Fresh Guacamole with a Surprise Twist is hand-mixed guacamole with a squeeze of fresh orange juice.
I love secret ingredients. They’re all over my blog: cardamom in my sweet yeast bread, chocolate in my chili, and ground cloves in my cinnamon rolls to name a few. They are usually in small amounts so the flavor is unrecognizable, but they add a distinctive touch.
The secret ingredient in my guacamole is a squeeze of fresh orange juice, something I learned from Boudro’s, my favorite restaurant on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.
Guacamole is subject to personal tastes and family traditions much like meatloaf or potato salad. I like mine chunky (chunkier than shown above– it got a touch too much love in the whole mixing and picture-taking process) and relatively mild so the natural flavor of avocado can be appreciated.
No raw onions for me! They are strictly prohibited in my guacamole. I get the ideal onion flavor from adding my favorite salsa which is almost any variety made by D.L. Jardines.
If you prefer more zip, try adding one of the following to Fresh Guacamole with a Surprise Twist:
- a few dashes of hot sauce i.e. Frank’s Red Hot or Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
- a spicier salsa
- chopped fresh garlic or onions
- Pico De Gallo
Although commonly served as a dip with chips, I also like guacamole on sandwiches like a BLT or a Beefy Bean and Frito Burger, on toast (spread like jelly), or used as a condiment alongside other Mexican food.
How to make Guacamole:
- 3 large, ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoons salsa of your choice
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- Slice avocado lengthwise and split in half. Remove the flesh to a small bowl.
- Use a table knife to chop avocados until chunky. Mix in salsa and orange juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with chopped fresh tomatoes and cilantro if desired.
Substitute lime or lemon juice for all or part of the orange juice for a more traditional guacamole.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 107 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 89mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 1g