Learn how to make the best guacamole. Here is an easy to make and few minutes to enjoy a refreshing, fresh creamy and delicious guacamole. Try this easy Indian healthy butter fruit recipe in your kitchen and enjoy with your family.
It is mainly used in sandwiches, spread, salad or dip. These can be served with tortilla chips or in an Indian style with papad. Here is the detailed recipe with stepwise photos. Avocado is popularly called butter fruit in India.
It contains fresh nutritious ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes.
Choosing right quality avocados and making it with some simple ingredients is the key step.
This recipe is simple and customizable that can be served in few minutes.
- What is guacamole?
- Health benefits of Avocado
- Why will you like this guacamole recipe?
- Ingredients you need to make guacamole?
- How to make guacamole recipe (stepwise photos)
- What to eat with guacamole?
- Recipe Card
- Storage suggestions
- Recipe variations
- Tips to make perfect guacamole
- Frequently asked questions
What is guacamole?
Guacamole (Spanish word) is a dip or spread which originated from Mexico. It is an avocado based dip.
It is a staple food of Mexican cuisine. It’s a simple recipe that can be balanced with few simple ingredients.
The right way to make a perfect guacamole is using fully ripe avocados.
A common issue with guacamole is that it turns brown easily. However we can keep it green as much as possible. We can add lemon juice and olive oil to avoid browning.
Now this is our family favourite sandwich spread and if you want to check few more recipes using avocado then check the eggless brownies made with avocado
Health benefits of Avocado
Avocados are healthy bunch of fruits. Avocado is popularly called butter fruit in India or avocado pear or alligator pear with a single large seed.
They are rich in vitamins, minerals, high in fibre, carotenoids, saturated and monounsaturated fat making them nutrient dense. Since these are rich in fiber, they keep you full for long duration of time.
However, there are some reports suggesting that eating too much might lead to bloating and irritability in the stomach.
Why will you like this guacamole recipe?
You will love this recipe because of its creamy and buttery flavour.
It’s easy can be made in 5 minutes with prior preparation
Guacamole recipe is quick and easy
This recipe is Indian style.
Homemade guacamole is a classic recipe.
A quick weekday meal recipe
You can enjoy this classic recipe on a meatless Monday or any other day.
You will find this classic guacamole so tasty, will make it again and again.
This is a no cook side dish for chapati or any Indian flat bread.
Mixing bowl: A large bowl which is used for mashing and mixing the ingredients.
Masher or fork: This helps in mashing the avocado pulp. Either fork or potato masher for this purpose.
Sharp edge spoon: Helps to scoop out the avocado pulp from skin.
Ingredients you need to make guacamole?
Avocado: It is important to choose a perfect avocado to make guacamole. Avocado should not be too firm but also not too soft to touch. I have chosen Indian variety, they are large, spherical shape.
Lemon juice: We add fresh lemon juice to guacamole. Its always preferred to add freshly squeezed lemon juice. If we use stored lemon juice, then it becomes bitter. Adding lemon juice prevents browning of mashed avocado.
Cheese: Freshly grated cheese adds texture to guacamole.
Onion: Finely chopped onion is added. Red onion or white onion can be used.
Tomato: Finely chopped tomatoes are added for tangy crunch to the dip
Olive oil: Add a bit of olive oil, makes it more flavourful and tastier
Herbs: Any herbs of choice can be used. I have used dried herbs in this recipe
Salt and black pepper powder is added as per taste preference. These two highlight the flavors and too little will make guacamole fall flat.
How to make guacamole recipe (stepwise photos)
Selection of avocado:
Select a perfect avocado / butter fruit which is soft to touch and ripe. Do not use unripe avocado or spoilt ones.
Scooping out of avocado or butter fruit:
It is perfectly easy to chop avocado or butter fruit. Start by passing the fruit with a sharp knife until it reaches the inner seed.
Simply twist the fruit and open the fruit. Using a metal spoon scoop out the avocado flesh in a large mixing bowl.
Mash the pulp using a potato masher or fork. Do not use a mixer jar or grind the pulp, it becomes completely chutney like.
Mash until its creamy or chunky as per your preference. If you like it to be chunkier just mash it little and leave it as it is.
Add other ingredients one after another. Add lemon juice at first and this prevents browning of guacamole soon.
