Guacamole

The ingredients for guacamole

Guacamole is my all time favourite recipe. It’s easy to make, everybody loves it, and it’s very healthy too. Because a good guacamole is all about avocados, make sure you’ve got some ripe ones. If you’re not sure how to select a ripe avocado, read my tips.

Like with all recipes there are a lot of variations of guacamole out there. One is spicy, the other mild, or chunky or smooth. I’ll be sharing the recipe I got from my Mexican roommate when I was living in Mexico City. It’s a mild guacamole, because Mexicans add enough chilli sauce to their food, but you can spice it up with some cayenne pepper if you want.

Of course guacamole contains some of the main ingredients of Mexican cuisine: coriander or cilantro, lime and salt. To be precise, you’ll need:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • juice of half a lime
  • roughly 1 table spoon or to taste of fresh coriander, chopped up
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 (roma) tomato seedless and diced
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Mash the avocados

Mash the avocado with a fork.

Add other ingredients

When it’s a smooth texture add the onions, tomato, and the coriander. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed properly with the mashed avocados.

Add lime juice

Finish it off with a squeeze of lime juice. Again, mix it well with the other ingredients.

Guacamole and tortilla chips

You’ll end up with a bit of a chunky texture. If you prefer a smooth guacamole, just put all the ingredients in the food processor to chop it up fine. Transfer it into a bowl, and serve the guacamole immediately. It’s as easy as that! I’ve added a big bowl of tortilla chips to dip, but you can also chop up some veggies like carrots to dip or put the guacamole on top of tortillas.

Store your guacamole with plastic foil on top

If you want to store the guacamole for a while you can add some extra lime juice, and cover it with plastic foil. But the tastiest is to eat the guacamole straight after preparing.

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