Guacamole – Fresh Avocado dip

Guacamole – Fresh Avocado dip
Guacamole - fresh avocado dip, is made of fresh avocados mixed with chopped onion, tomatoes, chili peppers, cilantro, lemon juice and seasonings. I have tried guacamole in many Mexican restaurants. An avocado is a bright green fruit with a large pit and dark leathery skin. They’re the go-to ingredient for guacamole dips. Guacamole is a side dish that goes well with tortilla chips, wraps, sandwiches or quesadillas. The best part of this dip is that we can keep it very simple or make it more complex by adding many ingredients ( Refer to notes section on some customizations). The Guacamole avocado dip combines lot of nutrients and fibers that are very helpful in preventing many health issues. I have tried Guacamole avocado dip with the following dishes as a side or topping :
  1. Toasted Bread with a topping of fried eggs and guacamole
  2. Tortilla wrap with fresh salad and guacamole with an extra topping of sour cream and finely chopped jalapeno peppers.
  3. Use as a dip for fresh veggies like carrots, broccoli, cucumber, celery
  4.  With Pita chips or tortilla chips as a dip
  5. Quesadilla ( refer to my recipe for Vegetarian Quesadilla with black beans )
I am sharing a basic version of guacamole as it is very simple to prepare in under 30 minutes.
Cuisine ,
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings 5
Description

This recipe for guacamole is simple and quick to make with basic fresh ingredients. Guacamole dip is a perfect accompaniment for Tortilla Chips, Nachos, Quesadillas or other mexican dishes. Packed with essential nutrients, this dish is not only healthy but very tasty.

Ingredients
  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 Small sweet red onion (Minced ( you can use white onion also))
  • 1 Roma Tomato (seeded and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers (seeded and diced)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriender (Finely chopped)
  • Sea Salt (To taste)
  • Ground Black Pepper (Optional , A pinch)
Instructions
    1. Peel the avocado skins and gently scrap the flesh from the seed
    2. Mash the avocado chunks into a rough paste.
    3. Make sure that some small chunks remain
    4. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. ( use only half of the jalapeno. You can add the rest later based on how spicy you want the dip to be)
    5. Adjust salt level
Notes

 

  1. The avocados have to be fresh and of perfect ripeness – If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it's ripe and ready-to-eat. Ripe, ready to eat avocados may have a darker color but color can vary so it is best to go by feel as well as color. If the avocado is mushy, it is probably over ripe and not fit.
  2. You can customize the basic version by adding boiled black beans, cheeses, Basil, hummus or chick peas, fresh corn,

You may add red pepper flakes to make the dip more spicy

Keywords: Guacamole, avocado, dip, tortilla, quesadillas, Mexican,
Vinay Mummigatti

I love traveling, cooking, and reading. This blog is a reflection of my passion for cooking. Food is a representation of culture and I have tried to assimilate foods from different cultures across the world. I am an Indian by birth who moved to the USA 20 years back. I hope my recipes and articles bring new experiences and joy to the readers. Please share your comments and feedback.