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Cajun Guacamole

Cajun Guacamole
Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Proudly flaunting its regional pride, this spicy guacamole features red peppers, cayenne, garlic and thyme.


Serving Size: 8

1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup small cherry tomatoes (cut in halves or quarters, if large)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. chopped, fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 of that amount of dried thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

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  1. Set aside a small amount of the diced red peppers for garnish.
  2. Coarsely mash (DO NOT PUREE) avocados; stir in lemon juice.
  3. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  4. Top with reserved tomatoes and serve.

Serving Suggestions:
Place in a bowl in the center of a serving plate and surround with celery stalks and cooked shrimp for dipping.

Beverage Pairings:
For a taste of traditional New Orleans, serve with Ramos Gin Fizz cocktails.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Guacamole is best made as close to serving as possible. For short-term storage, seal in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap directly against the surface of the guacamole.

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 160; Total Fat 13 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 300 mg; Potassium 532 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 7 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 2 g; Vitamin A 405 IU; Vitamin C 31 mg; Calcium 21 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 83 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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