Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Game Changer

What I’m about to admit may hurt a few of you. I expect you may feel a bit like I did when I discovered my husband (who has otherwise great taste in food) doesn’t like olives and stinky blue cheese. I was crestfallen, perhaps even a smidge devastated. Olives and stinky blue cheese are two of my all-time favorite foods. But I digress (perhaps delaying the confession?).

Here goes; I’m not crazy about avocados.

There I said it. I don’t hate them per say, I’m just not really a fan -- I don’t buy them and when they come on something I've ordered, I bequeath them to someone who actually enjoys them… that sort of thing. And with guacamole, I’m mezzo mezzo. I would never make it or order it, but if it’s already on the table, I’ll dip a few chips in.

But recently there’s been a change. A few months ago, my friend Stephanie showed up at a party toting some homemade guacamole specked with feta cheese. I dipped the corner of a chip in and was completely intrigued... In the days after the party, I couldn’t get it out of my mind and set out to re-create my own version at home.

After a little experimenting, I came up with the following simple and foolproof recipe, and I have to say (all modesty aside) it’s amazing… Truly.

I highly recommend giving it a whirl this weekend.

p.s. – yes this is the same guacamole that set off Audrey’s "gag fest 2009". Don’t hold that against it…you know we’re working on her taste buds here.

Guacamole with Feta Cheese
  • 3 ripe (preferably organic) Haas avocados
  • One small container crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • Sea salt, fresh ground pepper and Spike to taste
  • 1 medium diced tomato (preferably local + organic) *
  • 1 small Vidalia onion *
  • About ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro *

* I often substitute the above three ingredients with the better part of a container of Whole Foods Pico De Gallo. It’s perfection.

The assembly couldn’t be easier, I just dice my avocado, squeeze in the lemon, add the feta and the pico and smash it all together with a fork. Then I add in my salt, pepper and Spike to taste and smash a little more.


  1. Sounds like I have some guacamole research ahead of me- mmmm.

  2. Sounds heavenly! Can't wait to try it :-)

  3. Oh, you are missing out!!! You've got to try an avocado sandwich - big chunky slices on your favorite toasted crunchy bread with a little sharp cheddar cheese and a slice of ripe, juicy tomato. Yum! It's about my favorite sandwich - had one today actually.

  4. I make steff's recipe all the time! I love it, I will try this looks just as yummy. :)

  5. i can't wait to try this recipe!

    and i second kim, the avocado sandwich is a must, especially with a thick slice of chesse and tangy mustard!

  6. thanks for sharing! i will definitely be trying this! love avocado and love feta...

  7. Love avo! Your blog is my new cook book ;) Love it xxx

  8. Oh my. I need to try this! Yum!!

  9. I tried a modified version tonight (due to lack of all the ingredients) and my husband and I are both in love with it! I never in a million years would have thought to put feta in guacamole and now I don't think I'll make it any other way!! Thank you for sharing :-)

  10. southern daze -- i'm so glad you liked it!! that feta is magic i tell you...

  11. I can not WAIT to try this recipe! Feta in guacamole? Love it!

  12. Three words: Bacon Avo Feta.
    On everything please! Pizza, tramezzini, salad... Pizza! So good.