Hi guys, I hope you have a couple of avocados at home because this Easy Guacamole Recipe is a must try! You probably already know how to make guacamole but if not, this is a recipe to have in your recipe book. Guacamole is all about avocados. I love the creaminess of this fruit and it makes the perfect dip for any party or dinner.
Guacamole is a traditional dish from Central America. Even though avocados were brought to Europe a long time ago we don’t eat a lot of avocados. I hope it is not because you think avocados are too fatty, the truth behind this green fruit is that they are rich in good fatty acids and also help the body to absorb vitamins from food so they are essential to keep our bodies healthy. Guacamole is the most popular and easy way to use your avocados but you can add them to any salad, check out my Salad section for more inspiration.
Let’s talk about this Guacamole Recipe a bit more. It varies a lot between different countries, but we are going to keep it simple and make it from: avocado, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, salt, cumin and parsley. Other ingredients you can try are: garlic, black pepper, coriander, chilli peppers, etc. Serrano chilli pepper is another option in this recipe to add an extra depth of flavour, which I’m all in favour of.
Enjoy Guacamole more often! It is delicious, I can’t resist dipping it in tortilla chips. I encourage you to make it for your friends, it always disappear in minutes.
I look forward to your comments! Nothing can’t go wrong with this dip. If you have some left over try out this yummy Guacamole toast with pomegranate seeds and pistachios for breakfast.
- 2 ripe avocados
- Juice of 1/2 lime (substitute for lemon)
- 1/3 tsp ground cumin
- 1 small tomato, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp red onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (substitute for coriander)
- 1/2 tsp of salt, add more to taste
- Optional - 1 tsp Serrano chilli pepper finely sliced
- To open the avocados cut them lengthwise, turn each half in one direction and it'll open easily. Insert the tip of the knife in the pit and remove it. Scoop the flesh onto a bowl and squeeze the lime juice into it straightaway to stop it oxidising. Mash the avocados with a fork until a paste is formed, you can leave some chunks.
- Add the salt and ground cumin next. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, onion and mix well.
- Garnish with parsley and it is ready to serve.
- If you are not going to eat it right now pour in a bit more lemon or lime juice and keep it refrigerated in a food container but it may turn brown.