.

Take your blue cheese and crumble it into small pieces. The smaller the better. There will be some chunks, regardless, so just go ahead and try to crumble it down to nothing even if you want it a little chunky. Mix it into the avocado.

You want to save the tomato for last. Dice it up big or small, to your preference, and mix it in gently. If you have a nice, fresh tomato, the last thing you want to do is smash it up when you make guacamole, so mix it in gently to keep it in nice, juicy little chunks. If you like, you can sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top as garnish and to give it a little extra something.

Blue Cheese Guacamole Recipe Tips And Variations

Now, obviously you’re thinking of setting this out on the appetizer table with some tortilla chips, but why not get a little more creative? Why go through all the trouble of making a special blue cheese guacamole dip only to serve it like any other, right?

Instead of just throwing it on some chips, try making some bruschetta with a sourdough baguette. You just slice and toast the baguette, put the guacamole on top, and you have some exciting little pieces of food to treat your guests with. The blue cheese and tomato also serve to make this a great sauce to drizzle over some omelets early in the morning.


  • 3 avocados
  • 1/2 cup of creamy blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tomato, de-seeded and chopped into small chunks
  • 2 Tbsp of minced red onion
  • 1 handful of fresh basil, sliced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Mash the avocado with the blue cheese in a bowl with the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix in the onions, tomatoes and basil.
  3. Serve immediately, or chill in the fridge with some extra lemon juice on the top to prevent browning.

Tools To Make Homemade Guacamole

Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.

    – This 3-in-1 avocado tool is less than $10… and it makes cutting and prepping avocados so much easier. – We almost always have a 1/2 avocado in the fridge, this saver helps to preserve them. I have two of these, and am so impressed by how effective they are!
  • Potato Masher – This is what I usually use to make guac, because – let’s be real – I always make a double batch.
  • Guacamole Keeper – A great way to keep guacamole from turning brown. Check the reviews, it actually works!


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