Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

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Sweet Lavender Guacamole

There are a million reasons why I love Savory Spice Shop. But the number one reason for my unfailing adoration is access to the brilliant minds of their in-house spice experts (a.k.a. employees) every time you walk in the store. The spice geniuses at Savory always give me creative ideas for spicing up what might otherwise be a humdrum dish.

lavender and avocado

Some of my favorite spice recommendations from Savory have included: Kaffir lime leaves for pickling brine; maple sugar to coat sweet potato doughnuts; Urfa crushed red pepper to spice up mango salsa; black onyx cocoa powder for super-rich brownies; and a dash of lavender flowers added to guacamole.

I took the lavender guacamole idea and made a sweet, instead of spicy, version of this popular chip dip, using a combination of lavender flowers, lime juice, sweet cherry tomatoes and salt to flavor the avocado.

You might think lavender would be super floral in the guacamole, but it actually adds a sweet yet peppery-sharp bite to the dip.

I am lucky to live a block from a Savory Spice Shop retail location. Check Savory’s locations for a retail store near you, or you can shop for Savory’s spices online.

Happy cooking and sipping!

Sweet Lavender Guacamole

(By Zanitea)

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon lavender flowers

Juice of 1 lime, separated in half

½ cup sweet cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

2 ripe avocados

Salt, to taste

Preparation:

1. Soak the lavender flowers in the juice of one half of the lime for about 10 minutes. (Save the other half of the lime juice to add to the mix later, if needed.)

lavender-infused lime juice

2. Mash up the avocados, and then stir in the lavender-lime mixture and cherry tomatoes. Add a dash of salt, to taste, and any additional lime juice, if needed.

sweet baby cherry tomatoes

3. You can either serve right away, or cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes or so before serving. The flavors meld together nicely if allowed to sit in the fridge for a bit.

sweet lavender guacamole

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6 comments on “Sweet Lavender Guacamole

  1. Would have never thought to pair these. I love using culinary lavender in baked goods, will most definitely give this a try!!

    • Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]
      September 11, 2012

      Let me know how you like it! I love using lavender in unexpected places. I usually think of it as floral, but it can be kind of peppery.

  2. Celiac and Allergy Adventures
    November 14, 2012

    I never would have put these together on my own! I love avacados (and especially guacamole). I’ve had avocados in sweet dishes before, but this sounds really interesting. I like trying unusual flavor combinations. Thanks for more inspiration :)

    • Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]
      December 6, 2012

      Amanda – This recipe was definitely an experiment that just happened to turn into a delicious dish. Thanks for checking it out, let me know if you end up making it.

  3. aamaksimchuk
    May 11, 2013

    Ugh! I have everything except avocados! If I had avocados I would have made this amazing recipie by now instead of commenting about how great it sounds! Your blog is truly inspiring! Thank you!

    • Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]
      May 11, 2013

      Too bad! Bookmark it for the next time you have avocados in the house. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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