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Szechuan Guacamole

Szechuan Guacamole

Szechuan and Mexcian cuisine come together in this spicy appetizer.


  • 1 large ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan hot bean sauce or Oriental chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomato or red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion


Place peeled avocado on a rimmed plate with garlic, ginger, five-spice powder, hot bean sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and cilantro. Coarsely mash avocado with a fork or potato masher, incorporating seasonings. Add salt to taste. Stir in the tomato and chopped red onion. Serve with shrimp chips.

Yield: 1 Cup

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