Guacamole is an avocado paste from Mexico. Avocado is one of the most caloric fruits but it also contains a lot of oleic acids which decreases cholesterol, and potassium which regulates blood pressure. With an addition of garlic and lime juice Guacamole is not only tasty but also very healthy. Guacamole can be used as a dip for nachos, as replacement of butter, or, what I often do as a side dish to the main course. In general, I love Guacamole so I use it everywhere where I can.
How to make classic Guacamole?
- 4 x small avocados – pay attention, they have to be SOFT.
- 1 x lime
- 1 x big garlic clove or 2 x small
- half of bunch coriander (depends on how big u can buy)
- salt and pepper
Of course, you can change some quantities – it depends on your taste :). Usually, I use more garlic and coriander because I just adore their taste.
Wash all avocados, lime, and coriander, remove the shell from garlic.
Cut avocados in two halves, twist the half, take seed away with a knife.
Cut each half of avocado slightly with a knife in perpendicular lines. Make a grid of cut lines – like mango is often cut – it will make avocado easier to crush, don’t cut the shelf.
With a spoon take out the flesh and put into a bowl. You can take at first all flesh and then crush everything with a fork or, how I often do, crush them one by one – I found it faster and easier. Don’t crush avocados too much, it’s nice to feel some bigger parts of the fruit.
Quickly add the juice from squeezed lime – it will prevent the paste from getting darker.
At the end, add chopped coriander and garlic (before that put some salt on garlic, it will take out some juice), some salt and pepper.
Mix all, put into a fridge for some time (15-30 min.), ingredients will fuse into one another and your guacamole should be now ready to serve. I often serve it in an avocado shell, which is a cool natural bowl!
* There’s no need to add olive oil – avocado is fat enough.