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.
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 are 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
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
- 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.