Guacamole del Sur

Guacamole del Sur
Staff Writer
Guacamole del Sur

La Sandia

Guacamole del Sur

Yes, that's right, there are grasshoppers in this guacamole. Grasshoppers add a pleasant crunch to this regional take on traditional guacamole from chef Richard Sandoval of the La Sandia Restaurants. In Oaxaca, these delicacies are known as chapulines. They may be a little hard to come by, but a good bet is to try a Mexican grocery store.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  avocados, skinned and pitted
  • 1/2  Ounce  tomatillo, diced
  • 1  Teaspoon  lime juice
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  chopped cilantro
  • 1/10  Ounce  grasshoppers (chapulines)
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cotija cheese

Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a Molcajete glass. Combine the grasshoppers and cheese in a small bowl. Muddle the contents of the glass and combine with the grasshoppers and cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
33mg
2%
Water
3g
0%

Guacamole Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Guacamole Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.