Guacamole

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

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.

Guacamole

Ingredients:

      • 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.

Guacamole process

Guacamole Tortilla

Preparation method:

  1. Cut avocado into large chunks and mash coarsely in a bowl with a fork.
  2. 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.
  3. Guacamole is ready. Serve with tortilla chips or use as a spread while making sandwiches.

Guacamole

Notes:

  • 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. 

Guacamole Tortilla

5 comments:

  1. Looks yummy....Tastes great with tortilla chips :)

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  2. looks yummy and tempting..

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  3. Hi Shanthi ,

    Looks YummYYYY !!

    Neat presentation:))

    Keep on Dear..

    Welcome to

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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