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Guacamole del Sur

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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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Deliver 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


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.

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.