St. Patrick’s Day Guacamole

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 St. Patrick’s Day Guacamole

St. Patrick’s Day guacamole is chock full of great Irish ingredients like sharp cheddar, carrots, bacon, parsley, and onion. California avocados may not be the most Irish of fruits, but they’re green so they fit with the St. Paddy’s Day theme, right?


Serves: 6
  California Avocados
  Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2  cup  carrots, very finely diced
1/4  cup  red onion very finely diced
1/4    jalapeño seeded and very finely diced (optional)
  clove of garlic, crushed
  slices cooked bacon chopped
1/4  cup  very finely chopped parsley
oz.  Irish cheddar, crumbled
  heavy pinch of salt
  heavy pinch of fresh ground black pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. In a large bowl, mash avocado with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir in the carrots, onion, garlic, chili, bacon, parsley, and cheese. For a beautiful presentation, leave a small portion of the mix-ins out and use them for garnish.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with fresh veggies for dipping or with tortilla chips or kettle cooked potato chips

Beverage Pairing: Irish Stout

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Sabrina Modelle

Sabrina Modelle is the author and photographer behind the popular blog, The Tomato Tart. Her recipes and photographs have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Discovery Channel’s Green Wine Guide, The Jerusalem Post, and in The Green Market Baking Book (Sterling Press, 2010). Sabrina has been a web designer, usability expert, and brand consultant since 1994 and has worked with clients from Pepsi and Pet Smart to The ACLU and ASPCA. When she’s not working or instagraming, Sabrina can be usually be found at her home in the redwoods with her nose in a cookbook and a dog in her lap.

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