Smoked Salmon Guacamole and Avocados From Mexico

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You know avocados are among my favourite foods, right?  I would easily rank them up there in the top ten, maybe even the top five.  It gets bonus points because it’s so healthy, and I can eat it in almost any form.  I love it in things and on things, and I love eating it right out of the skin with a spoon.  So it ranks right up there with chocolate, peanut butter, brie and smoked salmon.  Well, how about the classic avocado dish, guacamole, with smoked salmon actually in it?  Yep, that’s right, Smoked Salmon Guacamole!  Two of my favourite appetizers in one dish.

I can take no credit for this idea, it actually came from the Avocados from Mexico website.  And despite my love of both guacamole and smoked salmon, I wasn’t fully on board with the idea until I tried it myself, but I was certainly intrigued.  And it just so happened that I had a package of smoked salmon in the fridge that needed using, so I went for it.  I love salmon and avocado together in sushi, but I wasn’t completely sure the two flavours would hold their own enough, all mixed up with garlic, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.

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My fears were groundless of course, because I loved it.  The smoky salmon flavour plays off the tangy, citrusy guacamole perfectly.  It’s one of Avocados from Mexico’s game day recipes and was apparently inspired by the Seattle Seahawks.  You know…NorthWest Coast, smoked salmon and all that?  If you are a big football fan, they have other team-inspired guacamole recipes, as well other great appetizer ideas.

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching and inspiration abounds.  I think of avocados and guacamole as an integral part of watching the big game.  What will you be making with avocados come Game Day?

Smoked Salmon Guacamole

2 fully ripened avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons minced sweet onion
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped

In a large bowl, combine avocados and lemon juice.  Mash with a fork.

Add onion, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and salt; stir until just combined.

Add salmon and stir.

I served mine with slices of cucumber, a great low carb alternative to chips or crackers.

Serves 4.  Each serving has a total of 10.8 g of carbs and 6.5 g of fiber.  Total NET CARBS = 4.3 g.

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Comments

  1. an awesome combination of two of my favorite foods!

  2. I would never think of that combination either!

  3. Love guacamole…smoked salmon, not so much.

  4. Yes Please!!! This looks like heaven!

  5. The part of me that goes back to my Jewish roots is wondering why the heck I never thought to do this. This looks so freakin’ good!

  6. I have been known to say that when I die I want to be buried in a coffin filled with Hollandaise. Now, I may have to revise that… Smoked Salmon AND guacamole??!!! Wow. Surely there is room for some of that in the box, too. BTW, for both Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve I served smoked salmon on endive leaves, per your suggestion. Very good, and elegant, too.

  7. this looks GREAT!

  8. Renee Howe says:

    Maybe this is a way I can finally eat salmon. ;)

  9. i just love guacamole. and salmon. and together, they are amazing.

  10. Well, my kids LOVE smoked salmon and guacamole, so I’m pretty sure that this would be their perfect food!

  11. There’s a restaurant by me that makes some pretty creative gaucamole’s but I don’t think they’ve experimented with smoked salmon yet :) I’m intrigued, can’t wait to try this!

  12. What a neat combination – I’d never think of this – love how heart healthy this is!

  13. Two of my very favorite in the whole wide world foods combined???? Oh Yes please!

  14. Hello. I love avocados with almost anything, and the combination of creamy and smoked salmon sounds lovely.

  15. At first, this looked unusual. But I have to say I’ll try anything with avocado in it. Looks great!

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