Add some heat and smokiness to your regular guacamole & whip up a batch of Hatch Chile Guacamole while hatch chile is in season.
In case you are not aware, hatch chile season is upon us meaning it's time to celebrate all things hatch chile. Hatch chile is a pepper that comes from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico and it lends a smooth, just enough spicy flavor with a sweet undertone when roasted. I made a simple, chunky guacamole using roasted hatch chile to add some heat because there is always room for guacamole + chips right?
Every one likes their guacamole little differently and it's all cool. Personally, I am into chunky guac compared to the mushy ones...and I am okay with chopped tomatoes in my guacamole as long as it doesn't make a watery guac. I made a short video showing how I made Hatch Chile Guacamole.
**In the video I only used 1 tablespoon roasted hatch chile but upon tasting, I used the whole hatch chile (which is about 3-4 tablespoon) and it was slightly spicy but not burning hot. Start with a tablespoon and add more if needed.
How to roast hatch chile? Most grocery stores have fresh hatch chile which you can roast yourself at home. You can use the broiler setting in your oven to roast hatch chile until blistered for 4-6 minutes. If you have an open flame, you can use your stovetop to roast hatch chile as well.
Some stores do have roasted hatch chiles ready to be used but I thought they were really pricey! Canned diced hatch chile is another option.
Hatch Chile Guacamole
Author: Dixya @Food, Pleasure, and Health
- 3 perfectly ripe avocados
- 1 roasted hatch chile, deseeded and chopped
- 2 heaping tablespoon chopped onion (may use shallots)
- juice from 1 lime
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- salt, to taste
- In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash avocado into chunks.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything until combined.
- Taste and adjust ingredients as needed but do not completely mush avocados. Leave them chunky.
I hope you will give Hatch Chile Guacamole a try before the season is over. Make it now or pin for later use.