Any day can be Cinco de Mayo with our delicious guacamole recipe!
Guacamole, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words - ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce.) The trick to delicious guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado, if there is a little give, the avocado is ripe. If there is a lot of give, the avocado may be past ripe and not good. Make 2-4 Servings.
You will need the following items for this project:
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
- 1-2 Serrano chili peppers, stems and seeds removed, minced (if you like it hot!)
- 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp coarse salts
- Dash of freshly grated black pepper
- 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Tortilla chips
- Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
- Using a fork, mash the avocado.
- Add minced onion, cilantro, lime/lemon juice, salt and pepper and mash some more.
- Chili peppers vary individually in spiciness. Start with half of one chili pepper, add to the guacamole to your desired degree of spiciness.
- Cover guacamole with plastic wrap directly on surface to prevent oxidation from the air.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just prior to serving, add chopped tomato and mix.
- Serve with tortilla chips.