I had so much fun with this months Recipe Redux. I’m so giddy with excitement for the recipe I am going to share with you!
It’s no big secret I love avocados and have a very high addiction to them. When Recipe Redux set the theme for this months redux to tea I had no idea what sort of recipe I was going to come up with in order to incorporate tea. I’ve never baked with tea or added it to anything but a smoothie. Also, in vanilla. 😉 Then, there was added spinach for a greenie.
You get the idea.
I had some Organic Matcha Green Tea powder so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into a recipe somehow. I looked over Pinterest a few times trying to find some source of inspiration. I was thinking about some green tea backed donuts. I mean, who wouldn’t love a couple of those for breakfast? I looked at matcha cupcakes, breads and even some ice cream (which I am working on for another post and giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for that!)
If you’re following me on Instagram you were given a sneak peek of this months Recipe Redux. If you aren’t following me on there, I have to ask you – why not?? 😉
Also, how do you like my photo board? Why yes, thank you. It’s new! I just made it! So, now folks are going to be able to tell old photos from new photos, but hey – that’s just how blogs work sometimes. We plan, work, and schedule ahead. Well. Sometimes. 😉
My favorite way to eat an avocado is to mash it up and add a little salt and pepper. If I’m feeling froggy I might add a bit of lemon or lime juice. I call that my homemade guacamole. Nothing special. Other times I will slice it in half, remove the pit and eat it with a deliciously yolky egg. YUMMMMM.
But, for this recipe I wanted a bit more of a traditional guacamole feel.
I started with 2 avocados, some salt and pepper, matcha powder, lemon and lime juice, and some minced garlic. I mashed that all up.
Then, I added some diced white onions.
Followed by a giant tomato all diced up.
Then I mixed that all together.
And of course I had to transfer it to my super cute dish that I found on my most recent road trip.
Once that was all done I cut up some celery and small sweet peppers to use as my dippers instead of chips.
I’m pretty sure this was one of the quickest recipes I put together. This ended up being my dinner and I tell you, it was so filling and satisfying. I’ll be adding this to my low carb eats for sure.
As you can see, it does make a pretty good-sized bowl. I like my avocados, so I ate it all. But you could easily enjoy it as a family snack or double the recipe to use for entertaining.
Are you an avocado fan? What’s your favorite preparation method?
Green Matcha Guacamole
- 2 avocados
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp green tea matcha powder
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 large tomato diced
- 1/2 white onion diced
- Slice the avocado all the way around.
- Twist to pop open.
- Discard the pit.
- Use a spoon to scrape out the inside.
- Toss the peel and pit (I like to add my to my compost pail.)
- Add the lemon juice, lime juice, green tea matcha powder, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
- Using an old-fashioned potato masher or fork, mash the avocado and blend the ingredients.
- Add the chopped onions and tomato.
- Blend well and serve immediately.
- Chop vegetable of your choice to use as dippers.
Please view some of the other recipes in this months Recipe Redux. I know they’ll be glad you paid them a visit.
jill conyers says
I love guac but I never thought to add matcha. Great idea for added nutrients.
It turned out pretty amazing! I was worried it would give it a weird taste, but I hardly noticed it!
Stephanie @ StephanieRDN.com says
What an excellent addition! So YUM!
Thank you! I was worried it would taste funky, but I was shocked!
So very sneaky & clever! Nice Work 🙂
Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) says
Such a clever addition! I adore ANYTHING avocado from savory to sweet dishes and now I have to try this new guac for sure 🙂
Sarah Grace says
YUM, love guacamole so I am sure I would love this one with matcha!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
I want avocados Every. Single. Day. I suppose there could be worse things to be addicted to, right?
Sarah Grace says
haha oh most definitely! you and avocados is like me and pumpkin!
Oh, pumpkins are worse for me. Every year I can my own. It’s my secret ingredient in most of my smoothies. My cousin has a pumpkin patch in his garden. When they do the kids pumpkin party they have buckets all over for the seeds. I roast millions of seeds to jar for Christmas gift baskets. I love FALL! I bake and eat like squash, make sugar free pie, and squeeze the juice from the ‘brains’ to use for candles and such. I don’t know what I am going to do when I move. I might have to buy a truck just for hauling pumpkins back and forth!
What an interesting idea, I’ve never seen tea in guacamole before! Thanks for bringing it by The Yuck Stops Here link party. Hope to see you next week! HUGS
BTW, Chrystal, I have decided to feature this yummy, awesome recipe this week! Thanks for sharing, hosting & just plain being awesome! HUGS
You are very welcome! Thanks for featuring this recipe. I worked really hard on it.
Oh, you’ll see me for sure!!
Treana B says
Thanks for visiting us at Merry Monday’s Link Party! We’re trhilled to have you! This looks amazesauce and I cannot wait to try it as I too have an avocado fetish… errrr… addiction.
I have an avocado addiction too. It’s right up there with pumpkin!
I love avocados–plain–cut in half-take the pit out and start spooning it into my mouth. Then of course I love it with a bit of crab meat and lemon juice!
Kat Ryan says
Yum! Lol…I love this idea for the guacamole!
I don’t think anything beats homemade guac! This recipe sounds like a real winner!
I want to eat that guacamole through my computer screen. It looks delicious (and guac is my favorite use for avocado.)
Looks amazing and your added matcha is so interesting and healthy. Veggies instead of chips is such a smart alternative too.
Melissa Vera says
I love guacamole. I am going to have to try this recipe out.
Amanda Love says
I love guacamole and have never thought of making it this way. I’ll have to give this a try. Thank you.
I just love love love this I want to put guacamole match into all of my crammed lunches and take them to my meetings and tell people about how it is matcha and antioxidants and it must be so nice to munch on this with fam and friends and my friend Tim, I haven’t made this but it’s good so I will have to eat it and tell Tom that it has nice matcha in it and I love matcha mmm mmm matcha latte in my belly mmm mmm matcha latte in my tummy I will make all of my recipes