In our relationship, Selim is definitely the one with the imagination. When you tell me we’re having guacamole, I think – avocados, lime, cilantro, onion, salt… Why would you do anything else, when the original is so delicious? Luckily, I have him to push me outside of my box every now and then. Just because the original is amazing doesn’t mean that a variation isn’t delicious in its own right. [Just wait until we share Selim’s Bacon & Blue Cheese Guacamole – people rave about it!]
This unique guacamole has great herbaceous flavor from the fresh basil. The basics are essentially the same as traditional guacamole, but the substitution of that one herb is fairly dramatic in my opinion. The Pecorino adds a depth of flavor, but it does not taste overtly cheesy. We enjoyed this just as we would your standard guac – with tortilla chips and bell pepper slices.
- 4 small, ripe avocados
- 1/8 of a small onion, finely diced
- 2-4 garlic cloves, minced (depending on how much you like garlic)
- Juice of 1/4 of a lime
- 6 large fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 oz finely grated Pecorino cheese
- Salt to taste
- Chop the avocados into chunks. Using the back of a large spoon, smush the avocado – we like the consistency to remain a little bit chunky.
- Combine the avocados with the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine well.
- Refrigerate if not eating immediately.