This is my version of guacamole, a popular Central American uncooked fresh relish or dipping sauce that is now enjoyed in many regions of the world. It turned out to be a perfect accompaniment to mushroom quesadilla, served with Mexican black bean pasties. The remains were enjoyed with some blue corn tortilla chips. The final result is worth the attention devoted to the chopping board beforehand, even considering it was eagerly devoured in a fraction of the time.

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Cuisine: Mexican
Published on June 5, 2008

This tangy, spicy and fresh-tasting classic Mexican dip will disappear in no time at all

Preparation: 15 minutes

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  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 to 3 jalapeños or hot green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • pinch of ground cumin
  • pinch of chili powder
  • juice from 1 lime (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Put the avocado in a large bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Makes about 2 cups or 4 servings


Suganya said...

I also add 1/4 cup of chopped raw red peppers. Sweet and crunchy. Guacamole is one of the tastiest sandwich spreads.

Lisa Turner said...

And thank you for the suggestion.

Mélanie said...

I will try your recipe today.
I love guacamole.

Peter M said...

Guac rocks! I had some the other day...made for a good, healthy snack the other day.

Kalyn Denny said...

Sounds perfect. You have lime, cilantro, cumin, and chile powder, the four things I personally think are essential for a good guacamole recipe!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I have to bookmark this one Lisa, it is just perfect for my taste. Also I have passed on an award to you. You have received it countless times but it is well deserved.

test it comm said...

I have been getting into avocados lately and guacamole is one of my favorites so far. Yours looks really good!

zlamushka said...

wow, loooove guacamole. yours look great, lots of stuff in it, great.

By the way, round-up for T&T May is up now. Hope you re ready for the June challenge.

Shelbyrlff said...

I am a guac fanatic. I'm afraid I think this one has just too much stuff in it! In my world, a little bit of white onion, lime juice, cilantro, s&p, and garlic is perfect... Simple, but the best avocados don't need to be covered up