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Blue Cheese Almond Guacamole Recipe

by Pam on April 15, 2013

winnerIt’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo and we are celebrating with a fiesta! Being a fan of easy recipes, I’m whipping up a batch on super simple enchiladas and wanted to add a dish of my favorite Mexican dip, guacamole. I had recently gotten my hands on a copy of Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez and a basket of avocados from The Amazing Avocado. I found so many variations on the typical recipe. We decided to try the Blue Cheese & Smoked Almond version and the results were well worth the ten minute prep time. I noticed the teens were sneaking bites before dinner with a bag of tortilla chips instead of waiting to add the guacamole to their plate. I’m sharing the recipe below.

Blue Cheese Almond Guacamole Recipe & Giveaway
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Recipe type: Appetizer/Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
 

An adaptation of a classic Mexican dish with blue cheese and smoked almonds.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • extra smoked almonds and blue cheese for garnish

Instructions
  1. Mash the onion, chile, salt and of the cilantro to a paste. Stir in the lime juice. Peel the avocado, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. Mash the avocado and add it to the onion mixture. Add the rest of the cilantro, the almonds and the blue cheese, toss well and mix with a fork. Season to taste with additional lime juice and salt. Garnish with almonds and blue cheese.

When people think of avocados, they usually think of the typical uses; ordinary guacamole or as an addition to salads.  I’ve found some “out of the box” ways to enjoy my avocados.  How about a veggie ALT? That’s Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato.  Just prepare the sandwich as usual and instead of bacon, substitute thinly sliced avocado.  Or go hog wild (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and add the bacon too.  Either way, it’s all good. Need more avo-inspiration? Check out the Amazing Avocado in Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

Do you have an out of the box avocado recipe? Do you prepare a special guacamole? Share it with us.

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Win a prize pack of a basket of avocados, an OXO avocado peeler, a t-shirt and a copy of Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez sponsored by The Amazing Avocado.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Regina April 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I personally don’t eat guacamole, but my kids love it..

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Sarah L April 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I like guacamole on omelets.
Thanks for the contest.

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Pam May 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Hi Sarah,

You have won the guacamole contest! Please send your address and phone number for shipping within the next three days to momsmutterings (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks!

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Carrie Phelps April 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I love guacamole on chimichangas or just by the spoonful!!

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Katie Roch April 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I don’t have a special guacamole recipe but I love adding extras, like fresh cilantro, to pre made guacamole

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Debra S April 16, 2013 at 7:38 am

I Love to put avacodo into my salads. I love to use it on turkey sandwiches- I smash it and smear it on as if it were butter.. lol, only I put it on a lot thicker! We love guac to dip into, to put into our tacos or fajitas.

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Carmella April 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

Love it sliced up with olive oil and black pepper

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Jill A. Collins April 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

We are all about the avacado here. We will mix it with mayo for sanwiches, put them on salads and make lots of salsa when the tomatoes come in! Never used bleu cheese, but I am definitely trying this recipe soon!

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Mary Beth Elderton April 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

We like to have guacamole–I like to spice it up–on sandwiches. We keep the bacon :D

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Josephine Greco April 16, 2013 at 9:31 am

great prize!!

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charj April 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

I love to make puddings, chocolate avocado pudding and lemon avocado pudding are my favorites.

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lorraine m April 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Avocado in the morning – quick pick me up – checked it out – it balances sugar levels.

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elven johnson April 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

We love avocado, cheese & tomato sandwiches.

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Anastasia K April 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Love my guacamole chunky with extra cumin.

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Jessica c April 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Love my guacamole with lots of garlic

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Stacy B April 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I bake mine in the oven, after breading them with Panko. They crisp up great and are creamy inside. We put those inside of soft taco’s with black beans and whatever we have on hand for tacos.

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Tracy L Davis April 16, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I like avocado frosting on red velvet cake

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ELIZABETH C. April 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

I love avocado on a turkey sandwich. I use it instead of mayonnaise. I add tomato and onion. Yum!!

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Vicki Wurgler April 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

I like to make chicken or turkey wraps with avocados

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Amanda Rauch April 18, 2013 at 1:43 am

I love to put guacamole on my sandwiches-so great tasting!!

