The Best Guacamole Recipe Without Tomatoes

Guacamole without tomatoes
Pineapple guacamole made with dried pineapple, tequila and chipotle is a great twist on an old classic. 

Guacamole Recipe without Tomatoes

This pineapple, guacamole recipe without tomatoes, has chipotle, tequila and scallions and always has everyone asking for more!

Pineapple guacamole made with dried pineapple, tequila and chipotle is a great twist on an old classic.

Who doesn’t love guacamole? As a child my mother would find ripe avocados which wasn’t easy to do when living in a small town in Illinois during the 60’s.

She often made it for special occasions such as Thanksgiving, which was probably the first time I ate it.

I would never think of serving a guac recipe for Thanksgiving but back then finding a fresh avocado in the grocery was a big deal and so it became a big deal at holidays.

Pineapple Guacamole

Well, that is until she discovered artichoke dip and then that quickly became our favorite.

Mom’s homemade guacamole recipe was made with a hard boiled egg and we happily devoured the bowl like rabid dogs.

No one had ever heard of fresh cilantro or grape tomatoes or even homemade tortilla chips.

So yeah, her guacamole recipe without tomatoes, was perfect…mainly because I hated tomatoes as a child!

We were happy to scoop the luscious green concoction with potato chips or Fritos, as nary a tortilla chip was found on the grocery shelves. My how that has changed.

She didn’t even have fresh lime juice. It was always made with that plastic green lime  that she squeezed into the mashed avocados.

Guacamole with Tequila

No food processor was used to make this fresh homemade guacamole, just fresh avocados and a hard boiled egg.

After I left home and moved West, I discovered guacamole in every form.

There were those that claimed they were the authentic guacamole recipe, and those that were supposedly the best guacamole recipe.

My simple guacamole recipe quickly became a good guacamole when I discovered the best way to find a ripe avocado. Not an easy thing to do, but it definitely makes a basic guacamole recipe so much better.

Really it’s amazing what some simple ingredients such as chopped onion, a bit of fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and a generous amount of garlic granules or fresh garlic can do to an avocado.

Guacamole

My guacamole recipe is without tomatoes-because really they are so unnecessary – though I might mix in some fresh chopped jalapenos which are so good.

Then I came up with this next-gen, easy guacamole recipe that always blows everyone away.

Just by adding a few common ingredients such as tequila and chipotle, makes your taste buds sing!

Adding in the dried pineapple, creates texture and really makes this a game changer.

One more thing. No white onion in this. I decided that green onions or scallions really let the perfect avocados shine. Somehow you can really taste the creamy avocados that go into this great recipe.

Guacamole without tomatoes

Want to make a lot of guacamole? This easy recipe is so accommodating. Just double or triple the proportions that are listed. One can never have enough guacamole!

If you happen to get an unripe avocado, as long as it’s not hard as a rock and can still be smashed with a fork, feel free to use it. You might have to add a bit more tequila, but it should still turn out OK!

Avocado lovers will be craving this easy appetizer.

I can’t say I have ever found anyone that doesn’t like guacamole. I’m sure there are those who won’t touch the stuff, but here in Colorado I haven’t found a one.

Guacamole Recipe without Tomatoes

Guacamole is what’s served everywhere along with salsa and chips as the standby appetizer.

Being so easy to whip up and now with the countless frozen varieties, one literally doesn’t have to do a thing but open a container and put out the chips.

Well, I know you now I’m not that type. I only use fresh ingredients, though I ‘m not sure where dried pineapple falls!

Like I said, my standard version of whipping up a guacamole dip, generally involved some garlic, some lime, and some cilantro and onions.

(For the record I prefer the flavor of lime over lemon juice, but if you only have lemon on hand, just use it.)

guacamole

Add some jalapeno for heat and season it up with salt, maybe a dash of black pepper and that is pretty much it.

Some put a little cumin in their guac, but not me. For some reason cumin is not one of my favored spices.

Anyway I often found myself utilizing the avocado as a last minute after thought. Pity the poor avocado!

Well, that is until I decided to take the time and come up with a new version. Still just as simple, but this time with a bit more thought involved.

Don’t give up on your old version, but sometimes it is a good thing to break out of your rut.

Enter the pineapple. Pineapple and avocado are both tropical fruits and work really well together.

Guacamole Recipe without Tomatoes

I decided it was time for them to elope. And what a wedding it was. Filled with sweetness and spice, it is a marriage that I dare say will last a long time!

Each bite contains the velvety texture of the avocado and the magical spiciness of chipotle, mixed with the delicious chewy, sweet taste of dried pineapple.

And don’t discount the tiny bit of tequila at work here. It certainly is not necessary to use, but just one teaspoon adds so much zip. Really. It does.

I’m not going to tell you to give up your perfect guacamole recipe, but truly this version might be your new great thing!

I know you know that Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. What better time to try a new version of guacamole?

Feel free to share and pin this recipe. It is a winner! 

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One thing I find very helpful when it comes to making guacamole is a molcajete. I use it to make the guacamole and I use it to serve in. Amazingly, it also helps keep the avocado from turning brown!

There are lots of gadgets for avocadoes. I am not a gadget person, but this set did look interesting. However I merely use a spoon to scoop my avocado half from its shell!

 

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Guacamole Recipe without Tomatoes

Pineapple Guacamole with Chipotle and Tequila

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Mexican/American

Description

This is my favorite guacamole recipe! No tomatoes, but add chipotle, scallions, dried pineapple and tequila for a real crowd pleaser!


