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Cuban Guac For Atypical Types & WAPO Readers

Cuban Style Guacamole

My dad’s best friend lives in Paris and is a cool 50-something year old. He emails me every now and then to check up on me and exchange the good life of his city vs. the sometimes displeasing lifestyle of us Americans. I really do appreciate an email at 4 am, if I’m up. A history lesson on aristocrats of 16th century Europe, will help me fall asleep for sure.

When we visit France, we always stay with him. And he feeds us so well. Very well. A $750 dinner for 5 last year deserves a post of its own. I call him a bougie Cuban. He left Miami 17 years ago to make a European life for himself. I don’t mind at all.

Though he doesn’t care too much for the Superbowl, I asked him if he did prepare something for the single day where ads cost 2.7 BILLION DOLLARS, what would it be. His culinary expectations have certainly been elevated, but something about being born in Cuba and fighting against the revolution sustains all things motherland. He suggested something so damn good!


PINEAPPLE! Yes, good ol’ pineapple!! WOW! I was so surprised to get his email that mentioned a guac he used to eat in Cuba with this yummy fruit. This recipe is for the readers of the Washington Post food section….We’ve been having a discussion on the best salsa’s for tomorrow’s bowl game. Traditional salsa won hands down with different variations, but I suggested a guac they’d probably not had before– nor I had truthfully. And for M who loves food just as much as I do… only he’s a two-time expat that is a professed connoisseur of French cuisine.



Cuban style guacamole

I literally just made this, in hopes of saving it for tomorrow but between my friend and her brother, it was gone in 5 minutes. We didn’t have chips so they ate it with wheat salted crackers. Not my choice, but I tried it.

For tomorrow, please do yourself a favor and try something different! I promise you’ll love this recipe. I doubt I’ll ever make guacamole the same way again. The pineapple adds that perfect touch of dulce that I so need in my life right now.

If you do try it, let me know!

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Cuban-Style Guacamole W/Pineapple

Ingredients:This recipe is good for about 5 people. Double if you want to feed the masses.

  • 2 Haas avocados
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin * (you don’t have to, but I think it’s great to add)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1.5 cup fresh pineapple, small chunks
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato, diced
  • 5 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped


Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Place in medium serving bowl, scooping out all of the avocado with a teaspoon. Mash avocado with fork, allowing some chunks to remain. Mash & stir longer if you want a smoother dip. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Drizzle in olive oil. Add garlic, onion, tomato, red pepper, and mix well. Add and gently stir in pineapple and cilantro. Adjust for salt. Serve and please do enjoy! Serves about 5.

* in answer to some questions, this recipe does not call for lime. I was surprised as well but the pineapple compensates for it. Trust me, you won’t miss it!

14 thoughts on “Cuban Guac For Atypical Types & WAPO Readers

  1. What a nice touch – adding the pineapple… yum! But, you don’t (or the recipe doesn’t call for) add any lime to your guac? I can’t imagine guac without lime! But I think I may try a bit of pineapple in mine next time – maybe the citrus flavor from that takes the place of the lime? -amy @ http://www.neverfull.wordpress.com

  2. Bren,
    This guacamole looks very tempting 🙂
    I love plain version so I can only imagine how this one must taste… I’m adding it to my “recipes 2 try”….
    Enjoy your day, Margot

  3. Wow! I would’ve never thought of that, but it sounds deliciously exotic. I was debating what to do for the big game today and this is my answer. Yum yum! Oh, and yes, we have the same last name :-p

  4. Hey Girl!! I truly loved your Guac last nite. The garlic, cumin and pineapple truly gave a twist to guac. This is a keeper!! Never a dull moment with Flanboyant Eats!

  5. Amy: the lime isn’t necessary b/c of the pineapple. You won’t miss it!

    Coffee & Vanilla: You shouldn’t wait too long to try it! 🙂 The plain version is good too but when you have this one, you
    just might get like me and adopt this one as your new “plain” version 🙂

    Ben: Sorry you didn’t try it for the superbowl, but when you do, let me know it turned it for you!

    Simone: Thanks for putting up with “mood” that night…I love your cocina.

    Brylnn: It’s not only pretty amazing..it’ so good I’m not sure I’ll ever make it without pineaapple again. But wait, how about mango!! Hmmm.. I might try that one too. If you try it, let me know how you liked it.

  6. Ooooh, this dip is the bomb!!! Oh my goodness, thanks for posting. I had the pleasure of tasting it made by the one and only ‘Bren’ and I must say thank you, thank you!
    The pineapples really sets it off. You’re amazing B.

  7. Bren this sounds fabulous!  I love the idea of using pineapple and red onion!  Thank you for alerting me to the recipe.

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