Roasted Garlic and Basil Guacamole

Roasted Garic and Basil Guacamole: Jessi's Kitchen

Avocados are probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me and legitimately probably saved my life. That may be a little dramatic but I think you get the point. It’s amazing how I went so long not eating many fats and tons and tons of bread and I was STARVING all the freaking time. Then I did a complete 360 and don’t eat bread anymore and tons and tons fat and protein. Now I am not hangry and starving all the time and I would like to personally thank the Avocado. Don’t think I could have made it through my wheat addiction detox a couple years ago without that filling and satisfying fruit.

Alright – enough about the fruit. Let’s talk about what we can do with it. Guacamole – Holy freaking Guacamole! Everyone loves the stuff and if you don’t like it than I really don’t even know why you are looking at this recipe.

I am a big fan of non-traditional guacamole. For example, my grilled peach and bacon guacamole – check it out! Avocados are so versatile and I don’t think we give them enough credit. I decided to make guacamole with basically the complete opposite flavor of traditional guacamole. We had gotten some delicious tomatoes, basil and goat cheese from our farmer’s market and I decided that I wanted to combine those flavors for the guacamole. I also decided to use some roasted garlic because it lends a sweet garlic flavor instead of a “kill a vampire” flavor.

The combination turned out absolutely amazing and really is a perfect seasonal dip. It may take your senses a second to realize it isn’t the traditional flavor but it is so worth trying!

Enjoy!

Roasted Garlic and Basil Guacacmole: Jessi's Kitchen

Roasted Garlic and Basil Guacamole
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Roasted Garlic
  1. 6 garlic cloves
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. Dash of salt
  4. Parchment Paper
Guacamole
  1. 3 avocados
  2. 1.5-2 Tbsp roasted garlic, chopped
  3. 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  4. 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  5. ½ tsp sea salt
  6. 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  7. 1 Tbsp goat cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Cut the tips of the garlic cloves and combine them in the middle of a sheet of parchment paper and drizzle with oil and salt.
  2. Pull up the sides of the paper and twist the top to create a pocket around the cloves. Roast the cloves for about 25 minutes or until garlic is soft. Let them cool and then pop them out of the skins and chop.
  3. Combine the avocado, garlic, and basil in a bowl and smash the avocado in to large chunks.
  4. Add the salt and continue to smash until desired consistency.
  5. Mix in the tomato and goat cheese right before serving.
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Roasted Garlic and Basil Guacamole

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