Serendipity. Did anyone ever really know what that meant until Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack starred in the movie? Well, I didn’t, but I was also in high school. So maybe I should have known what it meant…? This guacamole recipe comes to you courtesy of my good friend, Kimmy JJ. Just before I tried her guacamole, she informed me that she made it with sun-dried tomatoes. I love sun-dried tomatoes, but in guacamole?? No, thank you. Or so I thought. As I scarfed down this lovely concoction, she told me the story of how this recipe came to be. It was short and sweet. She was making guacamole and went to add tomatoes, and realized she didn’t have any. But she did have sun-dried tomatoes, so she thought, what the heck, and threw them in there. At least, that’s how I remember the story.
I know it sounds unusual, but it is so good! The sweetness from the sun-dried tomatoes paired with the spiciness from the jalapenos is out of this world. Using the sun-dried tomatoes that are oil packed really allows the sweetness of the tomatoes to seep into the rest of the dip making it taste even more rich and creamy. I’m not sure about the rest of the ingredients Kim uses – I just made guac how I usually do, but with the exception of the tomatoes. Take a risk and try this out next time you’re making guacamole!
Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole
Source: Kimmy JJ
Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
3 avocados, halved, pitted and chopped
1/2 onion (I used white, but red is suggested)
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine avocado, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, garlic and cumin. Add lime juice and mash with the back of a fork to desired consistency. Add sun-dried tomatoes and salt to taste.