Smoked Serrano Guacamole
You’re about to find just how simple it is to create your own guacamole from scratch! It’s one of those recipes that once you’ve tried it, you’ll be making it homemade from here on out!
- 4 Serrano Peppers, Sliced Lengthwise
- 3 Ripe Avocados, Skinned & Pitted
- 1 Small Onion, Finely Diced
- 2 Tomatoes, Diced
- 1 Jalapeno, Seeds Removed and Diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Diced
- 1 Lime, Juiced
- Half Bunch Cilantro, Freshly Chopped
- Salt to Taste
Place your prepared peppers in your Grilla Grill at 225 for roughly 30-mins. Your goal is to infuse the pepper with smoke flavor, but not dry it out.
Combine the rest of the prepared ingredients in a large bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Garnish with your smoked serrano peppers to add a little bit of heat, and you are ready to enjoy. Serve with tortilla chips or on any meal you want to have a little south of the border flair. We’ve also got multiple salsa recipes on our website you can refer to for an extra dip for the party!
9 Ways to Eat Guacamole
Smoked serrano guacamole goes way beyond a dip for your chip. Here are nine inventive ways to eat it that are sure to impress your family and friends:
- In deviled eggs: Blend your egg yolks with guacamole and skip the usual mayonnaise-mustard combo!
- On a sandwich: Have guacamole take the place of mayo on your favorite sandwiches, whether you’re filling bread with tuna salad or turkey or making a BLT.
- In soup: Making a refreshing avocado soup is one of the simplest ways to enjoy this superfood. Simply puree your guacamole or use it as a garnish for other soups.
- On toast: Avocado toast? A staple. But guacamole toast? Revolutionary. Serve with slices of tomatoes, sprouts and a hard-boiled egg for a meal so satisfying you may not have to eat again until dinner.
- With fried fish: Instead of tartar sauce, use smoked guacamole as a stand-in with crab cakes and fried fish.
- On loaded potatoes: Who needs sour cream when you have guacamole? Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from using both.
- On a salad: Make a creamy wedge salad dressing by pureeing your smoked serrano guacamole with oil, water and lime juice.
- With smoked salmon: Spread this delicious smoked guacamole directly on salmon with cream cheese and roll it up! You can also top crispy sushi rice cakes with guacamole and smoked salmon.
- With vegetable patties: You can upgrade everything from zucchini fritters to latkes with a dollop of guacamole.
How to Keep Smoked Guacamole Fresh at a Party
If you’re thinking of serving smoked serrano guacamole at your next party and want to wow your guests, know our guacamole is better served at room temperature rather than chilled.
You may also be wondering how to keep your dip from browning, especially if you plan to host an all-day bash. The good news is that you really can make party-ready smoked guacamole days in advance with some careful planning. The secret? Cover the dip with a little water. The extra layer of liquid banishes browning by shielding the dip from oxygen.
Follow these five steps for best results:
- Store the guacamole in an airtight container.
- Remove any air pockets and flatten the surface of the dip using a spoon.
- Carefully pour about half an inch of water on top of the guacamole, ensuring that it completely covers the surface.
- Place the dip, covered tightly, in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- Before serving your smoked serrano dip, carefully pour off the water and stir.
Serve Up Smoked Serrano Guacamole Whenever You Want
Smoked serrano guacamole dip is perfectly suited for picnics and tailgating parties, and it makes for a great dinner side or pick-me-up snack. Plus, it can be created ahead of time if you’re going somewhere and have promised to bring a dish that just about anyone will love.