Harvest Guacamole

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Add a touch of fall to your dip with  this Harvest Guacamole--full of pecan, pumpkin seeds, and corn. Enjoy this taste of the season with tortilla chips. A great fall appetizer.

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Sometimes when I come up with recipes, I go about it a little backwards. What do I mean? Well, there are occasions where the name of the dish comes to me before the recipe. In this instance, I wanted to make a dip called Harvest Guacamole many months ago, but it wasn’t until last week that I decided to work on the recipe. It didn’t take long to obtain the result I wanted. In keeping with the harvest theme, I added pumpkin seeds, pecans, and corn to my guacamole dip. It is a really good combination of flavor and texture, not to mention that it makes a great presentation when served with blue corn chips. 

Harvest Guacamole



Please keep in mind, the proportion given is a guideline, so feel free to adjust the quantity to suit your taste. If you need a little more tang, add a little lime. Not a fan of heat, reduce the amount of  jalapeño. Love heat? Add more of the hot stuff. If you like more crunch, add more pecans or pumpkin seeds. Have fun tailoring the guacamole to your liking!

Harvest Guacamole

Harvest Guacamole




INGREDIENTS:

3 ripe avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped scallion
1/4 cup cooked corn
1/4 cup chopped pecan
3 rounded tbsp. shelled, roasted & salted pumpkin seeds
2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 rounded tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper



INSTRUCTIONS:

Slice avocados in half and remove seeds. Using a large spoon, scoop out the pulp of 4 of the avocado halves and place in a mixing bowl. Add 3/4 of the lime juice. Using a fork, mash avocado. Peel the skin off the the remaining two avocado halves and slice pulp into small chunks. Add avocado, the remaining lime juice, and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and fold gently to incorporate. For best flavor, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Makes 4 servings.



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16 comments:

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...

I can't say I've ever named a recipe first but it seems to work super well for you! This guac sounds and looks delicious!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Linsey. If I had this with your awesome looking Saucy Chipotle Maple Baked Chicken Wings as appetizers, there would be no room for a main course!

Jen Lynn said...

I love the use of pumpkin seeds, pecans, and corn in this guacamole. It's the perfect fall snack!

felicia | Dish by Dish said...

Hi Thao!! This guacamole looks amazing :) Now I'm hungry and it's not yet time for lunch!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Hi Felicia! Thanks for stopping by. I feel the same way when I look at your beautiful blog!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks Jen! And when you think about it, guacamole is a pretty healthy snack. It's the tortilla chips that makes it a guilty pleasure!

Allie BakingAMoment said...

This sounds amazing! And it's seriously making my stomach growl. Love all the fun fall add-ins!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you for stopping by, Allie. I love avocados and usually cut them up and eat them plain, but once in a while I like to bling it up a bit.

Miz Helen said...

What a great Guacamole, can't wait to give it a try. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your great post with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks Miz Helen. I hope you'll like it!

Shari Eckstrom said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Fridays. I look forward to seeing you and your posts again this week.
Blessings,
Shari

Blair Lonergan said...

Hi, Thao! We love guacamole and this looks amazing! Pinned! I'm a new follower -- so glad to have found you at Create It Thursday. :)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Shari! I look forward to being there!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you, Blair! That's awesome! I'm so glad to hear it.

Michelle Nahom said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful! I make guacamole a couple times a week, because my kids love it and it's such a good healthy snack...I would love to try your variation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning and sharing and stumbling! Hope to see you again tonight! Have a great day! :)

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thanks, Michelle! I hope you and your family will like it. Have a great Halloween weekend!

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