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- What Does Guacamole Mean?
- Making Your Own "Avocado Sauce" Is The BEST!
- Fresh Ingredients Needed To Make Guacamole
- What Avocado Is Best For Guacamole?
- Using A Molcajete
- Easy Instructions
- Some Variations
- What To Eat With Guacamole
- 1,000 FOODS TO EAT PROJECT
- Other Mexican Recipes You May Enjoy
- Join Me On A Fun Food Journey!
- Supremely Delicious Guacamole
I'm absolutely positive there are others out there who were in love with guacamole from the day they were born, like myself.
Guacamole is heaven.😊 Many people are enamored with avocado toast...I say guacamole toast!!
What Does Guacamole Mean?
The word guacamole actually means avocado sauce! This now famous dip was created by the Aztecs in Mexico in the 14th century. Their word for it was "ahuaca-molli." This was a combination of "ahuacatl" (avocado) and "molli" (sauce). The Spanish later referred to it as guacamole.
Making Your Own "Avocado Sauce" Is The BEST!
You have the choice of buying many numerous ready made guacamole concoctions from your grocery stores. They are good. However, the guacamole that you can make at home is far superior and far less expensive than the ready made at your local grocery store!
Here you will find an easy recipe using fresh avocados with step instructions. This authentic guacamole recipe may become your favorite way to enjoy delicious and creamy avocados!
Fresh Ingredients Needed To Make Guacamole
Few simple ingredients...amazing taste and flavor! For this easy guacamole recipe you will need:
- Ripe Avocados
- Fresh lime juice (can sub lemon juice)
- Chilies (I used Thai chilies can sub serrano or jalapeno pepper) - you can omit if you prefer a mild guac
- Minced Garlic
- Fresh cilantro
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
That's it! Minimal ingredients for one of the most amazing foods in the world. 😊
What Avocado Is Best For Guacamole?
The absolute BEST avocado to use for guacamole is the Hass avocado. If you'd like to learn more about these avocados, AvocadosFromMexico.com has a deep dive on the Hass!
This avocado has a rich and creamy flavor and is perfectly suited for guacamole. The success of any dish that has so few ingredients truly relies on the quality of the ingredients. Therefore, please select ripe Hass avocados for your delicious guacamole dip if at all possible!
Using A Molcajete
Take your guac to the next level by using a molcajete. A molcajete is the Mexican version of a mortar. The tejolote is the pestle.
It is made of black volcanic stone and usually are on three legs (a tripod). You can both make the guacamole in the molcajete, as well as use it to serve this fantastic food.
The first time I used this to make my guac I was overcome with joy! It's incredibly beautiful, and very heavy! The weight of the tejolote (pestle) was just perfect to mash the avocado and I felt like a true Mexican while utilizing it!
Be aware that they do require seasoning or "breaking in." You can read about that here on Wikipedia.
You can also use these to grind spices and make salsas. They are truly a worthwhile investment!
If you don't have a molcajete no worries! You could also use a fork or potato masher to mash your avocados.
It's super easy to make this dish! First finely mince your chili (if using) and garlic and add to a bowl (or molcajete). Cut your avocado in half, and remove the seed from one side. Scoop out the flesh from the avocado, and add to the vessel which contains the chili and garlic mixture. Take a fork (or use a pestle or potato masher) and mash the avocado. Mix the mashed avocado with the garlic and chili, and then add the lime juice. Mix again, and add salt and pepper to taste. Finish by mixing in some cilantro and/or use it as a garnish.
You will find the printable recipe card below. I hope you will try this great recipe and hopefully give it a 5 star rating!
This simple guacamole recipe does not include onions. However, if you like, you can add a bit of finely minced red onion or white onion to the mix!
Guacamole without tomatoes is my personal preference. Tomatoes may water down the texture. However, if you would like to add tomatoes, consider using Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes. Be sure to deseed the tomatoes as best you can before adding to the avocado sauce.
If you like things even MORE spicy, you can even add a little hot sauce. I like to add a few drops of Tabasco sometimes to give this dish even more of a spicy kick!
What To Eat With Guacamole
Eat guacamole with chips, tacos, tostadas, chalupas, salad, toast. etc. etc. On its own or a dip for veggies it is amazing.
It's also perfect to add to burrito bowls!
The best way to keep your avocado sauce from turning brown is to cover it with a thin layer of lemon or lime juice. This will form a barrier with the air. Then cover it with a piece of plastic wrap so that it touches the surface of the guacamole. Place it in an airtight container for extra protection! I have even read that placing the avocado pits nested in the center of the guacamole will also help!
Guacamole can be part of a healthy diet! The greatest health benefits come from the avocado in the guacamole. The avocado is full of nutrients, and according to this article from EatingWell, it is heart healthy, may help regulate blood sugar, and good for pregnant women!
1,000 FOODS TO EAT PROJECT
Guacamole is one of the 1,000 Foods to Eat listed in the book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. It is #12 on my quest to prepare and eat each of the foods listed in the book.
Other Mexican Recipes You May Enjoy
Please also check out my recipe for Chalupas Poblanas, a dish from Pueblo, Mexico which is great for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you'd like Mexican food. And Spicy Mexican Rice is the perfect accompaniment for any Mexican main meal.
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Supremely Delicious Guacamole
- molcajete using the authentic black volcanic stone mortar is such a joy!
- 1 large Hass Avocado from Mexico!
- 1-2 Thai chili finely minced (use serrano or jalapeno if desired)
- 1 large garlic clove finely minced
- ¼ lime juiced (can sub lemon juice from ¼ lemon)
- Kosher salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- Finely mince your chili and garlic. You could use Thai (my favorite!), serrano, or jalapeno according to your preference. Mince in a food processor if available and add to a bowl.
- Cut your avocado in half, and remove the seed from one side. Scoop out the flesh from the avocado, and add to the bowl which contains the chili and garlic mixture. Take a fork (or use a pestle or potato masher) and mash the avocado. Mix the mashed avocado with the garlic and chili, and then add the lime juice (or lemon juice). Mix again, and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix in or garnish with a bit of cilantro. Enjoy!