are you the type of person who puts fruit on your salad? i have never been able to do that. something about the sweetness in my lettuce. nope. i like dried fruit but not fresh fruit on my salads. I kind of thought the same thing about vegetables in general until i whipped up this guacamole with pineapple in it. you guys this pineapple guacamole was probably the best batch i have ever made. the sweet punch of the pineapple complemented the delicious and robust avocado perfectly. i got this idea from the book thug kitchen. like any recipe though, rules are meant to be broken (unless you’re baking) in my opinion. i added a bit of extra lime and a couple fist fulls of cilantro because i love it so much.
and if you put tomatoes in your guacamole you can see yourself out. there is nothing i hate more than tomatoes in my guacamole. ok maybe it’s not quite that dramatic but i do prefer my guacamole with no tomatoes and maybe a bit of pickled vegetables. if you are local or are making your way to grand rapids you have to get the guacamole from donkey. it has a pretty pile of pink pickled vegetables on top of it and it’s truly a delight.
if i was going to make this again. i’m sorry, when i make this guacamole again i will be grilling the pineapple first. I feel like that would take this to the next level, beyond the level that just adding crushed pineapple took it to. note: when making this be sure to drain the pineapple if you are using canned. you don’t want it to get over pineappled. is that a word? it is now. i used pineapple that was pre sliced and i just crushed it with a muddler myself. a bit of the added juice was perfect but watch your ratios.
i served this with homemade tortilla chips. you can see that recipe here.
recipe for pineapple guacamole
3 small ripe avocados
1 cup of diced pineapple, I used pineapple precut rings
1/2 cup of diced red onion
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lime, zested
juice from above lime
1/4 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of salt
couple tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
Pepare ingredients accordingly as listed above. lightly toss in a bowl until well incorporated. If needed, I used a potato masher to break up larger chunks of pineapple and avocado.