Appetizers,  Condiments,  How to,  Side Dish

Guacamole

With just a few simple ingredients, Guacamole is the a perfect party appetizer for your guests. Learn how to make this quick recipe that can be served with a side of crispy tortilla chips!

Why you will like this Guacamole

This Guacamole is made in a molcajete. It is the authentic way of making guacamole. Making a paste out of your onions, jalapeños and cilantro will give more of a kick to your guacamole. It will be more flavorful rather tasting bland like store bought guacamole.

 

Ingredients for Guacamole 🥑

Avocados: The best avocado to use for guacamole is a ripe hass avocado.

Onions: I used white onion, but you can use red or yellow onion.

Jalapeño: This recipe uses jalapeño, but you can use serrano peppers, green chilies, poblano pepper or habanero chili peppers.

Cilantro: Cilantro is used for flavor. You can use parsley if you don’t like cilantro.

Tomato: Roma tomatoes are used for this recipe. But you can use a tomato of your choice.

Lime: I used fresh lime juice, but you can substitute with fresh lemon juice.

Salt: Salt is used for seasoning and to help break down the onion and jalapeño to make a paste. I used kosher salt.

How to make Guacamole

Making a paste: To make the paste add 2 tbsp of onion, 2tbsp of jalapeños and 1 tbsp of cilantro from your chopped proportions, into your molcajete or food blender. If using a molcajete add salt to help break it down into a paste. If using a blender, just blend it up until puree consistency.

Deseeding the tomato: To deseed your tomatoes, cut your tomatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Cut your tomatoes into cubes and add it to your guacamole.

Chopping ingredients: Make sure all ingredients are chopped into a small chop, it is easier to mix and eat.

Adding seasoning and flavoring: Add lime juice and salt to taste!

 

Questions usually asked

What if I don’t have a Molcajete?

Don’t worry if you don’t have a molcajete. You can use a food processor or a blender to blend up your onions, jalapeños and cilantro. And use a masher or fork to mash up your avocado!

How to keep your guacamole from browning?

To keep your guacamole from browning all you have to do is place your guacamole in a air tight container and use a spatula to make it even. Squeeze a little bit of lime or lemon juice, enough to cover the surface. Then cover with plastic wrap, were there aren’t any air bubbles and place into the fridge. Both lemon or lime juice prevent form guacamole to brown.

Can I add pepper?

Yes, you can.

How do you make your own tortilla chips?

Heres a recipe: https://just-craving.com/homemade-chips/

How much lime juice to add in this recipe?

Not everyone loves a lot of lime juice in guacamole, some people like less and some people like more. I would recommend adding 1/2 of a lime and then taste testing if needed more.

Guacamole

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 onion, small dice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, small dice
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, deseeded and small dice
  • 1/2-1 lime + more to taste, if needed
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Into your molcajete add in 2 tbsp of onions, 1 tbsp of cilantro and 2 tbsp of jalapeños. Sprinkle a pinch of salt, this will help break it down into a paste. Use your pestle to crush everything into a paste.
  • Then add in your avocado and lime juice. Use the pestle to lightly break your avocado down, but still keeping your avocado in chunks. 
  • Then add in your jalapeños, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Mix with a spatula.
  • Add salt to taste and if needed add more lime juice.
  • Enjoy!!!!

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