A guacamole salad is one of the most delicious sides. This creamy avocado spread is often served as a topping for lettuce, tortilla chips, or fresh veggies. This salad is a delicious way to use guacamole in a healthy, delicious way. While the recipe originated in Mexico, it has made its way to many other countries and is now an integral part of Mexican and American cuisine.
Guacamole Salad Recipes
- 2 ripe avocados peeled, pitted and diced
- 3 ripe Roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 cup pitted olives roughly chopped
- 1 cup canned garbanzo beans drained, rinsed and drained again
- 2 tablespoons roughly torn flat-leaf parsley
- To make the dressing, combine all of the dressing ingredients except the oil in a food processor or by hand if there are no solid chunks.
- Slowly add the oil in small streams while mixing/whisking until it has a creamy consistency.
- Divide the ingredients evenly among the mason jar/s.
- Layer them in order based on the ingredient list above in a mason jar starting with the dressing.
- Make sure the dressing does not touch the greens yet.
- Place the lid and close tightly.
- Shake the jar well to coat the ingredients with the dressing and enjoy!
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Oven-Roasted Guacamole Salad
- 2 avocados, chopped
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced (optional)
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces shredded lettuce
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped avocados, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro.
- Drizzle the mixture with olive oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss the mixture until all the ingredients are well-coated with the oil and lime juice.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the avocados and tomatoes start to brown slightly. This roasting process will enhance the flavors of the ingredients, giving your guacamole salad a unique, smoky taste.
- Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Toss the roasted mixture with the shredded lettuce in a serving bowl.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your Oven-Roasted Guacamole Salad!
This method adds a twist to the traditional guacamole salad, giving it a slightly smoky flavor that complements the freshness of the ingredients. It’s a simple and creative way to enjoy this classic dish.
Tips for making Guacamole Salad
Cooking Tips for Guacamole Salad
- Choose the Best Avocados: The quality of your avocados can make or break your guacamole salad. Ensure they’re ripe but not overripe or too green.
- Use a Molcajete: This traditional Mexican mortar and pestle is ideal for mashing avocados to the perfect consistency. However, avoid mashing your avocados too much as it can result in a less desirable texture.
- Fresh Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice adds a tangy flavor that complements the creaminess of the avocados. Be careful not to add too much, as it can overpower the other flavors.
- Season Properly: A well-seasoned guacamole salad is key to bringing out the flavors of the ingredients. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.
- Change Up Your Ingredients: Feel free to experiment with different ingredients like red peppers, diced onions, or crumbled cotija cheese to customize your guacamole salad to your liking.
Serving Suggestions for Guacamole Salad
- As a Side Dish: Serve it alongside your favorite tacos or enchiladas for a refreshing contrast.
- With Chips: Turn your guacamole salad into a dip by serving it with tortilla chips.
- On Toast: Elevate your avocado toast by topping it with guacamole salad.
- In Stuffed Dishes: Use guacamole salad as a filling for stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, or sweet potatoes.
- As a Topping: Add a dollop of guacamole salad on burgers or patties for an extra burst of flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions about Guacamole Salad
- How Can I Store Leftover Guacamole Salad? To store leftover guacamole salad, pour a thin layer of water or lemon/lime juice over it to form a barrier with the air. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, pushing it flush with the guacamole to prevent air pockets, or put it in a sealed tub.
- Can Guacamole Salad Be Part of a Healthy Diet? Yes, guacamole salad can be part of a healthy diet. It’s a great source of monounsaturated fats, fiber, folate, and potassium. However, because it’s calorically dense, enjoy it mindfully and pair it with other healthy foods.
- What Are Some Creative Ways to Serve Guacamole Salad? Guacamole salad can be served in various ways, such as on toast, as a topping for burgers or patties, or as a filling for stuffed mushrooms or deviled eggs.
- Can I Add Other Ingredients to My Guacamole Salad? Absolutely! Feel free to add ingredients you love, like red peppers, diced onions, or crumbled cotija cheese.
- What Should I Avoid When Making Guacamole Salad? Avoid using overripe or too green avocados, mashing your avocados too much, adding too much lime juice, and not seasoning properly.
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I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.