Guacamole has become a favorite snack in my family. I just love the fresh blend of avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. And it makes a wonderful appetizer for your party or an after school snack for the kids.
It was first made by the Aztecs in the early 1500s. They referred to it as ahuaca-mulli which roughly translates to avocado sauce or avocado mixture.
The traditional Mexican version has only a few ingredients which you will find to be an easy dip to prepare. The Hass avocado is the most popular to use in Mexican dip recipe but there are other varieties that can be used.
Here's the recipe for that famous Mexican dip made from avocados:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 roma tomato
- 1-2 red chillies, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped white onion
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
- a dash of Tabasco sauce (adjust amount to your desired taste)
To prepare avocado for this delicious dip, first cut in half, then remove the stone by chopping into it with a sharp knife and lifting up. Once this is done, you can scoop out the flesh. Place the flesh in a bowl and mash lightly with a fork. Add lime juice. This will prevent the avocado from discoloring and give your guacamole a light flavor.
Cut the tomato in half and using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds (This step is optional). Finely dice the tomato and add to the mashed avocado.
Stir in the chopped chillies, onion, cilantro and Tabasco. Season with fresh ground pepper.
Serve immediately or cover the surface with plastic wrap (making sure the plastic is touching the surface) and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Set it out about 15 minutes before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or slices of pita bread.
Guacamole is only one of many appetizer recipes I have to share with you.
Chilled Shrimp with Avocado Salsa Sauce
Sweet Potato Chips
Sausage Cheese Balls