Thursday, July 14, 2016

Grilled Pineapple Guacamole #GuacSquad12

I am so excited that it is my turn to share my guacamole recipe for #GuacSquad12 with you!

I was happy to be invited by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla and Casabella to try out their new product, the Guac-Lock.  The dozen bloggers listed below have come together to share fourteen different guacamole recipes during the month of July to show off different guacamole recipes, the products from Casabella and other sponsors.  

Joining Casabella is Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices who sent bloggers a wonderful collection stir in pastes and their lightly dried herbs, and Melissa's Produce who sent bloggers beautiful and ripe avocados- guac ready! 

Here's are the GuacSquad Bloggers...
listed alphabetically by blog name


The Guac-Lock is a pretty neat kitchen gadget. I love guacamole, but hate when it gets brown. It can be a pain because it needs to be made fresh and not ahead of time and that means more last minute rushing if you are preparing it as an appetizer to share with friends. The Guac-Lock is a storage container that is designed to push the air out of the guacamole storage area to prolong fresh flavors and prevent browning. The container is really easy to use and it really keeps the guacamole fresh and delicious! The guacamole pictured below was made two days prior to me taking a photo for the recipe!  Granted it is not a bright vibrant green, but it was not brown at all and the flavors were delicious and not muddled. I am so happy to have this product and love that I can use it to easily transport guacamole to a friends house without worrying about how to cover it to prevent browning. I also like that the seasoning get a bit longer to meld before serving as well!

I opted to make a guacamole with fresh grilled pineapple. I originally was going to add grilled jalapeno, but my little guy wanted to help (and eat) and the jalapeno was a little spicy for him and I modified my original recipe. I love the flavor of grilled pineapple in my guacamole because it gives a delicious smokey sweet flavor and paired with fresh tomato and onion creates a delicious and addicting appetizer. 

A perfect appetizer for sitting on the patio with friends with a cold margarita in hand!

Casabella was kind enough to allow us to giveaway 12 Guac-Locks to our readers and Gourmet Garden is offering a collection stir in pastes and their lightly dried herbs. Thanks for visiting and please visit my announcement post for contest details and to enter for a chance to win! 




Ingredients

4 avocados, peeled
2 (1 inch) thick fresh pineapple slices 
1/4 cup diced tomato
1 1/2 Tbl finely diced onion
Juice of 1/2 a lime
3 Tbl Gourmet Garden Lighty Dried Cilantro (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro)
1/2 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic Stir-In Paste (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
1/4 tsp chili powder 
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt, to taste


Instructions

Heat grill to medium and grill pineapple till it is charred. How much char you like will depend on your preferences and you will need to adjust grill time to your taste. 

Remove from grill and cool. Chop and set aside. 

In a medium bowl mash the avocado with a fork or the bottom of a glass (this gets it nice and smooth).  Stir in the pineapple (reserve a Tbl for topping if desired), tomato, onion, lime juice, cilantro, garlic paste, chili powder and cumin. Mix well. Season with salt if desired. Serve with tortilla chips. 

7 comments:

  1. This looks amazing, Ashley!! Thanks for joining the #GuacSquad12.

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  2. I love grilled fruit! This would be delicious!

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  3. I've been seeing a lot of fruit infused guacs lately, can't wait to try this!

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  4. That grilled pineapple is yelling "Eat me! Eat me!". I can't believe I've never made guacamole, but I will try this one, sooner or later.

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  5. Love the addition of pineapple. I had considered that as well Ashley.

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  6. I need this asap! I love guac and I love pineapple. Win, win!

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  7. This is so SUMMER!! Grilled pineapple in guacamole is genius!

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