Pineapple Guacamole

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

This post is sponsored by Garden of Eatin’.

I realized the other day that it has been nearly a year — a year! — since I posted a guacamole recipe on the blog.

Highly unacceptable.  Especially considering that chips and salsa and guac are basically a food group unto themselves in mi casa, and make an appearance at least weekly (if not more).

Most of the time, I’m a purist with my guac and tend to stick to my classic recipe for perfect guacamole.  (I stand by the name — it’s hard to beat!)  But for a fresh twist for spring this week, I decided to try adding some fresh pineapple to a batch of guac to share with my friends for our weekly neighbor night.  And oh man, the second I began chopping up that sweet and juicy pineapple, I knew that delicious things were ahead.

We loved this guac!!!

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

Ok, honestly I would have been shocked if I didn’t love this recipe, because pineapple and guac are two of my favorite foods on earth.  But I had forgotten how much I love fruity guacamole recipes, especially when that extra sweetness pairs with the subtle (or you can make it not-so-subtle) kick of jalapeno.

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

And even better, when that sweet + spicy + creamy combination can pair with some lightly salted, hearty chips.  And with as much salsa and guac as I consume, you’d better believe I have developed some opinions on my preferred chips, which is why I’m pretty stoked to be partnering with Garden of Eatin’ for today’s post.

This brand of chips has been one of my favorites for years, mostly because they taste great and are the perfect thickness to scoop up a good bite of guacamole without crumbling on you.  But I also love that they’re made with organic ingredients, and just 3 simple ingredients at that (organic corn, oil and salt), plus they’re certified gluten-free.  Win, win, win.

Oh, and I happen to think the blue corn tortilla chips look extra lovely when paired with this green and yellow guacamole.  Because anyone who knows me will vouch that the more colors in my food, the merrier this food blogger tends to be.  ;)

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

Speaking of color, check out the pretty rainbow of ingredients in this guac!

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

To make it, simply mash everything together to your desired level of chunky-ness.  (I like mine pretty chunky!)  And don’t be afraid to mash up the pineapple a bit too, so that the juices infuse the guac.
Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then dish it up!  I added some extra pineapple and cilantro on top for serving to make things pretty, and also because I apparently can’t get enough pineapple in my life.
Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

And then we dished this up for my neighbor night with friends.  I actually was coming from another happy hour with friends, and ended up strolling into my apartment at the same time as all of my neighbors.  So this was the perfect quick and easy appetizer to whip up at the last minute.  Everyone loved it, so I hope you do too!

So grab a fresh pineapple and some avocados, and let’s guac and roll, baby!

Pineapple Guacamole

This pineapple guacamole recipe is easy to make, made with fresh ingredients, and the pineapple gives it the perfect sweet and delicious twist!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, minced (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • dash of cumin
  • for serving: Garden of Eatin' corn tortilla chips

Directions:

Mash together avocados, jalapeno, pineapple, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin with a fork until well-mixed.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra fresh pineapple and chopped cilantro, served with corn tortilla chips.  Or cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

This post is sponsored by Garden of Eatin’.  I am partnering with them to bring you some fresh recipes to enjoy with their tasty chips this season, and all opinions are my own as always.  Thanks for supporting the brands that help make this site possible!

Pineapple Guacamole Recipe -- all of the goodness of this classic dip, sweetened up with some fresh pineapple! | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 25, 2015 @ 6:14 am (#)

    I am a firm believer that pineapple can never be a bad idea, and this just proves my point! I am typically a guac purist as well, and don’t like to mess with a perfectly simply avocado recipe, but I am ALL OVER this fruity addition! Pinned!

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

      Thanks Taylor, I hope you enjoy it! : )

  2. Ali's Mom — March 25, 2015 @ 6:27 am (#)

    Pineapple with everything…love it!

  3. Lee — March 25, 2015 @ 7:13 am (#)

    All of my favs in one bowl. Pinned! Also- I actually love your mom’s comment name :D

  4. Kelly — March 25, 2015 @ 9:29 am (#)

    I love guacamole and pineapples! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. S Lauren | Modern Granola — March 25, 2015 @ 10:12 am (#)

    This looks amazing! I love fresh pineapple with Mexican food. This is a must make!

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

      Thanks Lauren, hope you enjoy it!

  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 25, 2015 @ 10:32 am (#)

    OK you are convincing me to buy a pineapple!! Love all the creative ways you’re using it!! Now if only I could get my hand on some good avos!