Ingredients

Scale

1 ripe avocado
3 T dried pineapple (I used Mariani, sold in the produce section)
1/4 c finely chopped green onion
2 T chopped cilantro
23 t chopped chipotle (I always have these in the fridge.They can be found in the Mexican food section as chipotles in adobo sauce. Transfer to another container and keep in the fridge. They keep indefinitely.)
1/8 t salt or to taste
1 t tequila


Instructions

Chop dried pineapple into small pieces. Place in a small mixing bowl.

Add green onion, cilantro, chipotle, salt and tequila.

Mix up and then add your avocado. Mash it well with a fork, into the other ingredients.

I love this with blue corn tortilla chips that are seasoned with chile powder!


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A great guacamole with dried pineapple, chipotle and tequila. Jazz up your avocados. You will love this new twist! #guacamole #dips #appetizers #MexicanFood www.thisishowicook.com

 

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    April 26, 2021 at 7:05 am

    What a flavorful and yummy change-up to traditional guacamole! Love the pineapple idea!

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    mjskitchen
    April 21, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    First time I’ve seen pineapple in guacamole. Sounds quite delicious! And of course the chipotle and the tequila sends this guacamole over the top.

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    sherry
    April 21, 2021 at 1:10 am

    wow now there’s an interesting idea. dried pineapple!? i bet it’s delicious!

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    Healthy World Cuisine
    April 18, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Love this idea. A little sweetness from the pineapple and it will help with the oxidation issue to too to keep it fresher longer. Just need to grab some chips and we have everything to make this delicious treat.

    • Reply
      Abbe
      April 20, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      You are right, Bobbie. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this recipe was!

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    Linger
    April 17, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Wow, this recipe is so enticing and very interesting with the pineapple. What a great idea since as you said they are both tropical. It is nice to shake things up a bit and I am definitely willing to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Chef Mimi
    April 16, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Very very interesting! I am not sure whatโ€™s weirder, tequila or dried pineapple! Definitely not traditional, but Iโ€™m willing to try it!

    • Reply
      Abbe
      April 16, 2021 at 5:11 pm

      Not weird Mimi! Just good!

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    sippitysup
    August 21, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I followed this same train of thinking with peach guacamole not too long ago and the results were fantastic, not as beautiful as your pineapple version but delicious nonetheless. GREG

  • Reply
    Denise Browning
    July 30, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    This is the most creative take on guacamole that i have ever seen.

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    shannon weber
    April 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    sounds so refreshing! I love guacamole so many ways – classic, spruced up with fruit, whatever; i'm in so long as the flavor is there, and it sounds like the flavors are everywhere in this one! delicious, Abbe.

  • Reply
    mimi rippee
    April 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Fabulous!!!

  • Reply
    Holly @ abakershouse.com
    April 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I am obsessed with mango guacamole but never thought to use pineapple– fresh or dried– and it sounds like a great match. And to add tequila too? You are ready for Cinco de Mayo for sure! I could eat the whole bowl!

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    Biz
    April 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I never would have thought to add pineapple to guacamole, but I am totally trying this – except leaving out the stinky onion! ๐Ÿ˜› thanks for your comment the other day – I appreciate it! Hugs!

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    Sue/the view from great island
    April 15, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I love how vivid this is!

  • Reply
    Denise Browning
    April 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    A great spin on the classic guacamole… and what gorgeous pictures!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I didn't even know what quacamole was until I went to college! I'm not sure my mother ever bought an avocado while I was living at home ๐Ÿ™‚ It's certainly a favorite of ours now. What a great recipe, Abbe! I love the sound of the dried pineapple. I like to take chipotles and freeze them individually. I didn't realize they would late so long in the frig!

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    Karen @Baking In A Tornado
    April 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Never would have thought of pineapple in guac but now I can't wait to try it. Great idea!

  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    April 15, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Now this is a Guacamole that we can truly say Wholly Guacamole!!! Great flavour combinations must be alike a party in your mouth. Beautiful photos. Sharing, of course!

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    Angie Schneider
    April 15, 2015 at 2:57 am

    How creative! I have never thought of adding dried fruit in my avocado dip before…now I can't wait to give it a try! It looks very delicious.

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    Kitchen Riffs
    April 15, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Gosh, this recipe really does look like a winner! Love the idea of the pineapple. And I'll never turn down anything with tequila. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Really nice — thanks.

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      April 15, 2015 at 2:44 am

      It was a winner! Blue ribbon for sure! Thanks John!

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    April 15, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Wow – I'm just reading along enjoying your guacamole recipe and then I see my name! Go figure! I won – whoop whoop! Awesome! Thank you so much – and thanks for this fabulous recipe – love me some guac!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      April 15, 2015 at 2:42 am

      Finally someone I feel I know won! Manservant laughs at me because I'm so careful! This really turned out to be great guac. I ate the whole bowl! Luckily I didn't eat it all with chips!

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    Liz Berg
    April 14, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I think I had my first taste of guacamole in Colorado and fell hard! Avocados were probably just as scarce in Iowa as they were in Illinois back in the day! I've never thought of adding dried pineapple, but it sounds seriously scrumptious ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Abbe Odenwalder
      April 15, 2015 at 2:24 am

      When did avocados become so plentiful? Good thing they did! The pineapple really works so well in this! Thanks Liz!

  • Reply
    adamjholland
    April 14, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    With this recipe, I'm naming you as an honorary Texan. And a Dallas Junior Leaguer at that! Muy Bueno! This looks mighty sassy!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      April 15, 2015 at 2:23 am

      Well, you certainly made my in laws day! I think they always blamed me for Manservant not coming back to Texas! And I'm a Junior Leaguer, too! Somehow I missed out on that! Sassy? Could be!

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