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.
6 Haas avocados
1/2 red onion
3 sprigs fresh mint
1 1/2 limes
1/3 fresh pineapple
(Serves 4-6 appetizer portions)
1. In a stand mixer or large bowl, add the peeled and seeded avocados. Mince the red onion and add it to the bowl.
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.
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.
4. Spoon the guacamole into a serving bowl. Remove the seeds from 1/2 of a papaya and dice into small chunks.
5. Dice the pineapple into small chunks.
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.
7. Serve the Tropical Guacamole with plantain chips or tortilla chips and a cold margarita. Enjoy!
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