Guacamole, a Yummy Mexican Dip

A bowl guacamole with baked baked tortilla chips

Guacamole is an easy Mexican dip with avocados. Ripe avocados, jalapeno or serrano peppers, lime and cilantro are the key ingredients to make guacamole and it is a crowd pleaser at any party.

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Update – First and third images updated in Jan 2018.

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For the last day of the marathon, cooking by Alphabets is letter G. It is G for Guacamole. Guacamole is a Mexican dip that has become part of American cuisne. It is such an easy preparation that even a 5 year old cannot go wrong with it.

Before I get to the recipe, here the recipes I posted for this marathon, cooking by alphabets theme.
Aloo Kheer ~ Potato Pudding
Badami Murgh ~ Almond Chicken Curry
Chili Rubbed Roasted Curried Chicken
Dondakaya Gutti Masala ~ Stuffed Ivy Gourd Curry
English Muffin Pizza

A bowl of guacamole, a Mexican avocado dip with baked tortilla chips

How to make Guacamole


  • 1 Avocado
  • 3 tbsp. Red Onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp. Tomatoes pulp removed and chopped
  • 2 small Green Chilies or Serrano Peppers (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 – 3 tbsp. Cilantro chopped

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  • Cut the avocado horizontally or lengthwise. This fruit has a pit hence, cut it all around and then twist it around to open the two pieces.
  • Remove the pit or the seed, scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash it using a fork or a back of a spoon.
  • Cut tomato in half, remove the pulp and chop it.
  • Chop onions and green chilies or Serrano peppers.
  • Add these to avocado along with salt and lime juice, mix well.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. I added a pinch of black pepper, yet the dip wasn’t spicy enough to my taste.
  • If serving right way, add cilantro and serve it with tortilla chips or fresh warm tortillas. I had some left over toasted pita bread from yesterday and served it with guacamole.


  • All the ingredients listed above can be adjusted to taste
  • Few recipes on the web call for garlic as well. Can add it if one like the flavor for garlic. Though I like garlic, I prefer not to use it in guacamole.
  • One of my cousin’s adds dry oregano to the dip and it tastes fine. Use this as a base recipe and adjust or add more flavors to one’s liking.

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Recipes I posted this month in 2009, in 2010 and in 2011.
Blogging Marathon: To know more about the various themes and participating bloggers for this marathon, checkout the blogging marathon page on Srivalli’s blog.

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