Guacamole is an original recipe from Mexic and the main ingredient, which is avocado, is actually a fruit and not a vegetable, as many think. Guacamole is a recipe that mexicans have been eating it for thousands of years, so I thought it would be nice to show you my own interpretation of this recipe.
I see no reason why you wouldn’t like this Guacamole: it is easy and quick to make, it doesn’t take more than 10 minutes, it is very tasty and healthy.
About the benefits of avocado I wrote a lot more in my sandwich with avocado and poached egg recipe, so I will not repeat the same information, but I will tell you that it is worth integrating it into your diet, because of its beneficial properties for the body.
I like so much this Guacamole recipe that I made it quite often. I eat it with whole wheat crackers, tortilla chips (on special occasion), with Quesadilla (see recipe HERE) or with a slice of whole eheat bread and boiled or poached egg. It is so versatile that you can eat it in different combination.
Avocado is rich in fiber, it is very filling, so you can eat it at any meal of the day. Of course, simple avocados, cut slices or cubes, but also turned into a Guacamole sauce can also be eaten as a snack between meals. I admit that most often I eat it in the morning for breakfast with a boiled egg on a slice of whole wheat bread.
Close your eyes and imagine your perfect avocado toast with eggs. Okay, I’m already drolling!
Here is my recipe for guacamole!
¼ red onion, chopped
¼ juice of a lemon
a bit o red chilli pepper, chopped
1 chopped tomato (or red bell pepper)
1 clove of garlic (optional)
coriander / parsley
salt & black pepper (to taste)
Cut the avocado in half. Remove the pit with a knife and take out the core with a spoon and put it in a bowl and sqeeze a bit of lemon juice. Mash the avocado with a fork (it should take the form of a puree).
In the same bowl with mashed avocado put the rest of the ingredients: chopped red onion, diced tomato, chopped parsley, a bit of chilli pepper and mix everything with a spoon. Season with salt and black pepper.
Put guacamole in a bowl, add some red onion on top, then serve it with pleasure!
- Avocado it’s good to be eaten when it’s ripe.
- In my country this fruit is expensive (aprox: 1 Euro / 1$ / piece) but often I buy unripe avocado, which is half of the ripe avocado price and I keep them in my kitchen cabinet a few days until they become soft. In this way you can save money and you can eat more avocados.