Smoked guacamole has a sweet and smoky tang that complements everything it’s served with!
It’s not too late to squeeze every bit of flavor out of summer! This very special recipe for guacamole with smoked tomatoes is a savory upgrade to a summer staple!
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If the pellet smoker is already being used for chicken, pork, or salmon, why not make a batch of smoked tomatoes? Smoked avocado guacamole goes with chips, salsa, or crostini. It makes a great spread on toasted bread or bagels! Put that smoker to good use and smoke some tomatoes alongside a tuna, trout, or other fish. Or make them with a whole chicken or smoked sausage for a one-pan meal!
What We Love About Guacamole with Smoked Tomatoes
Guacamole is a staple recipe in many kitchens, but we love this recipe because the simple addition of smoked tomatoes lends a depth of mildly smokey flavor that tastes so good. We like it as a spread for tuna salad, BLTs, or a grilled veggie wrap! Or scoop onto a bed of field greens for a low-calorie salad!
We also like to serve guacamole with smoked tomatoes with corn chips, wonton crisps, and jalapeno corn muffins. And they’re great with pork carnitas, or on the side of our famous Mexican lasagna. The kids love guac with tacos and burritos too!
What’s in it?
Fresh avocados are the foundation for any great guacamole recipe, but we added pickled jalapenos and green chilis for a bit of a kick! The best tomatoes for guacamole are ultra-ripe, firm, and full of flavor. In this version, the subtle smoky flavor of smoked tomatoes matches very well with the creamy avocados and the spicy seasonings. Squeeze the seeds out for a thicker guacamole, or keep seeds in for a smoother dip.
No smoked tomatoes? Try a can of fire roasted tomatoes or dice up some regular tomatoes instead. For fire roasted tomatoes, reserve a little liquid and add as needed to get the consistency you love.
A splash of lemon juice brings out the brightly flavored ingredients like garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, and green chilis. An acidic “neutral” marries all the flavors together.
How to Cut a Tomato for Guacamole
- Smoked tomatoes for guacamole are usually firm and bursting at the seams with smoky, juicy goodness! We like to dice them small so the pieces blend well in the guacamole.
- Another way to process tomatoes is to put them in a small, countertop blender. Puree the smoked tomatoes and add to the guacamole mix for a smoother spread.
How to Make Guacamole with Tomatoes that are Smoked
Hands down, we think this is the best guacamole recipe around! Guacamole with tomatoes is not only colorful and full of texture, but smoked tomatoes make it all the more flavorful and memorable! It’s more than a dip, it’s a side dish all on its own!
- Add diced smoked tomatoes to chopped avocados and the rest of the ingredients.
- Toss to coat and mix through. If desired, use a potato masher to make the preferred consistency of guacamole.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Storing Smoked Tomato Guacamole
- Keep smoked tomato guacamole in a completely airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 4 days.
- To refresh, add a few squirts of lime juice to the guacamole and stir it up. Some salt and pepper will refresh the tastes as well!
- Guacamole can be frozen but may be a little wet once it’s thawed. Simply add some extra chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, or chilis and it’s ready to serve!
Smoked Tomato Guacamole
- 5 smoked tomatoes ripened on the vine are best, refrigerated overnight
- 4 avocados ripe but firm
- 4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (juice of approximately 2 limes)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 4 Tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 4 slices pickled jalapenos diced (or fresh jalapenos), or to taste
- 1 Tablespoon crushed green chilies canned
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- Chill smoked tomatoes overnight in the refrigerator.
- Cube the smoked tomatoes and avocados and add to a medium sized bowl.
- Stir in lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, green chilies, salt, and pepper.
- Season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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