With loads of fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin E, avocados are a genuine superfood. Tim Cushman purees them with roasted tomatillos, garlic and jalapeño to create a tangy guacamole-like dip that's great with baked tortilla chips.
Tequila is a strong flavor, so more is not necessarily more in this recipe. You should also use high-quality tequila—something you’d be fine drinking. Mezcal would also work very well, providing an additional smoky note.
Choosing a guacamole recipe that will please everybody is no easy task, but this one from F&W's Marcia Kiesel is a winner because of its subtle tartness, nicely balanced heat and creamy-chunky texture.
In this lightened version of guacamole, tomatillo puree replaces some of the rich avocado, adding a bit of sweetness and tang; roasted poblano contributes a little heat. Stretching the recipe with roasted peppers, cherry or grape tomatoes, or diced jicama, mango or papaya would lighten it even more. This dip deserves the best homemade, oven-baked tortilla chips: Cut stacked corn tortillas into wedges, spray or brush them lightly with oil, then bake at 375° until curled and crisp.
Mexico City native Richard Sandoval makes his guacamole tableside in a volcanic-rock molcajete (mortar and pestle) and serves it with hot, superthin corn tortilla chips and two kinds of salsa: avocado-and-tomatillo and fresh tomato.