Monday, June 17, 2013


Guacamole is a very popular Mexican dip. It is a very simple dish and can be put together in 10 minutes. My husband taught me to make this.

Avocado is a buttery fruit and is very healthy. It has lot of calories and fats but the good thing is the fat is good for you:-) We make this once in a week and eat it with corn chips or as a spread over chapathi, tortilla or bread. Any way it tastes good. Only thing to be remembered is that you should finish it as soon as it is made (otherwise it turns black on the surface due to oxidation).

  • Avocado, ripe- 2
  • Tomato, medium sized- 1/2
  • Onion, finely chopped- little less than 1/4 cup
  • Jalapeño- To taste
  • Cilantro (coriander leaves)- 7-8 sprigs
  • Lemon juice- To taste
  • Salt- To taste


Chop the onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro finely.

Next step is to chop the avocado (cutting of avocado has to be done at last as it turns black due to oxidization. If you still need to cut ahead then sprinkle little lemon juice.This will avoid blackening to certain extent). To choose avocado the things you should consider- It should be somewhat black in color and when pressed softly it should spring back. Now cut avocado along its length as shown below-

Then discard the big seed. Once done, take one of the piece and start cutting it by drawing the horizontal and vertical strips as shown below. Care should be taken that the knife should remain within the avocado skin. It can hurt your hand if it comes out of skin.

Then scoop out the avocado using a spoon into the bowl. Now add the chopped onion, tomato, jalapeño and cilantro into the same bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and salt. Mash everything well until everything comes together.

Guacamole is ready!!

Serve it immediately along with corn chips. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.

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