Thursday, January 26, 2012


Andy and I went to a work party of mine last Saturday night.  It was held on the intimate, tiny-white-lights-strung back garden patio of The Mission, a very nice restaurant in Scottsdale that serves "modern Latin cuisine".  
The food was SO good.  
The servers kept a steady flow of drinks (me: water, Andy: ginger ale), chips (the best I've ever had), salsa (yum), and guacamole (holy MOLE!)... 
The guac was amazing.  I decided to re-create it tonight.

The Mission Guacamole
3 ripe avacadoes
1 jalepeno, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbl chopped red onion
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp olive oil
coarse sea salt
ground pepper
chopped cilantro (I did not have this on hand...still good without)
1 lime
Queso blanco

Cut up avacadoes into chunks; place in bowl, along with the next 8 ingredients.  Cut lime in half and juice both (I used a little less than half of the second half) into bowl.  Mash and stir until guac reaches consistency to your liking.  Taste.  Add more salt to taste if it needs it.  [The Mission also had chopped tomatoes in their guac, as well as chipotle paste.  I didn't have any on hand.]

Top with crumbled queso blanco.  Enjoy!  (how do you say that in Spanish?)


  1. Made this for faithgroup tonight Em! Yummmmmmm thanks!!!

  2. Courtney, I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! Love you!