YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Lia Huber’s Guacamole

 

I have to guess that if my counter is covered with large, ripe avocados, then yours is too.  Here’s something that you can do with them.  I’ve always been a big fan of putting hard boiled egg in guacamole, but the jicama is a beautiful addition that gives unexpectedly satisfying crunch
to this particular guacamole.  Don’t skimp on the lime juice!

2 large, ripe avocados
1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and coarsely mashed
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
1/4 cup jicama, peeled and cut into a 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup lime juice, divided
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh hot chiles
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chop up the hard boiled egg on a cutting board until the pieces are on the small side but not tiny.  Then scrape the flesh from the avocados into a bowl, add in the egg, and mash “roughly” [Lia’s word] with a fork until more-or-less mixed. Add in the onion, jicama, 2 tablespoons lime juice, oregano, chiles, salt and pepper to taste.  If you’re me, just add in the rest of the lime juice now. Otherwise, add the remainder a teaspoon at a time until you’re happy with the taste. Serve in a beautiful bowl (preferably in the cream, yellow, orange, or red spectrum), or maybe on a small platter lined with bib lettuce.

Take care to blend the ingredients only until just barely mixed, but not so much so that the avocado becomes a smooth paste. You want to see chunks of the avocados along with the jicama, onion and egg. 

And here, from Lia, is a direct link to the recipe: 

http://nourishnetwork.com/2010/02/05/guatemalan-guacamole/ 

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