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Guacamole con Alga Marina

Guacamole does not have to be complicated.  In fact, it’s one of the easiest, fastest – and most delicious – dips you can make.  This is a very basic recipe, made with the addition of kelp granules, which add a salty flavor along with some extra nutrition.   This recipe name translates literally to “guacamole with seaweed”, and this recipe name was offered up by a visitor to my website (and let’s face it, this recipe name makes this dish sound fantastically sophisticated)!
Course dips
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups avocado cut in chunks (roughly 2 medium-large avocadoes, peels and stones removed)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt a little scant
  • 1 tsp kelp granules I use Maine Coast Sea Seasonings brand


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients (starting with 1 tbsp of lemon juice) and mash.  Mash to desired consistency, keeping some chunkier pieces or mashing until fairly smooth.  Serve, seasoning to taste with additional sea salt and lemon/lime juice if desired (you may want the extra lemon juice and a touch more salt if using the full 1 ¾ cups of avocado). Serves 4 or more (maybe 2 in my house)! :D


  • Note:  Want to enhance this guacamole?  I like it simple, as above, but you can certainly jazz it up and vary it from time to time.  Some options include chopped fresh tomatoes (about ½ cup), a finely chopped shallot, a clove of garlic (finely minced or pressed), finely chopped cilantro (about 1/3 cup), a few pinches of cumin, or a combination of some of these ingredients.
  • Note:  Since avocado oxidizes quickly, it’s best to serve this soon after making it so the guacamole doesn’t turn brownish.  If, however, you need to store it for an hour or more, see this post.