Rick Bayless knows all about how to throw a great fiesta, or party, and a key part of any great fiesta is the food. “I like to welcome guests with this guacamole bar,” he says. “I start off with a basic guacamole made with roasted garlic and set out bowls of toppings so everyone can customize each bite.” (Recipe from Fiesta at Rick's by Rick Bayless; W.W. Norton and Company, 2010.) Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010

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Ingredients

Guacamole

Garnishes

Directions

  • To prepare guacamole: Place unpeeled garlic in a small dry skillet over medium heat; cook, turning occasionally, until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool, then slip off the skins; finely chop. Scoop avocado flesh into a large bowl. Add the garlic, cilantro and lime juice to taste. Coarsely mash everything together. Season with salt. Transfer to a serving bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • To set up the guacamole bar: Scoop garnishes into small serving bowls and put the chips in a large basket or bowl. Encourage guests to spoon a little guacamole on a chip and top with garnishes that appeal.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the guacamole (Step 1) up to 1 day.

Kitchen Tip: To toast pumpkin seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; 20.9 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 492 mg sodium. 28.1 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
delicioso! this was fabulous! added some NM red chili fakes to add some heat. Pros: clean and easy Cons: can't stop eating it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was awesome!! I had never worked with avocados before but this recipe was so easy. The taste was great. I will be making this again and again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
A gal made this for cooking club. This is the ultimate party appetizer.... serve with ice cold margaritas... the salt and garlic make it the best guac recipe ever. You can't stop eating it. 5 stars Read More
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