This twist on the Mexican staple encompasses everything that an appetizer should be – easy, healthy and delicious. Really, what more could you ask for?

We took this over to a friends house (Thanks Taster for making, food styling and photographing!) and it was a very fun change from the typical guac and tortilla chips. We served it alongside some whole-grain bread that was toasted, carrots and radishes. The only downside? Guac just never tastes as good the day after – all the more reason to eat it up right away!

Guacamole with Basil & Shallots adapted from Bon Appétit

  • 4 medium sized avocados, taken from skin and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • salt & pepper

Lightly mash the avocado, stir in shallots and basil. Season with salt to taste. Serve with toasted whole-grain bread and crudités.

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  1. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    You are killing me here with all these delicious avocado recipes. I bought the ingredients yesterday for the avocado and lime coleslaw to make this weekend. I can’t wait!

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  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    You are killing me here with all these delicious avocado recipes. I bought the ingredients yesterday for the avocado and lime coleslaw to make this weekend. I can’t wait!

    Reply

  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Oooooh, what an interesting combo!! I would’ve never thought of it!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Oooooh, what an interesting combo!! I would’ve never thought of it!

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    You’ve gone and done it again. You’ve taken a dish I love and done a twist on it. I would NEVER have thought basil and avocado for some reason. I love it!

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  6. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    You’ve gone and done it again. You’ve taken a dish I love and done a twist on it. I would NEVER have thought basil and avocado for some reason. I love it!

    Reply

  7. actorsdiet
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    you’re right – guac is always better “fresh” – like when they make it at the table in front of you!!!

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  8. actorsdiet
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    you’re right – guac is always better “fresh” – like when they make it at the table in front of you!!!

    Reply

  9. Jessie
    May 01, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    I never would have thought of putting basil and shallots in guacamole – that’s very clever! Of course, I’ve never had old guacamole because I always eat it up the first day ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Jessie
    May 01, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    I never would have thought of putting basil and shallots in guacamole – that’s very clever! Of course, I’ve never had old guacamole because I always eat it up the first day ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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