This delicious guacamole recipe, uniquely garnished with cheese, pumpkin seeds, and chicharron, comes from chef Rick Bayless -- it's the heart of his Cinco de Mayo guacamole bar. Get All the Recipes
In a medium dry skillet, roast garlic over medium heat, turning, until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. When garlic is cool enough to handle, peel and finely chop.
Halve avocados lengthwise and remove pit; scoop flesh into a large bowl. Add garlic, cilantro, and lime juice; coarsely mash until well combined. Season with about 1 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a serving bowl and press plastic wrap directly on surface of guacamole to cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on tortilla chips or bread slices with desired toppings.