Summer Grape Guacamole – Your crowd will be so surprised at the bright, fruity addition to traditional guacamole. BBQs and pool parties for the win!
Working on a project for one of my food styling clients, I ended up with an excess of summer grapes. Beautiful red, green and black ones that were sweet as ever. I wanted to share a new, fun recipe on my first Facebook Live video (see below!) and I thought about my favorite summer snack, guacamole. And honestly, who am I kidding, I love and eat guacamole all year! And why not use my excess of grapes. Done and done.
I've mixed sweet red grapefruit into guacamole, and topped it with pomegranate arils (see my Spicy Grapefruit Guacamole recipe). It's delicious, so I thought a play on this would be great! The fruity bursts are a nice combo with the typical guacamole flavors.
In my video you'll see I rarely measure ingredients for guac, but I've given you a great recipe below if you like more precise measures. I also really like all the tasty ingredients like peppers, lime, cilantro and onions. And a must-have tool when making my guacamole...a pastry blender. Yes, a blender like this, that fits right in your hand and smashed those avocados perfectly. It's $6. Get one if you don't have one. You'll love it! Of course you could use a potato masher as an alternative.
I used Anaheim peppers for this summer grape guacamole. They are typically quite mild (although when you cut into one, taste it to check for spiciness; you wouldn't want to add a hot one to your bowl!) I've also added jalapenos, roasted poblanos or even bell peppers in a pinch.
As I mentioned in my recipe, for a healthy alternative to chips use endive leaves for scoops! I was still able to get massive amounts of guacamole in my mouth using these veggies, so I highly recommend it.
Summer Grape Guacamole
- 4 ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ cup Anaheim pepper, diced or 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno
- ¾ cup scallions, finely chopped white and green parts
- ¾ cup diced grapes
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- chips for serving
- Dice the avocado and combine it with the lime juice and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or potato masher to mash and mix it all together to desired chunkiness.
- Stir in the diced pepper, scallions, grapes and cilantro and taste for balance. Add more salt or lime juice if desired. Serve with chips.
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