Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated from Mexico. It has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle/Stone tool for mashing) with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato,onion, lime juice, chili, yogurt and/or additional seasonings.
Guacamole is a very healthy recipe. Although we tend to think of avocados as high calorie, they are extremely healthy for us. The garlic and lemon juice are also very healthy foods.
- 2 nos – Ripe avocado (peeled and seeded)
- 1 no – onion (small sized, chopped finely)
- 1 no – Garlic (chopped finely)
- 2 nos – Green chilli (remove seeds, chopped finely)
- 2 tbsp – Olive oil
- 1 tbsp – Lime juice
- Salt as needed
- Fresh Italian parley or coriander leaves.
- Cut avocado into large chunks and mash coarsely in a bowl with a fork.
- Add remaining ingredients along with mashed avocado and blend gently with a fork. The guacamole does not have to be absolutely smooth. Leaving a few small chunks is fine and some people prefer it that way.
- Guacamole is ready. Serve with tortilla chips or use as a spread while making sandwiches.
- Make sure the avocados are nice and ripe or they will be too hard to mash. Buy your avocado a few days before you need it and let it sit out on the kitchen counter.
- Do not cut the avocado until you are ready to make the guacamole. It needs the acid in the lime juice to keep it from turning brown.