Want to learn how to make a delicious guacamole? Here’s my favorite recipe for guacamole that’s both tasty and easy to make at home.
This recipe contains 7 ingredients where the main ingredients are avocado, lime, tomato and coriander. This guacamole is heavenly good and is also loved by persons who don’t like the taste of coriander.
Guacamole is great to serve as an appetizer or as a snack together with tortilla chips.
With this simple recipe, you never have to buy pre-made guacamole again. This is a much healthier and tastier alternative compared to the pre-made ones that you can buy in the grocery store.
- 2 avocados
- 1 tomato
- 1 freshly squeezed lime
- 0.5-1 clove of garlic
- Chopped coriander to taste
- 0.5-1 tsp ground cumin (can be excluded)
- Tortilla chips
- Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork
- Add lime juice and mix
- Press the garlic using a garlic press, and add cumin
- Chop tomatoes & coriander and add to the bowl
- Add salt to taste and mix
- Serve with tortilla chips. Alternatively, garnish with some coriander leaves on top.
You can exclude coriander in this recipe if you do not like the taste of it. However, it can be fun to taste with the herb since it tastes really good together with the rest of the ingredients.
This guacamole recipe is popular among my family and friends that doesn't like the taste of coriander.
More about guacamole
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip / sauce from the Mexican cuisine. It’s a popular sauce / dip in several Mexican dishes, including tacos.
A traditional guacamole consists of mashed avocado, tomato, fresh coriander, garlic and lime. Chili is also common to add to the recipe to make it a little spicy.
The word guacamole comes from the Aztec language where it’s spelled “āhuacamolli” (which translates into avocado sauce), “āhuacatl” means avocado and “molli” means sauce.
Interesting facts about guacamole & avocado
- It was the Aztecs who invented the guacamole.
- Avocados have been grown and eaten for thousands of years in Mexico, Central America and South America.
- Avocados are also called “alligator pears” because of the shape and green & uneven skin that resemble an alligator.
- Avocados are a species of Lauraceae, which means that they’re related to both bay leaves and cinnamon.
- September 16 every year is “National Guacamole Day”.
- A whole avocado contains about 200-300 calories and is a good source of vitamin A, C, E and B, as well as fiber and potassium.
- Guacamole is traditionally made in a molcajete, which is a Mexican mortar.
Have you tried my guacamole recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments below!