Happy Friday, all!! What are your plans for the weekend? It’s supposed to be in the 70s and sunny around here, which means we’ll be enjoying the sunshine at the market and getting yard work done around our house.
Don’t worry, we won’t be spending all weekend slaving away, we also have dinner plans with my brother and sister-in-law, which we’re looking forward to. It’s crazy how much our calendar fills up this time of year.
Anyway, I offered to bring an appetizer for our get-together and plan on making this guacamole with watermelon. Guac with watermelon, you say?! Have you ever had fruit in your guac? It’s a total game changer when you do – regular guac will never taste the same. I mean, it will still taste delicious, but fruit truly elevates guacamole – it brings out the flavors of the avocados, lime and salt even more.
I decided to choose watermelon because it’s in season and added the right amount of sweetness I was looking for without overpowering the avocados. I will say, all you need is a little bit of watermelon to taste the fruit, which is why there’s only a half cup in the recipe. Also, I highly recommend adding the watermelon right before you are ready to serve it. Watermelon has high water content, which seems to have an affect on the taste if left sitting for a long period of time. The only reason I know this is because I saved most of the guacamole I made in an airtight container in the fridge so my husband could try it, and it was best fresh!
Bring this guacamole to your next summer get together – it’ll be a hit! If you do, don’t forget to tag your photos with #marinamakeseats.
Guacamole with Watermelon
- 6 ripe avocados
- Juice of one lime
- 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
- 2 tablespoons of cilantro
- 1/2 cup of watermelon, cut into very small cubes
Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher and add lime juice, salt and cilantro. Stir to combine. Just before serving add the small cubes of watermelon. Add more salt and lime if needed.