Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Recipes

Classic Guacamole Recipe


Guacamole
Guacamole is a Mexican dip, snack, appetizer made from avocado. And it is one of my favorite snack. This is how I first fall head over heels with avocado… with the introduction of guacamole into my life! And who introduces guacamole to me? Food Safari; Mexican episode.

Guacamole Ingredients
You will need cilantro, onions, tomatoes, chilies & lime/lemon.

Onions
Chop the onions finely by going vertically and then horizontally.

Deseed Chilies
Remove the stem of 2 red chilies and carefully deseed ’em with a knife or spoon. If you want hotness, double the amount or choose jalapenos.

Guacamole Ingredients
Chop up the chilies finely as well.

Guacamole
Remove the pulp & seeds of 1/2 tomatoes and slice into small cubes.

Cilantro
Take a bunch of cilantro, hold it tight and chop ’em nice and fine.

Guacamole Ingredients
There you have it all the supporting ingredients waiting in a plate.

Avocado
Grab 2 ripe avocados.

Not sure how to choose & cut avocados? Read my Buying, Choosing & Cutting Avocado guide.

Scoop Avocado
Make sure you scoop out the very last flesh of avocado from the skin.

Mash Avocado
Mash the avocado with a fork.

Guacamole
This is not ready. But it’s looking good.

Guacamole
Add the supporting ingredients (chopped onions, chilies, cilantro), salt, pepper and lemon and mash some more.

Guacamole
Now this is more like it.

Over time, avocado will start to brown due to oxidation with the air. Lemon juice helps prevent browning.

Guacamole
Cover the guacamole plate with plastic wrap (ensure no air pockets) to prevent air oxidation. Chill in the fridge.

Add tomatoes & mix well before serving.

Guacamole
Dip guacamole with tacos, spread on sandwich, add to tortillas… YUM YUM Classic and appetizing! Try it today ya. 🙂

Classic Guacamole Recipe
Serves 3

2 ripe avocados, mashed
3 medium onions, finely chopped
2 red chilies, finely chopped
1/2 ripe tomato, cubed
3 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
black pepper to taste
salt to taste

Method:
1. Chop onions, chilies and cilantro finely.

2. Remove pulp and seed of tomato and chop into cubes.

3. Cut avocado into half and remove seed, Scoop the avocado flesh into a plate and mash it.

4. Add chopped onions, chilies, cilantro, salt, black pepper and lemon juice and mashed some more. Taste and adjust salt & pepper.

5. Wrap guacamole with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

6. Add tomato and mix guacamole well before serving.

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6 Comments

  • Reply J2Kfm October 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    i like guacamole. in my tortillas, burgers (carl’s jr has one with guacamole and bacons!), and even nachos!

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

    J2Kfm, ya I like to eat with my nachos chips too. I have not tried Carl’s Jr yet.

  • Reply sweesan October 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    you can fill in guacamole in baked potato skin.. they’re really yummy..

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Sweesan, really? okie will try! 🙂

  • Reply Beng October 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    interesting blog this. lots of exotic recipes. u r a very capable woman

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 23, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Beng, Thank You 🙂 I’m into Mexican food – tasty! Learn to cook/bake myself as buying outside is $$ haha.

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