How do you make guacamole dip ? This is a tasty guacamole recipe that is adaptable to your liking. Rich, chunky with an amplified flavors.
This simple guacamole recipe is one of my favorite takes on guacamole. It is fresh, tasty and full of wonderful flavors.
Back in 2010, hubby came back from visiting a relative in California with an amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipe up in his sleeves. Grilled cheese with Avocado. This was my first personal experience with avocado. I’ve been in the US for almost 4 years, but never really tried it.
My first impression was.. meh!😕. I was not impressed and actually told my husband I prefer some cucumber slices than avocado!. He was like 😱, and I think he started questioning my taste buds after the third baby hehehe.
Then, one happy day, we went out to a Mexican restaurant and I’ve had a lick of something green-y, creamy, garlic-y, salty and I was very impressed to know that it was made with avocados🥑!!
And ever since I was hooked. It is really hard for an expat, at first, to embrace new flavors away from home or at least this was my case. Being away from places I grew up in, people I knew, faces I loved and flavors I am used to. Being away from my parents was hard and made me unable to enjoy my new life.
I’ve always relied on the store bought tubs to get my guacamole fix. I was not very happy with it, until I started making my own. After making it over and over again, I refined the recipe until I reached the perfect flavors to satisfy my taste buds. So let me show you how I make my perfect homemade guacamole.
First, you’ll need to choose rip avocados, this is essential for a great guacamole. Scoop the flesh with a spoon and gently mash with a fork. I do not like my guacamole all mashed up and smooth, I am more for a chunky one. All store bought guacamole are completely smooth, so it is your call.
I like adding just one garlic clove, some people do not like adding garlic to the guacamole some people do. I find it tastier with garlic and no tomato. I, personally find tomatoes annoying in guacamole and steals from the flavor.
Flavor things up using lime juice, cumin, coriander and sumac. Sumac adds tartness and a little bit of crunchiness to the guacamole. Add some fresh cilantro for more flavors, then salt to your taste.
I gotta tell you, I can’t bring myself to buy guacamole from the store anymore. It’s no longer fun or better when made by someone else, especially that it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.
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- 2 Haas avocados ripe, halved, seeded and peeled.
- 1/2 lime juiced.
- 1/2 teaspoon sumac.
- 1/2-3/4 teaspoon ground cumin.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander.
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste.
- 1/4 cup onion diced.
- 1 garlic clove minced.
- 1/4 cup cilantro.
- Salt to taste.*
In a large bowl, scoop avocado flesh, discard any browned areas.
Using a fork mash up the avocados until you reach your desired texture.
Add onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and all the spices. Stir to combine well.
Let it sit at room temperature for an hour and then serve.
* Add salt and taste as you go until it is best for you. I usually add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
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