Whether you are hosting your immediate family, and friends, or maybe you desire a healthy dip for your finger snacks, this homemade guacamole recipe comes in handy.
- 2 avocados
- ½ of big lime or 1 whole small lime
- ½ bulb of purple/red onions chopped
- 1 small – medium size tomato (remove seeds & inner membrane and chop)
- 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro (or parley)
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste (white or black pepper works, may also add spicy pepper for a spicy kick.)
- Cut open avocados, gently remove the seed and scope them out into a clean bowl. Add some pepper, sprinkle some salt and squeeze in the whole juice from that lime unto the avocado.
- Then begin to mash, personally I do not want my guacamoles very smooth, so I would roughly mash with a fork to the consistency that I desire. It is now time to add the other ingredients: green onions, purple/red onions, tomatoes, cilantro or parsley, and a bit more salt (if it needs it). At this time you may also add some fresh habanero peppers or crushed red peppers for extra spiciness.
- Taste for flavor and adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve with whatever you desire. If you are having guests, there is no limit to what you can serve with guacamole; try cucumber slices, sesame seed crackers (or any crackers), celery sticks, carrots to mention a few (just like I did). Also, roasted ripe plantains, steamed rice, grilled fish are equally fantastic with guacamole.
The lime-juice is crucial for guacamole; it helps it to stay and look green for a bit longer. Not only does lime has excellent health benefits, but it also prevents the guacamole from browning.
You would think tomatoes can cause the guacamole to be more watery, but I have always had a different experience. As long as you remove the tomato seed and inner membrane, you will be ok, and your guacamole will be excellent.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: appetizer/snacks
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
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