RECIPE: Frida’s Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

If I could have dinner with anyone in history, it would be Frida Kahlo and I would want her to cook! A few years ago I treated myself to a copy of the book, Frida’s Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo by Guadalupe Rivera (Diego Rivera‘s daughter) and Marie-Pierre Colle (a Mexican-French journalist). The book is organized by month and includes 12 of Frida’s dinner menus along with stories about Frida and Diego’s life together. This book is bursting with wonderful photos of Frida and the delicious food she loved to make. I’ve poured over the recipes in this book for years, but have been too afraid to try anything, worrying about tracking down the right ingredients.

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

Finally, I spotted a simple recipe for guacamole and new I had to try it! I tried to follow Frida’s recipe exactly with the exception of adding lime juice. I had never thought of using chipotle peppers instead of jalapeño in my guacamole, but the result was delicious!

The Recipe

Start by placing 4 chipotle chiles in a small bowl and pouring hot water over the top. Let stand for 10 minutes.

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

Next slice the avocados in half and remove the pits. I mashed two avocados and left the other two in cubes. Chop up the onion, tomato and cilantro. Drain water from chiles and chop. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined. Season with salt (to taste).

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

Notes: I also added a squeeze of 1/2 a lime and about 1 tablespoon of the adobe sauce from the chiles.

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers
 
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Adapted from the book, Frida's Fiestas by Guadalupe Rivera.
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Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe but firm avocados, peeled
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 chipotle chiles in marinade, chopped
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak the chiles in hot water for 10 minutes, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Note: I also added a squeeze of ½ a lime and about 1 tablespoon of the adobe sauce from the chiles.

RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo
RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

I hope you’ll be inspired to try this recipe tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo!