Guacamole. A very simple dip with a wonderful exotic aroma.
Guacamole is an avocado-based Mexican dip that is now popular all around the world. The word "guacamole" comes from the word "auacamolli" (āhuacamolli), of an Aztec dialect, which means "avocado sauce".
Even though the main ingredient of guacamole is avocado, what gives this dip an exotic flavor and unique aroma and freshness is lime and fresh cilantro. If you don't have lime and cilantro, you can easily replace them with lemon and fresh parsley, respectively, which you probably already have at home. Many people don't like fresh cilantro, so it's clearly a matter of taste whether you'll replace it or not. Fresh cilantro, however, gives a special flavor and it is worth trying it this way at least once, which we recommend.
Guacamole has a creamy texture, amazing flavor, and is very nutritious. It is usually served as a dip with nachos, as a sauce in salads, sandwiches, bruschettas or wraps, but also as a side dish in Mexican dishes, such as burritos and fajitas. It is great for parties, and you can also pair it with your favorite drink.
Guacamole is a real treat for those who follow a vegan diet, and not only!
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Awesome guacamole in 10 minutes!
- 4 avocados ripe
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- ½ green bell pepper finely chopped
- ½ red pepper (round or Florinis) finely chopped
- 3 limes or 2 lemons (their juice - about 9 Tbsp)
- 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro (or parsley) finely chopped
- 1 tomato (without the seeds) finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- In a bowl, mash the avocados with a fork, add the lime juice and garlic and mix. The texture is very important. Slightly mash the avocados, leaving some larger pieces in.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and mix lightly.
- Serve as:
- Dip with nachos, pitas, breadsticks, or veggie sticks (such as carrots or celery).
- Side dish, mostly in Mexican dishes, such as burritos or fajitas.
- Sauce in salads. It pairs well with nachos, lettuce, corn, peppers, carrots, and red beans.
- Sauce in sandwiches, bruschettas, and vegan wraps.
- It pairs wonderfully with drinks such as Sangria and Margarita cocktail.
- Because the coriander It has a special taste, if we haven't tried it before, we add it little by little and trying it until we find the ratio we like.
- It's important your avocados to be ripe. You can understand this from the texture, but also the color of the stalk. They are ripe and ideal for consumption when they're not hard and are lightly pressed, and when their stalk is brown at its base when we take it out. If it's light green they're unripe and if it's black they're overripe.
- You can easily cut an avocado, slicing it in half lengthwise, removing the pit and scooping it's soft inside part with a large spoon.
- You can also add yellow bell pepper or finely chopped lettuce.
- If you don't serve the guacamole right away, store in the fridge in an airtight bowl or other container, after you've placed an avocado pit in the center of the bowl, so that it doesn't turn brown.
- Brush the sliced avocados that you don't use immediately with some lemon so they don't turn brown.
- You can keep the avocado pits and plant them directly in the soil.