- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- Difficulty: Very easy
- Prep time: 20 min
- Serving: 6 people
- Cost: Low
Did someone say "guacamole"? Then it must be a fiesta! The famous Mexican avocado sauce is a must served with nachos and is often use to fill delicious tortillas and fajitas too. Making it at home is very simple: apart from a ripe avocado, all you'll need is onion, lime, coriander and lastly, tomatoes, for a fresh touch! The authentic recipe involves the use of a molcajete, a typical mortar that will guarantee a soft yet rustic consistency. We used a pesto mortar, but a fork will do just as well. Now you know everything there is to know, all that's left is for you to decide how to serve your delicious guacamole!
And if you like avocado, check out these recipes too:
- Avocado basil pesto pasta
- Avocado hummus
- Salmon tartare with avocado and toasted almonds
- Guacamole and shrimps crostini cups
- Fried chicken and sourdough waffles with guacamole
- Whipped ricotta dip
How to prepare Guacamole
To prepare guacamole, start by peeling and finely chopping the onion 1; finely chop the coriander too 2. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit 3.
Scoop the pulp out using a spoon and place it in a mortar 4. Add the lime juice 5 and mash into a cream 6.
Now add the chopped onion 7 and the coriander 8; mash to amalgamate some more and season with salt 9. If you like spice, now is the time to add some fresh peperoncino or a few drops of tabasco.
Lastly, dice the tomatoes 10 and add them to the sauce 11. Your guacamole is ready to be served 12!
Guacamole can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days at most, in a sealed container.
The secret to a delicious guacamole lies in the use of ripe avocado, which should be soft to the touch, but not squishy.
If you don't have a mortar, mash the avocado with a fork.
White onion can be replaced with red or fresh spring onion.
If you don't like the flavor of coriander, leave it out or replace it with parsley.
The name guacamole originates from Ahuacamolli, where ahuacatl means avocado in the Aztec language (which becomes aguacates in Mexican), and molli means sauce.
Guacamole sauce was originally made with avocado, lime and salt, but the recipe has been enriched over time.