Guacamole With Charred Jalapeno and Scallions

Recipe by Bonnie G 2
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 2 cups


  • 3
    medium scallions, white and tender green parts only
  • 2
    medium garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1
    jalapeno, seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2
    avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2
    tablespoons lime juice, fresh
  • 12
    teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat a grill pan.
  • In small bowl, toss scallions, garlic and jalapeno with the vegetable oil.
  • Grill over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until charred all over, 5-6 minutes.
  • Transfer to a work surface and let cool.
  • Finely chop scallions and jalapeno and transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Peel the garlic cloves, mash them to a paste and add to the bowl.
  • Scoop the avocado into the bowl and coarsely mash with a fork.
  • Fold the cilantro and lime juice into the guacamole, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  • Variation.
  • For a brighter, crunchier guacamole, finely chop the scallions, garlic and jalapeno and stir them in raw.