Guacamole

Monday, September 22, 2008

I was never really into Mexican Cuisine while growing up. The early memories of Mexican food I have is that of my cousins' raving about Taco Bell & the famous Bean Burritos. I really had no clue about what Mexican cuisine is all about back then.

The first Mexican dish I ever tried was the Guacamole made out of mashed avocados. I simply fell in love with the taste. I could easily eat a whole bowl of Guacamole . . .

What I really like about Mexican Cuisine is its alikeness with Indian Cuisine & the right usage of spices making every dish delectable.

Guacamole is the simplest of the Mexican dishes. There are various versions to it. You could add just about anything to suit your tastebuds.

Guacamole is a matter of taste & not measurements. Go Ahead & make your own Guacamole now . . .

Here's my version:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Haas ripe Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Red Bell pepper - Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onions - Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 green chillies - chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cilantro - finely chopped

Method:

  • Cut the avocado length-wise in halves, De-seed & scoop out avocado from the peel & put in into a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the avocado using a fork. Make sure to retain a few chunks.
  • Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Add chopped onions, Red Bell Pepper, green chillies, Black pepper powder, cumin powder, salt, cilantro & olive oil
  • Mix well & cover the bowl to prevent oxidation
  • Let the mixture sit a few minutes for the flavors to mingle. Hence, refrigerate atleast for 30 mins before serving.

Serve with Tortilla Chips, Toasted Pita Bread, Veggies or add to a wrap, sandwich or anything you can think of .. Enjoi

NOTE: Adding Lemon juice not only enhances the taste of guacamole but also prevents oxidation of guacamole.

Bury the Avocado pit in the Guacamole before refrigerating it. This will prevent Guacamole from turning brown. Do remember to remove the pit before serving :)

Off this goes to Sunshinemom's place for the Event, Food In Colors - Green. Thanks for hosting.

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