Guacamole

Guacamole

When we think of Mexico, and of course the food is what comes first in our minds, we think of Enchiladas, Tortillas, Salsa and of course Guacamole. Especially when we are  cooking mexican food or eating nachos while lying lazy on the couch and watching movies, we never want to miss guacamole.

The word guacamole comes from the Aztec “Ahuacamolli”, which means more or less “avocado in semi-liquid form”.

With its fresh coriander and the sour lemon juice, it is perfectly matching with the earthy taste of nachos or Tortillas. And in addition: it is very healthy. Avocado is the fruit (yes, it is a fruit!) with the highest fat level. Full of healthy vegetable fats the avocado contains a lot of essential vitamins as well. So don’t worry too much if you perhaps end up with an empty bag of nachos at the end of the movie.

Since there are many different recipes out there and probably many possibilities to create your own version of guacamole, we would rather share the basic, original recipe with you. So if you prepare the base you can decide on your own, how to spice up your guacamole according to your taste (of course we have some tips for you).


Guacamole recipe

» Serves: 4
» Time: 10 mins

Ingrediens

2 Ripe avocado
1,5 Lemon
1  onion
1 Fresh jalapeno chilli
Fresh Coriander
Salt
Pepper

Direction

  1. First of all cut the avocados in half and remove the seed
  2. Secondly, spoon out the pulp and smash it with a fork or masher (do not put it in the blender)
  3. After that, cut the onions and the chilli into small pieces and mix it with the pulp
  4. Then put in the lemon juice and stir in salt and pepper.
  5. Finally chop the coriander and mix it with the guacamole before serving.

Tips

  • You want to save the guacamole for later in case of sudden hunger? Therefore store it with the seed placed on the avocado mixture. The enzymes of the seed prevent the oxidation and keep the pulp fresh and green.
  • Alway use ripe avocados! If the avocados are soft and have a rough shell, you will get a delicious  guacamole out of it.
  • In case you don’t find a ripe avocado, just wrap it into a newspaper. This will speed up the ripening process.
  • Furthermore you can also add tomatos or galic. This will spice up your guacamole.


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