guacamole is, hands-down, one of my favorite dishes. while it is perfectly satisfying (+ addictive) simply accompanied by tortilla chips, i also love it when it’s paired with fresh grilled chicken or fish. while standard guacamole is undoubtedly delicious, i’m always on the lookout for a guacamole recipe that has interesting, unexpected flavors or textures.
when i saw the recipe for this pineapple + cucumber guacamole, i was intrigued. fruit in guacamole? i had never tried anything like it, but the flavor combinations were definitely interesting + had the potential to be amazing. let me tell you, this guacamole far exceeded my expectations. the pineapple adds a wonderful, bright acidity that cuts through the richness of the avocado, while the cucumber adds a fresh texture + flavor. this is intended to be chunkier than your average guacamole, but if you prefer a smoother texture, a few pulses in a food processor or even a couple strong mashes with a potato masher will give you a more uniform texture, while still preserving the wonderful flavors.
for the full recipe + a review of the cookbook it came from, truly mexican: essential recipes and techniques for authentic mexican cooking, hop over to cooks + books + recipes, where i’m guest posting today! + definitely give this guacamole a try – i promise, you will not be disappointed!