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Tropical Guacamole – Recipe!

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Many of us have our own special recipe for guacamole, but today I am going to change it up a bit by adding a tropical flair.  My standard recipe for guacamole is a mixture of avocados, red onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and lime juice, which is definitely delicious.  However, in this recipe I use fresh mint, instead of cilantro and papaya and pineapple for a refreshing island twist.

The contrasting sweet and spicy taste is quite delightful and adds a lighter flavor to the dip. Serve this Tropical Guacamole with a batch of cool margaritas and you will definitely feel as though you are in paradise.

Ingredients

6 Haas avocados

1/2 red onion

1 jalapeno

3 sprigs fresh mint

1 1/2 limes

1/2 papaya

1/3 fresh pineapple

salt

pepper

(Serves 4-6 appetizer portions)

To Prepare:

1.  In a stand mixer or large bowl, add the peeled and seeded avocados.  Mince the red onion and add it to the bowl.

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2.  Next, mince the jalapano and remove the mint leaves from the stems.  Rough chop the mint, until fine and add both the jalapeno and mint to the bowl.

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3.  Then, squeeze in the juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.  Mix the guacamole on low for 1 minute or until smooth, but still slightly chunky.

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4.  Spoon the guacamole into a serving bowl.  Remove the seeds from 1/2 of a papaya and dice into small chunks.

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5.  Dice the pineapple into small chunks.

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6.  Place the papaya on top of 1/3 of the guacamole and the pineapple on top of another 1/3 of the guacamole. You want to leave 1/3 of the guacamole showing for a pretty presentation.  Squeeze the 1/2 lime over the top of the entire dip.  Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap to serve within 4 hours.

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7.  Serve the Tropical Guacamole with plantain chips or tortilla chips and a cold margarita.  Enjoy!

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