Photo: Katie at the Kitchen Door
Guacamole is one of my favorite spreads, and I've tasted my fair share of the mashed treat over the years — albeit, some tastier than others. I'm always looking for ways to add nuance and complexity to the classic recipe. So when I heard adding just a dab of mayonnaise yields a creamier batch, I just had to try it for myself. Try it, I did. I also find that the addition of mayo creates a more well-rounded flavor profile. Check out my revved up guacamole recipe below — trust me when I say, It's far from mediocre ;)
2 ripe avocados — use this trick to determine overall ripeness
1 medium red or white diced onion (you can substitute shallots if you have them)
1 tsp. of black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, smashed (use mortar and pestle)
1/2 lime or lemon juice (I prefer lime)
2 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely diced (you can use serrano or jalapeno peppers if you prefer)
2 tsp. of salt (or more to taste)
1/2 tbsp. of mayonnaise
Tortilla chips, to serve
Use a fork to mash avocados in a large bowl. Add lime juice first to keep avocados from turning brown (note: in my experience, lime juice will keep avocados vibrant for maybe and hour or two). Incorporate diced onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt and mayonnaise into the batch. Mix well and enjoy with tortilla chips.
Check out my previous post about how to keep guacamole green, longer.
Also, did you know guacamole dates back to the 1500s?