Guacamole is a Mexican dip made with ripe Avocados. When the mashed chunks of Avocados are mixed with minced onion, tomato, chopped coriander, seasoning and lemon juice, you get this delicious Mexican dip that is a must-serve in any Mexican meal.
I first tasted avocados when I was living in Dublin. To tell you the truth, I found it a little too bland for my taste to eat it raw. A few pieces here and there in a salad is fine, but not more than that. But, avocados in the form of this dip is delicious. I can have spoonfuls of it and yet want more.
When you are making tortilla chips, making this dip is a must. In India, avocados come under the exotic variety of fruits and it comes pricey. So, whenever I buy it, I make sure that I make the best use of it.
More often than not, I find they are raw when I buy them. so, I keep them wrapped in paper for 2-3 days, till they are ripe enough to be used.
Here is how I make guacamole from scratch - it is an easy, no-cook dip and can be whipped up instantly.
1 ripe avocado
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely minced
Salt to taste
1. Keep all ingredients chopped and minced before setting out to scoop the flesh of avocado as it has a tendency to get brown.
2. Slit the avocado from the middle and divide into two parts. Remove the stone and using a spoon scoop out the flesh.
3. Collect the flesh in a medium bowl and using a fork mash it nicely. Add all the listed ingredients and mix it all together. Adjust salt to taste. Cover the bowl tightly with a cling film until serving time.