My husband and I are huge guacamole fans. Every time we go out to a restaurant and guacamole is on the menu we order it. So, for my third Vitamix recipe, I knew tasty guacamole was going to be in order.
Guacamole is a very easy recipe to make. All you need are some ripe avocados, lime, and cilantro. Sometimes I will mix some onion, tomato, or even salsa in. Really whatever I have on hand to compliment the avocados. However, for this recipe I wanted to prepare a guacamole recipe that was a little bit more elevated than the classic version. We love spicy in my house so I decided to add some chiptole peppers for a little kick and then some Greek yogurt for some tang and creaminess.
The first thing to take note of with this recipe are the avocados. You must use ripe avocados in order to get the absolute best results. When avocados are ripe they are soft in the middle. Also, you will be able to remove them easily from their skin. When they are not ripe you will not be able to remove the skin. Guacamole should be smooth with soft chunks of avocado. If the avocado is hard and not ripe it won’t taste good so always use ripe avocados.
The next main ingredient are the chiptole peppers in adobo sauce. They have a nice smokey flavor and lend a good amount of heat to the guacamole. However, you need to be careful using this ingredient because a little can go a long way. A lot of the heat is in the seeds so make sure to remove them to control the spiciness. I remember one time I left the seeds in when I was making a large batch of chili and it was nearly inedible it was so spicy hot. Also, most likely you will have some left over. Just freeze them in a freezer bag or container for a later use.
I would also like to mention the reason I decided to use greek yogurt. I really like using plain greek yogurt in many of the recipes I make. For this guacamole I felt it added a nice tang, brought a “creaminess” while also balancing the heat of the peppers.
Preparing this guacamole recipe was very easy using my new Vitamix. I put all the ingredients into the Vitamix, and within 2 minutes I had a delicious guacamole for my husband and I to enjoy. It was smooth, creamy, and with just the right amount of avocado chunks. It was delicious.
Usually we grab the tortillas and dip away. However, this guacamole taste fantastic in a turkey wrap or with fajitas. If fact, I highly recommend venturing out with the different ways you can eat guacamole. How do you like to eat guacamole?
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- 1-2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove
- juice from 1/2 of a lime
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container and make sure lid is secure.
- Select variable 1. Turn machine on and quickly increase to variable 3.
- Blend for 15 – 20 seconds and use the tamper to push ingredients into the blade. You may need to scrape sides to integrate ingredients.
** Disclosure: I was provided with a Vitamix blender along with compensation to purchase ingredients for this recipe. All opinions are my own.