Guacamole is all about simplicity: avocado, green chili pepper, red onion, lemon. Lemon zest gives it another lemony dimension. A splash of olive oil adds smoothness. Serving guacamole and ajvar as tapas complements the entire setup palate-wise and visually.
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip or spread made from mashed avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and onions. It is typically served with tortilla chips, but can also be used as a topping for tacos, burritos, or sandwiches.
To make guacamole, start by cutting open and removing the pit from ripe avocados. Then, using a fork or a potato masher, mash the avocado flesh until it is smooth and creamy. Next, add in the lime juice, cilantro, and diced onions, and mix until well combined.
Some recipes also call for diced tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño peppers, or cumin to be added for additional flavor.
The key to a good guacamole is to use ripe avocados. Ripe avocados will be slightly soft to the touch and will yield to gentle pressure.
Once the guacamole is prepared, it can be served immediately or chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It is best consumed within a day or two to prevent the avocado from turning brown. To keep it fresh, try to press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, or put it in an airtight container.
Guacamole is a versatile and healthy dish, as avocados are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
In conclusion, guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip or spread made from mashed avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and onions. It is easy to prepare, versatile and healthy and it’s the perfect accompaniment to tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, or sandwiches.