Full Article Via Elise.com 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 perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado.
If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. 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. In this case, taste test first before using.
2 ripe avocados
½ red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips. Continue with steps 1 – 4.
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For a very quick “guac” just take a 1/4 cup of salsa and mix it in with your mashed avocados.
You don’t need to have tomatoes in your guacamole.