Irish Guacamole

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A creamy dip made with guacamole and potatoes. Patrick's Day!MORE+LESS-

Updated May 10, 2017


large potato, cubed and boiled


tablespoons unsalted butter

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    Peel potato and cube into 1/2 inch cubes.

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    Boil potato in salted water for 12-15 minutes until the cubes are very tender. Drain potatoes and mash together with sour cream and butter.

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    Slice avocados in half and remove the seeds. Scoop out the flesh and add it to the mashed potato. Mash everything together until it's nice and smooth.

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    Stir in diced jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper.

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    Optionally, stir in some salsa for extra flavor. Serve with tortilla chips.

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More About This Recipe

  • Irish food isn’t known for being inventive. I’m not saying it isn’t delicious, but most Irish pubs I’ve ever been to have basically the same food.But that doesn’t mean we have to stop there. Sometimes it can be easy to take a traditional dish, add a few quick ingredients, and end up with something very unique. Like my Irish Guacamole! I make this all the time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a really fun dip with basic ingredients and takes just minutes to make.As you might guess, the core ingredients for this dip are potatoes and avocados. Pretty basic!The key ingredient to this dip is actually not the potatoes or the avocados. The key ingredient is lime juice! The acid from the lime juice brings all the flavors to life, so don’t leave it out.Mix everything together and season it with salt and pepper and your dip is done! Of course, you’ll want to serve this dip with lots of tortilla chips!This dip is good as-is, but if you want it spicier, you can also add some salsa to it and stir it in. It’ll change the color a little bit, but bring some more flavor to the party also.Put this on your St. Patrick’s Day appetizer list and feed your friends a great, green dip!

Recipe Summary

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeño with seeds, sliced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Brush each tortilla with about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cut the tortillas into large wedges. Bake directly on the oven rack until slightly brown and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the tortillas, as they can start to burn pretty easily. Transfer to a rack.

Place avocados, tomato, red onion, scallion, cilantro and jalapeño in a molcajete. Add the lime juice and the ¼ cup of olive oil and season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using). Mash everything together until you reach the desired consistency (we like to keep some larger chunks of avocado, and blend the rest until it's mostly smooth). Serve with the chips.

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26 Guacamole Recipes That Make the Classic Dip Even More Delicious (If You Can Believe It)

There are so many reasons to love guacamole. The Mexican dish (which literally means &ldquoavocado sauce&rdquo in the Nahuatl dialect) is creamy, refreshing, spicy, and just about perfect atop nearly any food. The most basic guacamole recipe involves some combination of mashed avocado, chopped onion, lime or lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. But longtime guac fans know there&rsquos nothing wrong with a little extra seasoning&mdashin fact, adding fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, spices, and herbs only makes us love the versatile dip even more. Check out 26 of our favorite game-changing guacamole recipes below.

1. Super Simple Guacamole

It&rsquos important to walk before you can run. This basic guacamole is a good place to start. With avocados, lime, red onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and salt, it&rsquos a perfect recipe for guac beginners (or purists).

2. Kale Guacamole

Get your daily dose of greens with this healthier guac recipe. Shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, and jalapeño pepper give the brightly colored dip a ton of flavor and spice.

3. Black Bean and Corn Guacamole

This recipe combines all the best parts of a burrito bowl: black beans, corn, and, of course, avocado. Cilantro, lime, and jalapeño pack in extra flavor for even more spice, sprinkle on some red pepper flakes.

4. Grilled Guacamole With Parmesan and Basil

Sticking avocado halves on the grill for a few minutes intensifies the flavor and adds char-y goodness to your guac. This unconventional recipe also features fresh basil, lemon, and Parmesan cheese.

5. Roasted Tomato Guacamole

This is a flavor combo we didn&rsquot know we needed. Roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado, and red onion combine with olive oil, basil, and garlic in this fresh, Italian-style dip.

6. Tropical Fruit Guacamole

Can&rsquot swing a beach vacation this winter? Make this sunny dip and pretend you&rsquore in the tropics instead. Chopped pineapple and mango combine with jalapeño peppers to make this sweet-and-spicy guac an instant go-to.

7. Creamy Guacamole Hummus

Why choose between dips when you can combine two into one awesome dish? First, blend avocado, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and cumin. When that&rsquos all blended, add the chickpeas and mix until smooth. Hummus and guacamole cravings solved.

8. Spicy Apple Guacamole

Fruit-filled guacamole is delish, and apple guac is no exception. Green apples add a tart crunch to the otherwise classic dip (it also calls for red onion, cilantro, and lime juice), and a jalapeño spices things up a bit.