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

      Haha, yes, do it! Best combo ever! : )

  7. Sara @ Cake Over Steak — March 25, 2015 @ 1:29 pm (#)

    Love it! I absolutely adore having fresh fruit in my gauc (like mango or kiwi), and pineapple sounds fab. I pity anyone who doesn’t like guacamole. I always want to eat the whole bowl.

  8. Kathryne — March 25, 2015 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    Oh man oh man! You know how much I love spicy pineapple and guacamole. Where’s my margarita?

  9. Julie @ Girl on the Move — March 25, 2015 @ 4:06 pm (#)

    This looks simply AMAZING!!!

  10. Katya @ Little Broken — March 25, 2015 @ 8:57 pm (#)

    This looks so fresh and so good Ali! Those Garden of Eden chips are so so good! I tried them for the first time this past weekend and they were amazing.

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

      Aren’t they great?? Perfect for scooping! :)

  11. Erin — March 26, 2015 @ 9:23 am (#)

    Omg! I seriously can’t believe how good this looks. Pair it up with some mango salsa and blood orange margaritas and I’d be in heaven. 

  12. Jennyroo — March 26, 2015 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    Be still my heart. Seriously, I am dying inside as I read this post. This. Is. Perfect. I need it now. Like seriously NOW.

    • Ali — March 26th, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

      Haha thanks Jenny!

  13. Carolina — March 26, 2015 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    Hi Ali!
    I was about to make this recipe. However, some of my friends do not like cilantro- is there any substitute that I could use for this recipe?

    Thanks!

    • Ali — March 26th, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

      Hey Carolina, you could try parsley, but that’s the only thing I can think of that is a close substitute. For a completely different flavor, you could throw in some fresh basil if your friends like that (I think it goes really well with pineapple and avocado). Hope that helps! : )

  14. Sarah (@ People, Places & Plates) — March 26, 2015 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    I always love a good mango guacamole or salsa, and this looks just as delicious!

  15. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 30, 2015 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    Nice!  I love adding pineapple to guacamole!

  16. Della Brown — April 4, 2015 @ 10:59 am (#)

    Can you tell me where I can find the chips? The recipe sounds yummy.

  17. Kathy — April 4, 2015 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    I thought I saw that you have a bread that is called Rye but gluten-free. Why can’t I find this in stores?

  18. Sharon — April 11, 2015 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    This sounds so good – I can’t wait to try it – but – what else can you do with it besides just serving it as a dip?

    • Ali — April 12th, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

      Thanks Sharon! You could add it on top of some grilled fish or chicken, put it in a burrito or taco, spread it on top of some grilled pita and add some salsa, or add it to a wrap! Hope you enjoy : )

  19. Onlyessential — April 21, 2015 @ 11:21 am (#)

    Your recipe looks healthy and delicious and I want to try this at home. Thanks for this very informative blog and what a healthy recipe. Can’t wait to try this pineapple guacamole. :-) Perfect for a  diet.

  20. Molly — May 29, 2015 @ 6:32 pm (#)

    This recipe was amazing!!!! I just tied for the win in my Spanish class’s guacamole contest!!! I added a little bit of garlic, but other than that this recipe was perfecto! Thank you soooo much!

    • Ali — July 6th, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

      Que bueno!!! That’s so awesome! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! :)

  21. Laura — September 17, 2015 @ 10:44 am (#)

    This is everything I’ve ever wanted, absolutely making this this weekend!

    Laura

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 17th, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks Laura, we hope you enjoy! :)

  22. Laura — October 12, 2015 @ 9:13 am (#)

    Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe on my blog (with a url link back to this page). If you want to view it I’ll include the link below :)

    Laura

    http://thefoxtrails.blogspot.com/2015/10/pineapple-guacamole.html

  23. Michele — January 25, 2016 @ 8:05 pm (#)

    this sounds delicious! do you think I could use small diced canned pineapple (in juice, not syrup of course)?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 26th, 2016 @ 7:46 am

      Thanks Michele! And we think that should be fine, we hope you enjoy! :)

  24. Snow — February 5, 2016 @ 10:50 am (#)

    Yes. This. With grilled shrimp. Mmmm. Soft tacos. 
    Gotta go to the store. NOW.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 8th, 2016 @ 7:39 am

      We’re so happy you liked this! :D

  25. Bea Herrera — February 8, 2016 @ 2:43 pm (#)

    I had this last night at a friend’s super bowl party and after getting over the feeling that my ancestors were frowning at me from heaven, it wasn’t so bad. I would add some habanero peppers to balance the sweetness. Maybe a bell pepper for those who aren’t partial to spicy food. And ditch the cumin.