Cheese-Topped Guacamole

In this play on nachos, chef Gonzalo Martinez of Casa de Sierra Nevada tops a chunky guacamole with gooey melted cheese.

Chef Tip Mild queso oaxaca is the best cheese for melting.


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  • Servings: 4 to 6
KEY: Summer, Barbecue/Cookout, Cocktail Party, Game Day, New Year's Eve, Mexican, Southwestern/Tex-Mex, Appetizers/starters, Dips & Spreads, Basic/Easy, Fast, Vegetarian

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  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Tortilla chips for serving
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 2 Hass avocados, diced
  • 1 cup shredded queso oaxaca or Monterey Jack
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced

How to make this recipe

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, mint, jalapeño and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Melt the cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, pour over the guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.
Contributed By Photo © Quentin Bacon Published May 2009

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