Layered Chipotle Guacamole
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Layered Chipotle Guacamole

As if guacamole isn't already delicious on its own, try adding some chipotles with adobo sauce to the mix!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Guacamole
Prep Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 (Serves approx. 4)
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Guacamole:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or regular salt or to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-1/2 Roma ("plum") tomatoes pulp and seeds removed, chopped

For the Layers of Chipotle Peppers with Adobo Sauce and Garnish:

  • 3 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, from a 7 ounce can (or add to taste)
  • 2 lime quarters for garnish
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro for garnish

Instructions

For the Guacamole:

  • Slice the avocado in half lengthwise. Put the half with the seed in your hand and gently squeeze the skin from either top-to-bottom or side-to-side; then often times the seed will come loose. Once the seed is removed, use a dinner-size spoon to scoop the flesh from the skin and add it to a medium size bowl. 
  • To the bowl, add lime juice. Mash the avocado gently leaving some chunks. Add the salt, pepper, red onion, garlic, cilantro and tomatoes. Gently mix together. 
  • Do a taste test and add more salt if needed (salt really makes the flavors all tie together so make sure to add enough).
  •  Garnish with lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro. Serve right away.

For the Layers of Chipotle Peppers with Adobo Sauce and Garnish:

  • Chop the chipotles.  Use utensils to handle the chipotle peppers and don't handle them at all with your hands so to avoid burning your skin.  And for sure don't touch your eyes.
  • In a shallow serving bowl, add a layer of guacamole.  With the back of a spoon, smooth out the layer of guacamole.
  • Then add a smooth layer of chipotles on top of the guacamole (these peppers are quite spicy and hot so make a thin layer if less heat is preferred).
  • Top with another layer of guacamole, another layer of chipotles, and another layer of guacamole.
  • Garnish with a lime quarter and sprig of cilantro and serve.