Byron Bay Guacamole – A Guest Post for Simplify.Create.Inspire

The modern Australian cuisine is a true representation of the multicultural camaraderie of this country. The culinary influences of other cultures are a marked feature of the food here and when combined with the beautiful produce of this country puts Australia at the top of the gourmet world map.

The same goes for today’s recipe too. In his book Mercurio’s Menu, Paul Mercurio writes about his visits to Byron Bay where he was introduced to Russian garlic. This experience inspired him to come up with the ‘Byron bay guacamole’ in which he used jalapenos and Russian garlic to spice up this much loved Mexican dip.

Now, I couldn’t find Russian garlic in the area where I live but came across some beautiful ‘single clove garlic’ at the farmer’s market in Dandenong plaza. Also known as solo garlic or pearl garlic, this is my first experience with this type of garlic. Smaller in size with purple striations, I found it has a milder ‘garlicky’ taste and has a beautiful smell especially when roasted.


I would strongly recommend using a mortar and pestle to make this guacamole. I prepared mine using this beauty from Kitchenware Direct.


And this dish is a guest post I did for Holly of Simplify.Create.Inspire. To describe her in a nutshell, a mother, a blogger, and an ex-prison officer now studying to be a psychologist (wow!), Holly’s blog is all about her journey through life staying in touch with her creative self. So hop over not just for this amazing recipe but also to get creatively inspired.



So, here’s the recipe for Byron bay guacamole – creamy avocado chunks infused with the sweetness of roasted pearl garlic and spiced with rustic smoky jalapenos.




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11 thoughts on “Byron Bay Guacamole – A Guest Post for Simplify.Create.Inspire

  1. […] for our tacos, we go with a guacamole or avocado crema and a separate salsa (like this mango salsa when mangoes are in season or a spicy […]

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  2. […] Byron Bay Guacamole […]

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  3. […] market so just replace it with our country garlic and believe me, you won’t know the difference. Check out the recipe to make this Mexican […]


  4. I Spy Plum Pie November 3, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply

    I’ve never seen single garlic like that before! Will have to keep an eye out for it. This looks delish, thanks for joining the linkup again!


    • vanyadhanya November 3, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply

      it was a first for me too; you are welcome dear


  5. afracooking August 24, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply

    The main thing I rememeber from my visit to Byron Bay is the smell of incence in all the shops 🙂 …..not garlic 😉 But what an intersting thing to learn about – never knew the garlic you mention – or the one you use – existed


    • vanyadhanya August 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm Reply

      same here Afra. never knew of Russian garlic and then I went in search of it to find pearl garlic. Well, learning never stops with Mother nature


  6. Shruti August 21, 2014 at 2:04 am Reply

    Loved a twist on classic guacamole!!! Will try this one soon… 🙂


  7. begaaccommodation August 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Byron Bay Guacamole is an interesting place to visit, I will include it in my itinerary.


  8. mscate August 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Wow that garlic looks amazing!


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