Cooking has always been my creative outlet. I love to create and play with food, try new dishes and bold combinations. I think it’s so much fun to see what can come out of pairing unusual ingredients together and more often than not the result ends of being out of this world. Like this recipe for example, which is addicting and even thou the quantity you get is enough to share, I can easily eat it all by myself.
Guacamole is one of those dishes that are perfect for me to play with. I’ve seen so many creative guacamole recipes like: guacamole made with pomegranate seeds, or sun dried tomatoes, bacon, pineapple… the options are endless. This one, is my latest favorite: guacamole and white beans. I though of this recipe because I once made avocado hummus, and I was pretty sure trying white beans instead of garbanzos will give a very similar result and it did. Wonderful! For this recipe thou I kept the avocado in rough chunks, and included Mexican inspired flavors like the Old El Paso Green Chiles. Cooking the chiles with garlic ahead and blending it with the beans I think is the secret to the awesome flavors of this guacamole version. See how easy it can be made below:
The texture can be as smooth or hearty as you desire. You just have to increase the amount of avocado and olive oil and blend a bit longer on the food processor if you are looking for something silky.
Enjoy this recipe with crackers, tortillas or pita chips. You can scoop as you go or even pre-made appetizer portions.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
- 1 can (15.5 oz) Great Northern beans or any other white beans of choice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 hass avocados
- cilantro, olive oil, and additional cumin to garnish
- Place olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat, add garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant but not burnt. Add green chiles and sauté for 2 more minutes. Then add the white beans and coat them with the garlic and green chiles mixture.
- Then add the white beans and coat them with the garlic and green chiles mixture.
- Remove the beans from the sauté pan and puree it using a food processor. Season it with salt and cumin pulsing the food processor for a bit more until you achieve your desired texture.
- In a bowl combine the white beans mixture with avocados and mash them together to combine them well or until your desired consistency.
- Garnish it with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh cilantro and a dash of cumin.
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