Traditional Mexican Guacamole
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy appetizer, look no further than traditional Mexican guacamole. This dish is made with ripe avocados, chopped tomatoes, onion and cilantro, and a splash of lemon juice. If you like your guacamole spicy, you can also add minced jalapeno pepper. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and serve with tortilla chips or on tacos.
Guacamole is the perfect appetizer for a party or game-day gathering. It’s also great for serving as a dip with tortilla chips. But my favorite way to enjoy guacamole is on tacos. It adds a delicious creamy texture and flavor that takes ordinary tacos to the next level.
Traditional Mexican Guacamole - Food, But Simple
If you're looking for a delicious and healthy appetizer, look no further than traditional Mexican guacamole.
Recipe Yield: 4
Preparation Time: PT10M
Total Time: PT10M
- 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 cup chopped Roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (Optional)
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Recipe Instructions: In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork or an immersion blender. Mix in the chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for an hour or two to allow the flavors to blend.
Tips for Making Traditional Mexican Guacamole
Use ripe avocados that are just beginning to soften. If they’re too soft, they’ll be mushy in the guacamole. If they’re too hard, they won’t mash easily.
Seed and chop the jalapeno pepper before adding it to the guacamole. This will help keep the heat level under control. If you want a spicier guacamole, leave some or all of the seeds in the pepper.
For a smoother consistency, mash the avocados with an immersion blender before adding the other ingredients.
If you’re not serving the guacamole right away, add a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole. This will help prevent it from turning brown.
Leftover guacamole can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a day or two. The avocado pit can also be added to the guacamole to help keep it green longer. Just be sure to remove the pit before serving.