The secret to this creamy guacamole? Cream cheese!
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.
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!)
My favorite way to remove an avocado pit…
Chop everything up…
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.
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.
Here it is just as I’m opening it up. It looks exactly like it did when I made it the day before! Sweet!
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.
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.