Guacamole (Perfect) Recipe Recipe

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Submitted by finleyrc

Makes 8 servings



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. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_guacamole/ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ripening-avocados-quickly.html

Recipe Ingredients for Guacamole (perfect) Recipe

2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1 serrano chile
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 dash freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

Recipe Directions for Guacamole (perfect) Recipe

  1. 1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl. (See How to Cut and Peel an Avocado.)

  2. 2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.

  3. Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.

  4. Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

  5. 3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

  6. 4 Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 64.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
85
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
124mg
5%
Potassium
269mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
5.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
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