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Sarah Hall April 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Guacamole is good in so many recipes. This is a great giveaway.

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Stacy April 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I am pretty traditional as far as making guacamole, but I like to use it on sandwiches (instead of other condiments), on my veggie burgers, and of course on any kind of taco or burrito or rice bowl that I make.

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Ttrockwood April 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Imake an awesome avocado/banana smoothie and love avocado smeared on thick toast with saltvand a squeeze of lime!
Awesome giveaway!!

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betty April 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

We love guacamole used like mayo on sandwiches or wraps.

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Angela Cash April 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I like to chargrill avocado halves & fill them with mango salsa. It is a great “dip” with corn chips.

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Ellie W April 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I don’t have a special recipe but I love avocados. I could live on them. Sometimes for dinner I will just have an avocado with salt on it. Yum!

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Melissa O. April 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I love avacado. I prepare guacamole the typical way but I have been seeing some sweet dishes call for avacado and I am dying to try some. There’s one with avacado milk sugar and vanilla that looks so good.

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Sara April 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

I love avacado and guacamole on salads and sandwiches

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Maryann D. April 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

I do like any kind of guacamole recipe. I also just put avocado in salads with dressing, sandwiches and more.

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elizabeth p April 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

We love blato, yummy bacon sandwiches with lettuce, avocado, tomato, and onion.

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Allie April 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

I make guacamole with corn in it

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drmrs April 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

My spouse makes all kind of dips and salads with guacamole. My claim to fame is that I try to plant the big round guacamole seed and pray that it grows. It is amazing after several weeks a long stem with a few leaves are produced. Not much luck after that period of time, perhaps I use too much kindness! drmrs 4/21/2013

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drmrs April 23, 2013 at 11:25 am

guacamole seed=avocado seed (Just wanted to see if you were awake!) drmrs 4/23/2013

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Kelly D April 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I like avocado sliced on top of a veggie burger, with ketchup and tomato on a bun.

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Carolyn G April 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I love adding avocados to my rice. My grandmother would do this for us when we were little and I still love it.

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April Ort April 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I like the bluecheese almond guacamole

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Jennifer I. April 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Corn Relish with Avocado looked good, but there are a lot of yummy recipes on the Amazing Avocado site.

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Lynne T. April 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I would like to try the Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole.

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Jaclyn Reynolds April 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I love it with quesadillas, great for dipping!

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Heather S April 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I like sliced avocado on my salad wtih grilled chicken and cheese.

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Audra Weathers April 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

My favorite way to eat avocados/guacamole is simply smashed up with lots of lime juice and garlic salt with chips.

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Wanda McHenry April 25, 2013 at 7:51 am

I love Rachel Ray’s Garlicy Guacamole, once I found that recipe it’s my go to everytime!

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Catherine April 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

I love avocados. I put them in or on all kinds of things. I never thought to put them into my mashed potatoes until I visited the website, so I’ll probably try that some day. There was also a Guasacaca recipe that looked good.

Thanks for the chance!

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Mercedes April 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

We slice avocado and a little lime on top of wheat tortillas. They’re really delicious!

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Allyson Bossie April 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I love using Avacado’s on my sandwiches, but also making a fresh guac for dipping is awesome!

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Susan Chester April 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

I love avocado in my green salads, also plain with a pinch of salt.

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Deb K April 28, 2013 at 12:44 am

Love my guacamole

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FRANK S April 28, 2013 at 12:57 am

I like avocado in salads

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Jane Squires April 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I love all the avocado recipes. I am going to have to get more avocadoes this year. I bought a lot of them in Arizona.
Please enter me in contest

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Allie April 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love guacamole

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Stacey April 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

guacamole as an appetizer at a party is the best!

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Gina B April 29, 2013 at 11:42 pm

It used to be my world famous (easy) guacamole: smashed avocado, lime juice, chopped vine ripe tomatoes & cilantro, but I just made an awesome, healthy sandwich: nitrate free smoked turkey, avocado slices, red onion, smattering of mustard, drizzle balsamic vinegar mix with juice from an orange, serve on toasted spelt! Delish

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Christine April 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

avocado on a turkey sandwich

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karli prime May 1, 2013 at 2:46 am

I love avocados in my salads.

