Balsamic Peach Basil Chicken Salad with Crispy Prosciutto.
One word: SNACKS!!!!
I mean, for real, why is snack food one of the best kinds of food around? This bowl of guacamole is literally a bowl I could live off of from today until the start of fall… at which time I will shift into more fall appropriate snacking foods (hello apples, cheese and pumpkin).
This summertime snack is basically a LOADED guacamole. Loaded with everything summer has to offer. I totally qualify this as healthy, so eating the whole bowl for lunch is pretty much how this should go down…along with a giant side of the best salty tortilla chips. I mean, obviously.
Ok, so here’s the deal.
I am a huge fan of guacamole and an even bigger fan of fruit. It might sound semi-weird, but I LOVE including fruit in my guacamole. I have turned many heads with my fruit additions, but never has anyone not loved my fruity guacamole. Even Lyndsie, my brother Brendan’s girlfriend, who is a guacamole purist, is slowly changing her tune because of my mango guacamole. Promise you guys, fruit in your guac is where it’s at.
SO. With today’s guacamole recipe, you’ll first want to make a basic, but delicious, guacamole, which will serve as your base. From there, simply put the guac in a bowl and load on the toppings. I like to do it this way, as opposed to stirring the toppings into the guacamole. One, its way prettier… you guys know I am all about pretty food. Two, I like that the fruits/veggies don’t get lost in the mix of guac. You have your creamy guac on the bottom and your crunchy fresh toppings on top.
Load all that onto a chip…
OKOK, so what do I put on top of my garden guacamole??! Well, all the perfect produce you would find in your summer garden… or at your local farmers market. I’m talking sweet cherry tomatoes, grilled corn, chopped peaches, nectarines and or plums, fresh cherries and blueberries. Oh, and all the basil too! Then, I love to add goat cheese (YESSSSSSSS) and salty toasted seeds as well.
So you see?
It’s just a giant bowl of summer health food, and you should probably make it today for lunch, or as a snack, or heck I won’t tell anyone if you even made it for dinner! Just don’t forget those salty chips, they are a must. Although I have to say, this guacamole + a spoon + me has happened many a times… but chips are better than a spoon! 🙂
OMG, and I just realized it’s TUESDAY!! Mean Taco Tuesday! New plan, first make these tacos, then serve them up along with this yummy Summer Garden Guacamole.
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Shop ingredients at your local Target store. Learn more
And chips and margaritas, cause it’s Taco Tuesday!! Doing it.
PS. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite bloggers for the Bloglovin 2016 awards…Half Baked Harvest is nominated for best food blog, yeah!!
PSS. I’ve also been nominated for the SAVEUR Magazine 2016 blog awards for Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners! I would be so grateful if you would go vote for your favorite blogger. You can vote everyday from now until August 31st! 🙂
Looks dang good! YOu said fruit in guac is the way to go, do you have a favorite fruit that you put in there?
Thanks so much Billy!! Personally my favorite is mango and runner-up is pomegranate! Hope this helps! ?
Congrats and you are a winner in our eyes! Such beautiful photography!
Awh thank you so much Jo!! This is so nice. ?
So incredibly gorgeous!
Thank you Kristen!
Looks guacalicious?? can’t wait to try it. I’m a huge fan of guacamole. I can never get tired of it. Congratulations on your awards, you are very creative ? You have my vote!
Wow thank you so much Lily!! I hope you enjoy this guac just as much as your others! lol! And thank you so much for voting, it means so much to me!
One word: SPOON…….in this guacamole so I can eat it straight up, haha! But I’m definitely a snacker! And guacamole is NO exception for an amazing snack accompaniment. It goes well with everything!!
AGREED! I am so happy its this awesome for you!! Thanks Cassie!
What a guacamole! All that fresh ingredients…all that goodness…you’re right, servings will only be good for 2 maybe 4..but leaning more towards 2 lol. This will go great with tostadas that I’ve been wanting to make!
Perfect!! I agree it will taste amazing with tostadas!! Hope you enjoy!
Fab, fab and fab!!!! Beautiful bowl, and loooooove addition of fruit into your guac! Ah, and congratulations!!! Off to vote now…;) xxx
Thanks so much Anna!! I am so happy you are enjoying my recipes, and thank you so much for voting!!!
I absolutely looooove mango in guacamole! It’s my fav. This looks beautiful and delicious!
Thanks so much Amber!