Cheese, finely chopped onion, tomatoes, olive oil are added. Also add dried herbs, black pepper powder and salt.
Mix every ingredient well until combined and serve immediately as a side dish with your favorite nachos or papad.
What to eat with guacamole?
Guacamole tastes best when served at room temperature. It can be served in burrito bowl and wraps also.
Guacamole is a versatile side dish that can be used as topping for burgers and patties. Used for bread toast. It can be served as dip for nachos, root veggies, roasted vegetables. We can also use it as dip for crackers, tortilla chips, bread croutons.
It can be used as a spread on whole grain sandwiches. Guacamole is a wholesome snack on its own.
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Guacamole Recipe or Avocado Dip
- Mixing bowl
- Masher or fork
- 1 big Avocado
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Cheese: 2tbsp
- 1 no Onion finely chopped
- 1 no Tomato finely chopped
- 2 tsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Herbs
- Salt as per taste
- 2 tsp Black pepper
Selection of avocado:
- Select a perfect avocado which is soft to touch and ripe. Do not use unripe avocado or spoilt ones.
Scooping and mixing:
- It is perfectly easy to chop avocado. Start by passing the fruit with a sharp knife until it reaches the inner seed.
- Simply twist the fruit and open the fruit. Using a metal spoon scoop out the avocado flesh in a large mixing bowl.
- Mash the pulp using a potato masher or fork. Do not use a mixer jar or grind the pulp, it becomes completely chutney like.
- Mash until its creamy or chunky as per your preference. If you like it to be chunkier just mash it little and leave it as it is.
- Add other ingredients one after another. Add lemon juice at first and this prevents browning of guacamole soon.
- Add cheese, finely chopped onion, tomatoes, olive oil. Also add dried herbs, black pepper powder and salt.
- Mix every ingredient well until combined and serve immediately as a side dish with your favorite nachos or papad.
We have to always store the leftover guacamole close otherwise they turn brown and begins to spoil.
Cover guacamole with plastic wrap, cover it in such a way that it will touch the surface entire top layer of dip. Refrigerate this until use.
It can be refrigerated for upto 2 days.
However to slow limit the browning of guacamole, simple add some fresh lemon juice on top of guacamole and refrigerate it.
If you have to store some leftover guacamole, simply cover the rest with plastic wrap, refrigerate immediately.
Air makes it brown due to oxidation so covering it before storing is important.
Guacamole is traditional Mexican food, however, feel free to experiment with flavors as per taste preferences.
In traditional method we add jalapeno or green chilies and fresh cilantro. However, you can add some dried herbs as well.
If you want some more creaminess, then can add fresh cream to it.
We can add few chopped mint leaves making it taste fresher.
To make it more creamy, add a one or two spoons of mayonnaise
Optional additions: Crushed garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper, topped with some pomegranate.
Tips to make perfect guacamole
Never use a cut open avocado, always use fresh whole ones. Cut open avocado tend to brown due to oxidation.
The secret to a perfect guacamole is to have all the ingredients in right proportions, so that we get good flavours of choice.
Always taste and check the seasoning before serving. It can be seasoned with extra salt and lemon juice if required.
Feel free to experiment with the ingredients by keeping avocado and salt as base. Guacamole can be made smooth or chunky depending on individual taste.
Add lemon juice immediately to prevent browning.
Tomato, onion or any other veggie can be added and used for sandwich spread.
Adding cheese is optional, this can be substituted with tofu or paneer.
Frequently asked questions
How long does guacamole last?
Guacamole has a short life in room temperature. However, it stays good for two days when stored properly under refrigeration.
How to prevent guacamole from browning?
It is easy to stop guacamole from browning by simply using lot of lime juice.
Is this recipe glutenfree?
Yes its glutenfree recipe.
Can we make this recipe vegan or dairy free?
Yes we can skip cheese and add some vegan cheese for some extra creaminess.
Can we freeze guacamole?
Yes we can freeze guacamole. Divide them into small portions and pack them in airtight freezer friendly containers or zip lock covers. Place these in freezer and freeze it. When you want to use it, simple move them into fridge section and let it sit there for few hours. Just before serving, you can add little lemon juice and some fresh herbs to upgrade the dip’s flavour.
This recipe was posted in 2017. I have updated it with new stepwise photos
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