Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole RecipeI’m totally inspired to celebrate avocados.

You see over the weekend I went to an avocado party — well, a California Avocado Commission Food Blogger Luncheon, to be exact.   Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger led a super fun event for us, with an unbelievably delicious California avocado-centric menu, at one of their Border Grill restaurants in LA.

Check out this mouth-watering menu.  Every course was incredibly delicious — the kind of delicious where you truly savor each bite.

CAC MenuWe started the day with a really fun activity — a mini cooking challenge.  It was much like the TV show, Chopped, only we worked in small groups, had only fifteen minutes, no baskets and just two ingredients (avocados and pasta), none of which were a “mystery.” 😉

Smoky Lemon-Chipotle GuacamoleMy awesome team:  A few of my food blogger buddies — Art and Stephen of  Latino Foodie on the sides, and in the middle, yours truly, and Nicole of Presley’s Pantry.  And guess what? We tied for 1st place!Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole RecipeAnd if you think this avocado recipe looks good, (or amazing ;-)), on Thursday I’m having my own avocado party.  I’ll be sharing my Best Avocado Recipes, where you’ll find delicious California avocados in everything from salsa, to cookies, to soups.  I’ll also be sharing some fantastic information I learned about avocados, so please tune in.

Lemon Chipotle Guacamole

Smoky Lemon Chipotle Guacamole Recipe
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Serves: Makes about 4 cups
  • 4 large ripe California avocados (about 4 cups mashed avocado)
  • Zest of 1 large lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped lemon supremes (here's how to cut citrus into supremes)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  1. Peel the avocados and remove the pits. (Here's how.)
  2. Add the avocado to a large mixing bowl and use a large fork to mash it to the consistency you like. (I like it when it's both smooth and chunky.)
  3. Mix in the lemon zest, chopped lemon, chipotles, salt and sugar.
  4. Serve with warm, salted tortilla chips, or add it to fish, chicken, meat, or anything else that sounds delicious!
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    • valentina says

      Greg, we were given pasta and avocado, so we made a smoky chipotle macaroni with a bunch of vegetables and topped it with a similar guacamole to this one. 🙂

  1. says

    And lucky us! We have a slew of perfectly ripe avocados just given to us by a friend. And, as you probably read, I always keep puréed chipotle chiles in my fridge for moments like this. Hope you have fun with your avocado celebration today!

    • says

      Valentina – this guacamole was fantastic, although I hope you won’t think me a heretic because I used lime instead of lemon… I thought I had a lemon, but I was wrong… The chipotle is amazing – love the smoky heat! Thanks!

      • valentina says

        I’m guessing the lime was equally as delicious as the lemon. I’m so happy you tried the recipe. 🙂

    • valentina says

      I love that you have chipotles at the ready. And you are so lucky to know someone who has an avocado supply to share.

    • valentina says

      Kaye, any market (Gelson’s, Ralph’s) should have it in a little can in the Mexican food isle (with other peppers, taco seasonings, etc.) 😀

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