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Michael May 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

Love Love Love guacamole with eggs!

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JR Frugalmom May 1, 2013 at 7:20 am

I’d like to try the Jalapeno Turkey Burger recipe – I love using avocados in recipes.

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Katie M May 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Blue Cheese and Bacon Guacamole. It’s so delicious. I use a simple guacamole base, and just add a little blue cheese and put crispy bacon crumbles on top!

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Yona May 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I love a spicy guacamole with pico de gallo!

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ky2here May 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I like that recipe but I’d miss the garlic. I load my guacamole with tons of garlic. Great recipe.

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Jesselyn Andersyn May 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I LOVE Avocados and I eat them all the time. A number of years ago, we spent several weeks in Sweden visiting relative. One ubiquitous treat (it almost seemed like the National dish!) is a simple salad/appetizer that is basically an avocado halves and filled with fresh cooked cold shrimp and some kind of very light cream & mayo type dressing.) This dish is served EVERYWHERE – with tiny variations (like the size of the shrimp) And I think I enjoyed it almost everyday in every town/restaurant we visited!

Back at home – I still make that heavenly dish for special occasions – but one of my most favorite lunches is simply this:

Peel and dice a ripe avocado into a salad bowl or plate. Generously squeeze (to taste) fresh lemon juice all over it and season wit taste with salt and pepper (preferably freshly ground) and top with a nice mound of your favorite brand of cottage cheese and ENJOY. I enjoy this simple, healthy dish several times week.

And finally, I really can’t imagine any turkey or chicken sandwich without avocado and tomato slices it – nor any taco, taco salad, tostada or quesadilla without some avocado for garnish!

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Pat May 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I love making a chicken, lime, avocado and cilantro mixed up in a tortilla!

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Kyl Neusch May 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

spicy Guacamole

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Deb C May 2, 2013 at 1:23 am

I like cold avocado and cucumber soup.

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Elle May 2, 2013 at 3:54 am

Seared lamb and guacamole

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diane Baum May 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

I love quac on everything-my sandwiches, salad, eggs

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Amanda Rauch May 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

I could put avocado on anything!! I really like to add it to my sandwiches instead of mayo.

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Debra Hall May 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Avocado and Cranberry Mustard Turkey Wrap

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Cori Westphal May 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I love adding sliced avocados to my BLT! It adds just a bit of good healthy fat and texture that I love!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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Alice May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I get the packaged guacamole mixes at Safeway and just grab a few avocados and mix them together, since I don’t know how to make it from scratch..

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1955nurse May 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I love a Spicy avocado seafood salad…. make a seafood salad in much the same way you make chicken salad but use shrimp/crab etc instead. Ad chopped green chiles & tabasco to taste, serve in Avocado halves that have been peeled & sprinkled w/juice of lemon or lime. YUM!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance…..

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Samii Meyer May 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I love to make avocado and chicken sandwiches for lunch!!

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Dawn Monroe May 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

I really dont cook with avacodas, maybe having these recipes and other related items will make me an avocado lover and believer!

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Stephanie Larison May 3, 2013 at 12:22 am

ALT sandwich, they are sooo good!

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susan smoaks May 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

i like spicy guacamole and i love to put sliced avocado on my sandwiches instead of mayo!

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Shannon May 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

homemade guacamole is my favorite but I like avocados in general

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Robert Pyszk May 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I love the Avocado and Ham Sandwiches recipe

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Sand May 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

The recipe for Jalapeno Turkey Burger sounds good.

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danica May 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

i love the old fashioned tex mex guacamole

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Vikki Billings May 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I would like to try the Portabella Burgers with Avocado Spread

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Lynde F. May 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I want to make the Fresh Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa-two of my favorite foods!

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Sarah L May 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I like sliced avocados in my omelets.
Thanks for the contest.

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Chris Noe May 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Burgers with avocado slices would be big hit.

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carla g May 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

avacodo drizzled with salt and olive oil

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