This Strawberry Jalapeno Guacamole is sweet and spicy, perfect for scooping up with salty tortilla chips. Try this recipe for Cinco de Mayo and then make it all summer with fresh, ripe strawberries!
Our local strawberry stands. I can’t stop. Or, I guess the problem is that I do stop. Every time I drive by. Which is almost every day since we’ve got 3 of them within a mile of our house. I suppose there are worse problems than having an over abundance of perfect, ripe, deliciously fragrant fresh strawberries. Seriously, as soon as I plop the baskets of beautiful jewels in my passenger seat and close the doors, the scent is just intoxicating.
The thing about local, fresh fruit is that it often comes with free bugs and spiders, and a little extra dirt and dust. So I try not to gobble the berries down before I get home and wash them, but… IT’S SO HARD not to.
Anywho, since I’ve had so many strawberries lately I’ve been trying to think of fun new ways to use them. Since Cinco de Mayo is coming up, I thought about a strawberry salsa. But I then I found the most beautiful, perfectly ripe avocados and since that doesn’t happen all that often, I had to take advantage of them. So instead of salsa, I went the guacamole route.
Who doesn’t love guacamole? Crazy people, maybe. I don’t really want to know those people.
This version of guac is sweet and spicy with fresh juicy berries and a little jalapeno. It’s pretty simple– just a bit of cilantro, lime juice and salt for seasoning– but that’s how perfect produce should be! We’ve got a long summer of strawberries ahead of us, so I’ll definitely be making this again.
- 2 large, ripe avocados
- 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
- 10 large strawberries, finely diced
- Juice of 1 small lime
- 1 tsp finely chopped cilantro
- Salt, to taste
- Tortilla chips, for serving
- Remove skins and pits from avocados and mash them with a fork in a small bowl.
- Add jalapeno, strawberries, lime juice and cilantro and stir to combine.
- Season to taste with salt.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips!