We are so excited to start bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite places. In a recent Instagram poll, many of you said you'd like to see more about food, so we are starting with our Tulum-inspired extra chunky guacamole.
This crowd favorite would be perfect for the 4th of July and is also healthy and easy to make. When we were in Tulum, we ate guacamole multiple times a day and loved trying all of the different variations. My favorite version utilizes ingredients that we regularly keep on hand and ones from our garden so I can whip it up quickly when I need a healthy snack.
To keep it even healthier, swap the chips with your favorite veggies or serve with both. I love to use plantain chips as well. For some extra color and flavor, many places in Tulum added pomegranate seeds, so you could also experiment with adding those.
Tulum-Inspired Extra Chunky Guacamole
Preparation time: 10 minutes
2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion
Half a pint of cherry tomatoes or any variety from your garden
Salt to taste
Optional: For some heat, add a cayenne pepper or jalapenos. We added spicy red peppers from our garden.
1. Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Then, use a knife to slice chunks and drop into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Dice the onion, quarter the tomatoes and add to your bowl.
3. If you like the extra heat, slice/dice your pepper of choice and add to the mix.
4. Add the juice of one lime and salt to taste. I typically start with a little bit of salt and then add more later if I need to.
5. Using two forks, combine all of the ingredients to your desired texture. We like to leave it extra chunky to have flavor variations with each bite.
6. Serve with chips, veggies, or use as a topping for burgers or salads.
You can read more about our trip to Tulum on a recent blog post.