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Creamy Guacamole

 

creamy guacamole recipe

The secret to this creamy guacamole?  Cream cheese!

creamy guacamole recipe

The first time I fell in love with guacamole it had cream cheese in it and it was divine! It’s been my favorite ever since (but I do love a classic guacamole, too!). I feel like the cream cheese really highlights the creaminess of the avocados, making it the star flavor in this recipe.

creamy guacamole recipe

I add in just a few other ingredients to keep the avocado front and center.  I prefer shallots instead of onions for the creamy guacamole because it gives me a little hint of garlic and shallots are great raw. Only have an onion?  That’s fine, too. These super flavorful organic avacados are from Del Rey Avocado Farms (also Fair Trade!) near San Diego and were so creamy.  (Shout out to Melissa’s Produce for getting me some!)

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My favorite way to remove an avocado pit…

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creamy gaucamole recipe

Chop everything up…

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creamy guacamole recipe

Add a little salt and lime juice and mash everything up.  I want this one mostly creamy, but I still like to leave some smaller chunks of avocado here and there.

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creamy guacamole recipe

After a quick test, I add pepper to taste.

I was recently asked to try out the new Casabella Guac-Lock and I thought this would be the perfect batch to break it in.  The hubby loves guac and he wouldn’t be home until the next day. (I hate when guacamole starts looking brown, don’t you?) Anyhow, I gave it a go, letting it sit in the fridge for about 16 hours. LOVE IT! You put it in the bowl, get out any air bubbles, smooth it out, and put on the lid. Once you do that, you add the white base and push down a bit until the guacamole starts coming through the little hole on top, then seal it up.

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creamy guacamole recipe

Here it is just as I’m opening it up.  It looks exactly like it did when I made it the day before!  Sweet!

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creamy guacamole recipe

We never have leftovers in our house – but if you did, you would just repeat the process of pushing the bowl down over the base. This would probably work great for hummus or any other dip you make, especially something that may discolor.

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creamy guacamole recipe

disclosure: I received the Guac_Lock for free to review.  No money is being exchanged for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  And I love it!

Enjoy this Creamy Guacamole recipe with cream cheese and for my more traditional version of guacamole with jalapeños and onions, click here.

Creamy Guacamole

approx 24 oz

Creamy Guacamole

Use organic or sustainably grown produce whenever possible

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 roma tomato, chopped in small pieces
  • 1 shallot, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, add avocado, cream cheese, tomato, shallot, cilantro, salt and lime juice Mash together with a fork, making it as smooth or chunky as you prefer
  2. Add pepper to taste
  3. For best flavor, cover and chill for at least one hour
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheryl Everitt
    July 27, 2016 at 9:18 am

    This dip will be taken to my high school reunion. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      July 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Oh fantastic! Enjoy… the reunion and the guac! 🙂

  • Reply
    Geri Sandoval
    July 31, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Never added cream cheese to my Guacamole this is a must try.

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      July 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Hi Geri. Let me know what you think. It’s a delicious creamy version of classic guac. I keep the add-ins simple so the avocado is the star but of course tweak it to your liking. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Linda Manns Linneman
    August 2, 2016 at 9:24 am

    This sounds so good. I love guacamole but I have never made it myself. I will be using this recipe soon. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      August 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      I felt really intimidated when I first wanted to make it but it’s super easy. Make sure to try my regular guac recipe too that is posted there for a more traditional guacamole… but I really like this one soooooo much! lol

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