Guacamole

Guacamole is a Mexican dip made from Avocados.

 

Preparation time. 10 minutes

Ingredients

Ripe avocados – 2 nos.

Minced red onion (preferred) or white onion – 1/2 cup

Minced green chillies – 1 teaspoon (optional)(as desired)

Fresh lime or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Black pepper powder – a generous pinch

Chopped ripe tomatoes – 1/2 no. (remove the seeds and pulp)

Finely chopped coriander leaves (kothamalli) – 2 tablespoons

Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

Preparation

1. In a mixing bowl, add the chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, lime or lemon juice, tomatoes, salt and pepper. If you are not confident about the spiciness, add green chillies little by little and check the spiciness.

2. Cut avocados in half. Remove its seed and scoop its pulp from the peel. Transfer the pulp to the mixing bowl. Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. Remember, the guacamole should have chunky avocados so do not mash them finely.

3.  Cover the guacamole using a plastic wrap to prevent it from oxidation. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve. Tortilla chips

Notes

  • Use only ripe avocados.
  • If you are going to serve the Guacamole after some time, then add the tomatoes at the time of serving.
  • If you don’t have time for cutting onions and tomatoes, take a 1/4 cup of salsa and mix it with mashed avocados.
  • You can also add sour cream to your Guacamole.
  • If you could refrigerate Guacamole for 1 hour, it will give you a best flavor. This is optional.
  • If you are planning to serve it later, cover Guacamole with plastic wrap to prevent it from oxidation. Refrigerate until you serve.

FAQ

How to check whether the avocados are ripen?

Gently press the outside of the avocado. If the skin is not soft enough to press, then the avocado is not ripe and will not taste good. If they are soft when you press them, avocados are ripe. If the avocados are very soft, then they are past ripe and would not be good.

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