9. Charred Jalapeño and Peach Guacamole

Chop red onion, peaches, a jalapeño, and cilantro roughly to achieve this recipe&rsquos sweet and spicy taste and ultra-chunky texture.

10. Pomegranate Guacamole

Paleo friendly and Whole30 compliant, this guacamole recipe is a festive way to stick to your healthy-eating goals. Plus, it&rsquos super easy to make, with just six ingredients: avocado, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, lime, salt, and pepper.

11. Greek Guacamole

Give your guac a Mediterranean-inspired twist with fresh veggies and herbs. Mix avocado with sun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and kalamata olives, plus a sprinkle of oregano and parsley.

12. Paleo Guacamole

Stay on track with this crispy Paleo guacamole recipe. Chop up radishes and onions squeeze the juice out of a small lime and then mix with three ripe avocados, garlic powder, and pink Himalayan sea salt.

13. Grilled Guacamole

We&rsquove talked about the pros of grilled avocados before, but this recipe takes it to the next level. Slap avocado halves, onion slices, jalapeño, limes, and chunks of tomato on the grill for a flavor-packed guacamole option.

14. Bacon-Cojita Guacamole

Bacon and cheese make anything taste better, right? This decadent guacamole features crumbled bacon and chunks of cojita cheese. Add a generous amount of cilantro, chili pepper, and lime juice to prevent the rich dip from feeling too heavy.

15. Mint and Pea Guacamole

Peas sound like an odd thing to put in guacamole, but they add a thicker texture and slight sweetness to the dip. Cook 1/4 cup fresh peas (about 15 pea pods), then mash with avocado. Add in coriander seeds and fresh mint for a unique flavor that upgrades guac from game-day snack to dinner party-approved side.

16. Roasted Chili Mango Guacamole

Spice up avocados&rsquo creamy texture with chunks of sweet mango and spicy chili, and keep it fresh by using lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Partygoers will love this colorful and flavor-jammed guacamole recipe.

17. Strawberry Peach Guacamole

This fruity (as in, five of the six ingredients are fruit) take on guac is definitely more sweet than spicy. Just mash avocados, and add chopped strawberries, peaches, tomato, basil, and a squeeze of lemon. That&rsquos all, folks!

18. Guacamame

This hybrid appetizer combines edamame, Greek yogurt, and tomato with classic guacamole ingredients. Pro tip: You&rsquoll need a food processor (or some really strong arms) to grind up the edamame beans.

19. Spicy Cheddar Cheese Guacamole

Feed the troops with this unconventional and filling spicy guacamole recipe. It combines cheddar cheese, black beans, tomato, and green onions. Only downside? It&rsquoll be gone before you know it.

20. Creamy Greek Yogurt Guacamole

Add some lean protein to snack time by mixing 1/4 cup Greek yogurt into your guacamole. Serve with carrot sticks, celery, or whole-wheat crackers for an extra-healthy mini-meal.

21. Roasted Poblano Guacamole

Get your roast on with this crunchy guacamole recipe. Poblano peppers go in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 475 degrees, and sweet corn gets charred in a skillet for 5-10 minutes. Once cooled, mix the two with avocado, cilantro, white onion, and lime juice.

22. Bacon Feta Guacamole

Another heartier recipe is topped with crispy crumbled bacon and creamy, tangy feta cheese. Did someone say football season?

23. Fajita Guacamole

Deconstructed fajitas? Sign us up. This genius recipe uses onions, red and green peppers, lime, and queso fresco to make a Mexican fiesta in your mouth.

24. Crab Guacamole

Add protein to your dip by substituting some of the avocado for fresh crabmeat. It&rsquos a filling and surprising addition, and way easier than making crab cakes. Serve with sesame crackers or crispy bread.

25. Banana Cashew Guacamole

Bananas in guacamole? Yep, it&rsquos a thing, and we love it. Mix a banana with avocados, chopped cashews, and the juice of half a lime. Sprinkle on some garlic salt and cumin, and you&rsquove got an extra-creamy guac with a dose of protein.

26. Magic Green Sauce

While it&rsquos not exactly guacamole, we couldn&rsquot leave this inventive twist on the classic avocado dip out in the cold. It can be added to salads, chicken, crackers, or veggies, and is made with pistachios, avocado, jalapeño, lime, and garlic.

A simple yet delicious combination of avocado and tomatillo for a slight twist on a beloved classic.

"I added a little bit of balsamic vinegar to the quinoa and then mixed it in with the guacamole, and the combination turned into this texture-rich, super flavorful, smooth paste that was so delicious I didn't want it to end. I thought, man, this would be great in a wrap!"

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