Roasted Garlic Guacamole is a subtle twist on a classic guac, adding a pleasing garlicky dimension that enhances this homemade guacamole.
Every guac-lover swears to have the best homemade guacamole recipe. I am one of those guac-lovers. For me, it’s Roasted Garlic Guacamole, carefully curated by yours truly.
For my Roasted Garlic Guacamole, subtlety is the name of the game. I love avocados, and not just because everyone else does. They are super trendy and having a moment. And by moment I mean decade.
What’s not to like about the rich flavor and the buttery texture? When I’m making guacamole, I want to make sure the avocado is the star; sometimes guacamole gets so overwhelmed with other ingredients, flavors, and textures that it feels the avocado is just playing a supporting role.
Don’t get me wrong. Chunky, ingredient-heavy guacamole has a time and a place. Like in my mouth right now.
IMHO, Roasted Garlic Guacamole can do no wrong. No single ingredient aggressively takes over. Rather, they all play in subtle harmony together, letting the avocado shine.
That and it’s perfect for nearly any palate (read: Midwesterner that thinks ketchup is spicy); it’s not too bold, not too spicy, all avocado-forward glory. Just perfect for making a fiesta-forward avocado toast.
Requiring only a wee bit of forethought in that you have to roast garlic, this guacamole comes together quickly. You can also roast garlic ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days until you’re ready to use it. Plus the smell of roasted garlic is easily one of the top 10 cooking smells.
And if garnishing your guac is your thing, do it. Sprinkle on that cilantro, crumble on that crispy bacon, pepper it with your favorite hot sauce, or toss on some roasted corn kernels. But please don’t put peas on it. That’s just weird.