Blue Cheese Guacamole

Blue Cheese Guacamole
Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

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  • 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

You might think I came up with this guacamole recipe just to make Diana Kennedy cringe. But blue cheese and avocado do make a truly delicious union that, as any fan of the Cobb salad understands, is not as odd as it sounds. 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.

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.

Notes

 

Back to Avocado 101!

 

 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

164 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Sugar Conscious

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 28g 43%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 10g 40%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 9g 17%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 6%
  • Sodium 1,369mg 57%
  • Calcium 162mg 16%
  • Magnesium 52mg 13%
  • Potassium 829mg 24%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 2mg 11%
  • Phosphorus 183mg 26%
  • Vitamin A 78µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 23%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 132µg 33%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 43µg 54%
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