Lime & Blackberry Ginger Guacamole

The polar vortex may be serving up some peculiar winter weather throughout the country, but today we’re serving up a little summer flavor in the kitchen.  

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. guacamole


The classic flavor of a perfectly made guacamole can be hard to resist. Add the perfect crunchy chip to complement it and having any leftovers is a long shot. Limes are a classic ingredient in any guacamole recipe - helping to add citrusy flavor and maintain the dip’s green color with its naturally occurring acidity. We used our Persian Lime Olive Oil and Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar to put a Saratoga Olive Oil Co. twist on this snack-time favorite. 

What makes our Persian Lime Olive Oil  unique? The oil created through a fusion process, meaning whole limes and Chemlali olives are crushed together for a full-bodied fresh lime flavor in the oil. While balsamic vinegar is an atypical ingredient in a guacamole dish, when used it adds a truly complex flavor. We chose our Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar to pair with the Persian Lime oil in this recipe because of its sweet, but subtly tart flavor. 
 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. guacamole


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. guacamole


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. guacamole


In addition to whipping up an unforgettable guac, the Persian Lime Olive Oil is also a wonderful marinade for seafood (especially shrimp!) or chicken. It’s a great addition to any Mexican or Thai dishes, too. Consider using the Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar in your favorite pork or stir fry recipes.  

This month’s pairing special is the Persian Lime and Blackberry Ginger in both the Burlington and Saratoga Springs stores. Grab a 200ml bottle of each flavor for $22 and you’ll save $6.90 total.


Lime & Blackberry Ginger Guacamole 

Ingredients:

4 avocados - peeled, pitted, mashed 

1 tomato, diced

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1 Tbsp.  Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Persian Lime Olive Oil

1 Tsp. Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 

1 Serrano chili pepper, minced

1 slice of lime

salt and pepper

 

Process:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine avocados, tomato, onions, Serrano chili pepper, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix in Persian Lime Olive Oil and Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar. Squeeze lime and mix.  

Serves 4.