Guacamole is a Mexican dip, which is an integral part of their cuisine.
Guacamole informally called “guac” is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.
In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient along with being my and the hubby’s favorite weekend afternoon snack.
Avocados have many nutritional benefits like having as much potassium as a banana and are high in heart healthy monosaturated fats as well as are high in fiber and also have nutrients that are good for the eye! To top it all off, it even helps increase fertility in women!!
It’s not only extremely yummy but also has a lot of good properties and is a very very healthy dip, unlike the other Mexican dips like Queso, LOL!! Ofcourse limit the amount of chips you eat if you want to be even more healthier while enjoying this yummy dip.
All you really need to make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice, which provides a splash of acidity to balance the richness of the avocado. On top of that, chopped cilantro, chilies or jalapenos, onion, and tomatoes, makes it perfect.
The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados, below I am sharing the step by step process of making this yummy dip!
4 medium ripe avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed (for 2 people)
1 lime, juiced (you could even use lemons)
Salt to taste
1/2 cup diced red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 small roma tomatoes, diced
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
Jalapeños or green chilies as per taste – diced
1) Chop Onions and tomatoes
2) Add green chilies/jalapeños and lemon/lime juice
3) Add salt and mix well with fork, mashing it a little, while mixing
4) Slice open the Avocados in half and scoop out flesh
5) Add Avocados, taste for salt adding more if desired and mix well.
6) The key is for it be a little chunky, not smooth like a dip.
7) Serve fresh with chips and the drink of your choice! You can add along other dips like Salsa, Spinach Artichoke Dip or even Queso to make it more fancy!!
PS: They say that if you leave the seeds in, the guacamole lasts longer without turning brown – to be honest, I haven’t given this a try, but hey! If google says so, it must be true!
So go ahead and enjoy this yummy Mexican dip with your family and friends, or alone, if you don’t want to share!! Haha!!