Cheese-topped guacamole

This is Week #7 of my 2011 cooking challenge! Click here to view all recipes from this challenge. All recipes created for this challenge come from the Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2010.

Guacamole recipes are not something I typically seek out. I have my favorite guac recipe, so why look any further? Making the recipe highlighted in this post has taught me a valuable lesson: Don't settle! Don't assume there isn't something better out there! This, of course, does not apply to my marriage because there is no man better for me than my husband. But with guac? I'm sad that I settled for so long!

This guacamole recipe was amazing! It had a fresh, zingy flavor that made it difficult for me to stop eating.

In a medium bowl, combine:

2 Hass avocados, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1/4 small red onion, minced

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves (I recommend using only 1 tablespoon)

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (I left the seeds in)

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place the mixture in a serving bowl.

Put 1 cup of shredded queso Oaxaca or Monterey Jack cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until the cheese is melted. Pour the cheese over the guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.

I'm so happy to have found you, new guac!

Click here for a printable recipe!