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An easy avocado dip, with lime zest and juice for fresh flavour, which takes all of five minutes to make.
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- 1 large ripe avocado, stoned and mashed
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- grated zest and juice of 1 lime
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- Combine all the ingredients together shortly before serving.
Make it spicy
Add 1/2 fresh green chilli, seeded and finely chopped or a dash of Tabasco for a spicy kick.
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Didn't have any lime but did add chilli. Really nice.-13 Dec 2016
Very nice guacamole. I prefer just the lime juice and not the zest. Also, I would plan on using 2 large avocados and keeping everything else the same. Don't forget a healthy pinch of salt.-07 Feb 2015
The Best Guacamole
Here is my fool-proof, authentic guacamole recipe. It’s creamy, fresh and completely irresistible. I’m sharing it with you today because my friends keep asking for the recipe!
You’ll only need six basic ingredients to make the best guacamole:
- Salt, and optional ground coriander (that’s my secret ingredient)
You won’t find any funny business in this guacamole recipe. No sour cream or mayonnaise. No peas or preservatives. Just fresh and healthy ingredients!
I knew I nailed my guacamole recipe when my friends would not stop gushing about it at our latest gathering. “I wish I could make guacamole this good,” was exactly what I wanted to hear.
Are you ready to make the best guacamole you’ve ever had? Here we go!
Watch How to Make Guacamole
What are Guacamole Ingredients:
It is super healthy and quick to make!
It is Versatile, you can top with nachos, salad etc.
Avacado is available all year round!
- 2 perfectly ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 slice of red onion
- 1 chilli pepper
- ½ tsp smoked paprika.
- Roll the lime (to get more juice out) then squeeze the lime over a bowl and add in the finely diced red onion.
- Peel the garlic, then chop finely and crush using the back of the knife and add to the lime juice bowl.
- Cut the chilli into fine slices and then add to the lime. Adjust the amount of chilli to your taste and the type of pepper you&rsquore using.
- Put aside the bowl and allow it to marinate for 5 mins &ndash the time it will take to mash the avocado.
- Peel the avocados and scoop out the flesh. Roughly chop and then mash with a fork until you get a chunky paste.
- Quarter all the cherry tomatoes and then mix everything together.
- Place in a bowl and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
- Enjoy this healthy guacamole within 3 days.
Halve the avocado, remove the stone and scrape the flesh into a bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper and mash with a fork – you want to keep it chunky, rather than smooth.
Add the lime juice and stir so that it comes together. Add the chilli, red onion and tomato, then stir in the chopped coriander. Mix well, then check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary.
Cover the surface of the guacamole dip with clingfilm to prevent discolouration and then store in the fridge until ready to serve.
- 3 medium-sized Avocados
- 1 1/2 cups Diced Tomato
- 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup Lime Juice
- 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Red Onion
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped or pressed
Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop out all of the avocado inside and place in a bowl. Use either a fork or a potato masher to mash as much or as little as you like. I like it pretty chunky, so I am conservative with my mashing.
Add the tomatoes, lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, and garlic. Stir to combine.
Then stir in the salt and cumin, you might want to add more or less. I recommend starting with half and adding more if you like. I like my guacamole to be well seasoned.
A simple and perfect guacamole recipe
- Use ripe avocados, this is easy to check by just squeezing them lightly with your finger, it should sink a little. If you use them while they’re still ripe, you’ll notice that they’re hard to crush with the fork, and anyways, your Mexican guacamole’s flavor won’t be as good.
- If you’re going to eat them right away and want to get guacamole’s beautiful green color, you don’t need to add lime juice or coriander. If you want to, it’d be for the taste.
- Lime, lemon and coriander, contain vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and is perfect for slowing down guacamole’s oxidation, in case you want to keep its beautiful color for longer.
- If you have leftover guacamole and want to store it, here’s one of my tricks: put the guacamole in a container so you can store it in the fridge and flatten it with a spoon, cover it with a layer of cold water and put the lid on. It should remain perfect for at least 2 days, and you’ll avoid that unpleasant brown color.
How to make Guacamole
How do you make guacamole?
A simple authentic guacamole recipe will have you preparing these basic ingredients: ripe avocado, onion, tomato, garlic, lime, salt, and pepper.
Over the years, people on the hunt for the best ever guacamole dip recipe have added other stuff such as coriander, mayonnaise, peas, squash, sour cream, or forms of preservative.
Others skipped the tomatoes or the onions entirely.
If you want your ripe avocados to shine and truly take the spotlight, make a three-ingredient guacamole that involves only avocado, lime, and salt.
Make guacamole by mashing your chopped and measured ingredients together to form that delightfully familiar chip dip.
Guacamole on bread with Spanish Serrano ham
Learn to cut the avocado the right way
Slice your avocado neatly into half using a knife with a broad, sharp blade. Do this with the avocado still in the skin. To remove the avocado seed (or ‘pit’ as it is called), gently strike it with your knife and twist the knife to extract it out of the fruit. Once the pit is out, you can use a spoon to scoop out the pulp from the skin.
Choose the right avocados
You need to make sure that the avocado still has the stem attached. If the stem has been removed, it is more likely to have brown spots on the inside. Also, the avocado should be firm but slightly yield to pressure.
Use fresh lime
Avoid the temptation to use bottled lime juice as it just doesn’t have the same effect. Freshly squeezed lime juice gives your guacamole that extra punch it needs. There is no other substitute to fresh lime juice. Add some freshly chopped dhania (coriander leaves) and there’s nothing like it.
Soft and ripe
You need soft and ripe avocados. If the avocados you have are firm, leave them at room temperature until they’re soft. When the bulbous end of the avocado yields to pressure, it is ready to be used.
Your guacamole shouldn’t be completely smooth in texture. A little bit of variation adds to the flavor. Make sure you leave some chunks of avocado and don’t mash it fully.
Don’t cut down on the seasoning. Use liberal amounts of salt, pepper, and lime juice. Add more than what you would normally add. You can even use different kinds of seasoning like oregano and rosemary. You want your guac to taste punchy and flavourful, not boring and bland. Live dangerously and spice it up a little!
Your guacamole will turn brown due to oxidization. To keep it looking fresh and green, add lime juice and cover the guac with plastic wrap directly on its surface. Keep it cold even when you serve.
Yes, when made with just avocado, tomato and chilli, guacamole is suitable for vegans. This simple guacamole recipe and homemade recipes in general are all vegan. However, watch out for shop bought varieties which tend to have cream added to guacamole.
If consumed in huge quantities, yes guacamole is fattening. The fat in guacamole is from the avocado, which is mainly good fats. So half an avocado everyday is a great way to maintain a healthy balanced diet and get in some of those healthy fatty acids. However, the calories and fat are high in avocados so over doing the guacamole isn't advised.