Yes, you read that correctly. When my favorite local Mexican restaurant changed their guacamole I practically begged them for the recipe because it was unlike anything else I had ever had. The base of this guacamole is a celery, garlic and red onion purée and let me tell you, it’s what guacamole dreams are made of. At first I thought the recipe was a little too simple and made the mistake of trying to spice things up to something I thought was a little more traditional. Salt and pepper is all this guacamole needs.
- 2 celery stalks, cleaned and trimmed
- 1 teaspoon roughly chopped garlic
- 1tablespoon roughly chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon water
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 ripe avocados, pitted
- 1/4 cup lime juice, plus more for taste
- 3 teaspoons minced ined serrano chile
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
In a food processor, combine celery, garlic, red onion, water and salt. Set aside 1/4 cup of the purée, reserving the rest for another use.
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and put the flesh into a bowl. Add the celery purée, Chile, lime juice, and salt. With a fork, mash the avocados with the rest of the ingredients until combined and you reach the desired consistency.
Taste and add more salt and lime juice as needed, add a dash of freshly grounded pepper. Serve immediately.