Monday, 14 May 2012

Guacamole ( an organic/ healthy & easy snack)

Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, lime juice, chili, yogurt and/or additional seasonings. Hass avocado - The best avocado for making guacamole.  It is available all year round.  The skin turns from green to purplish-black when it becomes ripe.  
When it comes to good Guacamole. You will never find mayo, sour cream or anything else. I love guacamole, it's one of my favorite food. I use a simple recipe of avocado, sweet yellow onion, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, garlic salt and olive oil. I mash it all up with a potato masher, it's always a big hit. A tiny bit of lemon adds some mild zip to it. So friends without much ado lets start the recipe....








Serving : 2 people


Ingredients


1 large hass avocados
1 large red tomato finely chopped
1tblsp (lemon and lime) juiceor as per your taste
A handful fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cups red onion, finely chopped (I didn’t hav red onion so I used white one)
¼ cup capcicum/ jalapeno/serrano chiles seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoons salt
A dash of freshly grounded black pepper
Tortilla chips, for serving


Directions:


Take all the ingredients in a bowl except avocado.




Cut the avocado in to 2 pieces. Remove the seed.





 Then just use a large kitchen spoon to scoop the avocado out.

Using a potato masher/ fork , mash avocados with all the ingredients (written above) in a small bowl. 








Mix well. Your tasty guacamole is ready to serve now..Serve with tortilla chips.
U can also use this for healthy sandwich...





Tips to keep your guacamole fresh:


Adding the lemon juice does help a bit, but your biggest enemy is air. Once guacamole is made, place in airtight container, but don't just use the lid that goes with it. Take a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap to press down and compress the guacamole to try and squeeze any air poclets out of it, then make sure plastic wrap completely covers all of surface of guacamole, the place lid on top of that. Keeping air out will prolong the greeness of your guacamole.
Minced garlic is a great addition to homemade guacamole too.


sending this to Bon Vivant #4 - Fruit Recipes  hosted by http://sumeesculinary.blogspot.com







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Anu said...

I too do this the same way, looks yum

Sravs said...

Very interesting and nice recipe !!

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R said...

looks delicious! luv the cute presentation.

ANU said...

wow it's my fav too dear...luv it!

Sumee said...

I love gaucomole too.. so rich and creamy. thnx for linking up ..

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