The best guacamole keeps it simple just-ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chillies cilantro, Serve it as a dip at your next party or do try with any Mexican food.
All you really need to make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice—a splash of acidity—will help to balance the richness of the avocado. Then if you want, add chopped cilantro, chillies, onion or tomato.
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2 ripe avocados
1/4 tsp of salt, more to taste
1 tbsp fresh lime juice or lemon juice
2 tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red
1-2 serrano chillies or any Mexican chillies (stems and seeds removed) minced or to taste
2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
Tortilla chips, to serve
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Cut the avocado, remove flesh Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit. scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Place in a bowl.
Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (i prefer smooth, one can leave it Chunky as Prefer)
Add salt, lime juice, and the rest: Sprinkle with salt and lime (or lemon) juice. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, and chillies.
Start with this recipe and adjust ingredients to your taste.
Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
Tips How to check if Avocados are good or Bad
Always use ripe avocados that are just the right amount of ripeness. Not ripe enough and the avocado will be hard and tasteless. Too ripe and the taste will be not good
gently pressing the outside of the avocado if you are not able to press, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good.
if you are able to press it means, the avocado is ripe and you can see the green from stem side.
if you able to press and it’s really soft and brown from stem side then avocado may be past ripe and not good. In this case, a taste test first before using.
if making a few hours ahead, place plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole and press down to cover it and to prevent air reaching it. (The oxygen in the air causes oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.
The acid in the lime juice will provide some balance to the richness of the avocado and will help delay the avocados from turning brown.
Chillies (jalapeños, serranos) vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chilli pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness.
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