Guacamole – with toasted cumin and garlic

Guacamole with Toasted CuminA post about Guacamole should have been up and posted and I should have been in bed by now, especially since this is such a basic recipe. However, I fussed and played around, almost reaching countdown to bed time.

All things considered, it is a good thing that the simple and essential guacamole is such a wonderful and satisfying creature. My daughter loves it, and we have to have it at least once on most weekends. It probably hails back to the fact, when she was little we used to mash avocados for her. It is a perfect food for a baby really, smooth and comforting with all kinds of things that are guaranteed to promote the little ones brain development.

Now, I guess, we are all hooked on to this rich and comforting fruit that is mother nature’s comfort food.  Now, with a guacamole, it is really a perfect celebration of this delicate fruit. It does not need much more than soft and ripe avocados, but it is essential that your avocados are ripe or you will not have the lovely soft texture that makes a good guacamole.



It helps to add a touch of crunch to the basic guacamole recipe, I have done it here before with grated carrots. The other day, I had tried a variation with chopped bacon bits. Now, I do not like bacon per say, I tend to find it very salty, but liked the crunch that the bits had added to the mellow and delicate spread. Today, I was playing around with ingredients and added some toasted cumin and garlic. When a difference a little crunch and flavor makes.

Guamamole with Toasted Cumin


I am pretty sure, this shall be back on my table next Sunday, just because, well my daughter loves guacamole and this version has also caught her fancy. However, if you are looking for something with just a hint of crunch and nice dose of flavor you should give this version a try. I am so hoping that the Monday weather forecast lasts through the week. I so need to continue my walking and actually need an incentive to also head out swimming in the evening.

A girl can hope, right? Well, here is my recipe, at least I can control posting that!

Guacamole – with toasted cumin and garlic

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A classic guacamole recipe with a little crunch from cumin and toasted garlic.


  • 2 Haas avocados (peeled and seeded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1 medium sized ripe tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced


  1. Place the avocado in a mixing bowl and mash the flesh.
  2. Add in the salt and squeeze in the lime juice, you would want about 2 tablespoons of lime juice, so if your lime is very juicy you may not want the entire lime.
  3. Mix in the tomato, salt, onion and the diced jalapeno and mix well.
  4. Stir in the cilantro.
  5. Heat the oil and add in the cumin and the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until the cumin is all toasty and the garlic is fragrant and a pale toffee color.
  6. Add in the mixture to the guacamole mixture and let the mixture rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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