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:

231 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

12%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 40g 61%
  • Carbs 21g 7%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 13g 52%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 23g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 14g 27%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 6%
  • Sodium 1,487mg 62%
  • Calcium 224mg 22%
  • Magnesium 114mg 29%
  • Potassium 997mg 28%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 294mg 42%
  • Vitamin A 78µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 33%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 25%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 142µg 35%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin K 43µg 54%
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