Guacamole with Honey & Cumin

When it is warm outside, the foods that come to my mind are barbecued foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, slaws and salads, fresh fruits and of course lots of yummy dips.  Everyone loves a good dip whether it is buffalo chicken, French onion, taco, spinach, or my personal favorite, homemade guacamole.  After researching recipes and making and eating several variations of this classic Mexican dish, I finally developed the perfect recipe.  This recipe is creamy, refreshing, savory and sweet, all in one!  The secret ingredients, honey and Cumin Seeds take this guac to a whole new level. Shout out to my Lebanese Best Friend, Chris for showing me how versatile cumin can be!   I serve this guacamole with the traditional tortilla chips, with quesadillas, or on top of a beef or turkey burger. 

Tip- Leave the avocado pit in the center of the guacamole until you serve it. This will delay the browning process.

(Makes 1 medium size bowl)

Ingredients-

  1. 2 Avocados (make sure they are ripe)
  2. 1 small lime
  3. 3  Tablespoons Red Onion (finely chopped)
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  5. Dash of Black Pepper
  6.  ¼ Cup Tomato (diced small)
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Cilantro or Parsley (minced)
  8. 1 Teaspoon of Honey
  9. 1/4 Teaspoon Toasted Cumin Seeds (you may like more so taste and add accordingly)
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon-1 Teaspoon of finely chopped Jalapeno Peppers (pickled or fresh...I used pickled)

Steps-

  1. First, cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. 
  2. Mash up the avocados until they are a nice and creamy/slightly chunky texture.
  3.  Next, squeeze the juice of the lime on top of the avocado, and stir it up right away to prevent it from turning brown. 
  4. Stir in the onion, salt, pepper, tomato, cilantro and honey until it is all evenly distributed.  
  5. Serve in a nice bowl next to some chips and salsa, put it on top of your burger, dip your quesadillas in it, or just eat it with a spoon! ENJOY!!!