July 31, 2016

Fiesta Guacamole

Grab the chips and get your taste buds ready for a fiesta! ;) Guacamole is one of the most basic recipes out there - all it really takes is avocado and salt. But it's fun to jazz it up sometimes too! Black beans are an awesome addition for extra "oomph" and you can play around with other ingredients and spices. (In addition to the ones here, you can also try sweet corn, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno or cayenne for some heat.) For this version, I also opted for one of my personal favorite spices (cumin!) for a punch of flavor. I'd love to hear what variations you come up with!
Note: the avocado pit in the photo is purely for food styling :)

Vegan, gluten-free
Serves about 6 as a side

3 ripe avocados
15 oz. can black beans
8 oz. grape tomatoes
1/3 cup red onion
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
Juice from 1 lime, or more to taste
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt, or more to taste
Optional: jalapeno, garlic, corn, bell pepper, cayenne

Finely dice onion, quarter tomatoes, and chop cilantro (stems removed).
Rinse and drain black beans.
Peel the avocados and remove pits. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork or masher, leaving some chunks.
Stir in all other ingredients.
Best if refrigerated or set out at room temp for an hour before serving.
Taste and adjust any seasonings or ingredients to your preference!

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Don't stop the fiesta! :)


  1. Cumin is my go to for absolutely anything! I never thought of adding black beans to guac, but now I know what I am whipping up when I get home tonight ;)

    1. Hey Justina! YAY - hope you loved it!! Cumin is magical, isn't it? :D

  2. Did you know that the avocado pit actually helps the avocado from turning brown?! I always stick my pit in the center of my guacamole bowls :)

    Also - I just wrote a blog post inspired by one of your recipes! Please check it out, thanks!

    1. Hi Nichole! Glad you enjoyed the salad - your photos look great! :) Thanks for sharing the link. Have a great weekend!