Guacamole with Pecans and Candied Ginger
This is my very favorite guacamole recipe, power packed with mustard seeds, pecans and candied ginger!
- 2 ripe avocadoes, cubed
- 1/3 cup chopped, roasted pecans
- 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped finely
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp iodized salt
- 2 tsp honey
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- pinch heeng or asefetida*
Heat olive oil in a small pan and fry cumin and mustard seeds till the mustard seeds dance. Then add asafetida.
Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a bowl and add all of the above ingredients and mash the mixture till ingredients are incorporated.
Chill and serve with organic crackers or tortilla chips of your choice.
**Asafatida is a spice available at most local Indian grocery stores. It is used in Indian cooking and lends a smoky flavor to curries. It is a wonderful digestive, antioxidant, regulates blood sugar and lowers blood pressure. You only need a pinch (1/4 tsp) in a dish as it can overpower the flavor of other spices. (Note: If you need a gluten-free version it is available at