While not many people would consider guacamole "light" fare, the hefty dose of lime really makes it feel that way. A nice bit of chipotle peppers in adobo adds a hint of smoke without overpowering the guacamole with spiciness. I threw in a bit of onion and garlic for more flavor and a hint of crisp sweetness and finished it off with some salt and pepper. Not very many ingredients, packed with flavor. Just what I like in a good dip!
This is awesome with tortilla chips or veggies, and it's especially good as a garnish for tacos. I made some slow-cooked chipotle chicken tacos that we served this up with, and it was all kinds of good. I didn't capture the tacos, but it was super easy and delicious, so I'm sure it'll be in our rotation fairly often this summer - I'll post it the next time around!
As with my other guacamole recipe on the blog, the good dose of lime makes this a great picnic or BBQ guacamole - it takes it a lot longer to brown, so it'll stay looking fresh and appetizing, even if it's sitting out for a while! I'm seeing a lot of guacamole in my summer - it's hardly started, and we've already gone through 3 or 4 batches, just between the two of us!
Feel free to up the amount of chipotle peppers you put in if you want it to have more of a kick. I was going for more smoky than spicy, but I do enjoy a spicy dip now and then. The recipe, as is, will suit just about everyone. Play around with it, though, to suit your particular tastes!
What's your favorite fresh dip or fruity beverage in the summer months? I would love some ideas!
Chipotle Lime Guacamole
- 3 avocados, pitted and flesh scooped out
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/8 t black pepper
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced
- 1 T adobo sauce
In a large bowl, toss the avocado flesh and lime juice together. With a fork, mash the avocado until just slightly chunky. Add in the salt and pepper, and mix. Add in the onion, garlic, chipotle pepper and sauce, and fold until dispersed evenly.
Allow to come to room temperature before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.