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How to make the most delicious Guacamole-3 different ways. (Traditional, Furikake and Middle Eastern!)Guac never be boring again! Vegan, gluten-free and healthy. #guac #furikake #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #avocadodip

Killer Guacamole – 3 ways!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

How to make the most delicious Guacamole-3 different ways! (Traditional, Furikake and Middle Eastern!) Your Guac will never be boring again!


Ingredients

Classic Mexican Guacamole: 

  • 3 large avocados, perfectly ripe
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tomato (optional, leave out if not in season) diced
  • pinch cayenne, chili flakes or Aleppo Chili.

Optional Garnishes: drizzle of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes, grilled corn, sliced jalapeno,  pickled red onions, cilantro, aleppo chili flakes, pumkin seeds

Serve with corn chips

Furikake Guacamole (A Japanese-style Guacamole)  

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped or use ginger paste ( dont use powder)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce ( or GF soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Furikake seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (or use 1 teaspoon wasabi paste, or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chili like jalapeno)

Garnish: watermelon radish, black radish or diakon radish, cucumber ribbons, drizzle of sesame oil 

Serve with sesame rice crackers.

Middle-Eastern Guacamole: 

  • 3 large avocados, perfectly ripe
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced- use a garlic press
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste (optional)
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

Garnishes: Dukkah or Zaatar, Isreali salad (see notes) or tomatoes, cucumber, olives, olive oil, or feta cubes (or swoosh of labneh ) dill and parsley.

Serve with Pita Chips.


Instructions

Mexican: 

Place avocado, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and spices into a bowl and with a knife, slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Add juice from half a large lime. Taste, adding more lime juice, salt or chili flakes to taste. Add tomato if using. Place in a bowl, add any of the optional garnishes you like, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Furikake Guac:

Place avocados, scallions, ginger, soy, vinegar, salt, Furikake seasoning and chili flakes in a bowl, and slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Taste, adding more salt, vinegar or chili flakes to taste. For a little heat, add wasabi paste! Place in a bowl, top with a drizzle of sesame oil, radishes, cucumber ribbons (use a veggie peeler to make these) and a sprinkling of Furikake. Serve with sesame rice crackers.

Middle Eastern Guac:

Place avocado, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and spices into a bowl and with a knife, slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Add tahini paste, lemon zest and juice from half a large lemon. Mix and Taste, adding more lemon juice and salt to taste. You want this tangy!  Place in a bowl, add any of the optional garnishes you like, sprinkle with Dukkah ( or Zaatar) and Aleppo, and a drizzle of olive oil.  See notes for the Israeli salad.


Notes

To make a quick small batch of Israeli Salad for the top of the Middle Eastern Guac: In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup chopped red (or yellow) bell pepper, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 1/4 cup chopped parsley a little onion or scallions ( optional) and toss with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

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