Happy National Guacamole Day everyone! Did you know there’s a National holiday for seriously almost everything? Like really. National Felt Hat Day also is today. So is National Play-Doh Day and National Cinnamon Roll Day (now that I can get behind!) I’m not sure how it happened but we got to talking about all of the national days at work a few months ago and what stemmed from that conversation is that I ended up making a “National Day Calendar” for my coworkers so we would never have to miss a National Pantyhose Day again! (Seriously, what a bummer it was to miss that one!)
While I do find these days kind of silly, they are also kind of fun. The ones I tend to end up celebrating obviously involve food. So when, National Guacamole Day rolled around, there was no chance I was missing it! Since we’re on the verge of summer and fall I am seriously craving some fall recipes but also don’t want to go full blown pumpkin on you just yet. Apple, however, seemed like a safe bet! So I introduce to you the apple guacamole!
I got a few scrunched up faces when I was telling some people about my apple guacamole idea. But really, you shouldn’t be nervous because you’ll be surprised how good this guacamole is! You’ve heard of guacamole filled with fruits, such as mango, pineapple and pomegranate. You’ve heard of guacamole filled with crunchy, fresh jicama. The apple is basically a mix of those two ideas. It’s slightly sweet and a little tart like the fruits so often used in guacamole, and crunchy and refreshing just like jicama. Makes sense right? Do we feel better about apple guacamole now? Good. Because you should be making this all season long for get togethers and parties! People will be so surprised you put apple in your guacamole you’ll be the star of the show! See, I do these crazy things for you people! 😉
- 3 ripe avocados, pitted and flesh removed
- ½ large green apple, diced (about ¾ cup)
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ jalapeño, small dice
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ¼ cup red onion, small dice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- In a bowl, mash the avocados with the back of a fork.
- Stir in the apple, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, red onion and salt.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.