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chunky guacamole with cumin (guacamole con cumino)

★★★★★ 9
a recipe by
Juliann Esquivel
Florida City, FL

This guacamole has a subtle tartness, balanced heat, and a creamy and chunky texture. Served with crispy tortilla chips it's a winner. One of my many guacamole recipes to share with all the JAP members. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This guacamole recipe is bursting with so much flavor. Toasting cumin seeds and then grinding them adds a lovely smoky flavor to the guacamole. Lemon juice adds a bit of tang and cilantro provides the fresh flavor you expect in guac. We loved the chunks of avocado in every bite. It is simply delicious! Bring this to your next fiesta and it will be a hit.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 9
serves a bunch
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chunky guacamole with cumin (guacamole con cumino)

  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 5 lg
    Hass avocados, halved and pitted
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 sm
    sweet Vidalia or sweet onion, minced
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno with a few seeds, minced
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lg
    clove fresh garlic, minced fine

How To Make chunky guacamole with cumin (guacamole con cumino)

  • Toasting cumin seeds.
    In a small skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderately high heat, shaking the skillet until fragrant.
  • Grinding the toasted seeds.
    Then finely grind with a mortar and pestle or in a clean spice grinder (making sure there is no leftover spice residue in the grinder from previous use).
  • Mashing half the avocados.
    Scoop half of the avocados into a large bowl and coarsely mash them with a fork.
  • Lemon juice, cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and ground cumin added to avocado.
    Stir in lemon juice, cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and ground cumin.
  • Pit added to guacamole to prevent browning.
    Scoop small chunks of the remaining avocados into the same bowl; stir lightly with a spoon. Season the guacamole with salt and serve at room temperature or lightly chilled. If you are going to serve more then two hours later push one or two avocado pits into the mixture, cover, and refrigerate. The pits will keep your guacamole nice and green until serving time. When ready to serve remove pits and discard.
  • Chunky Guacamole With Cumin on a tortilla chip.
    Serve with your favorite tortilla or taco chips. Enjoy!