Holy Guacamole – Mexican Food Delish!
Holy Guacamole – Mexican Food Delish!

Holy Guacamole – Mexican Food Delish!

We have recently returned from Mexico and I am in love with the fresh simplicity of the food. Guacamole is now a food we devour almost daily. Please believe me when I say that EVERYTHING is better with the good old Guac! But, how do you make the perfect guacamole? What should be included in a guacamole recipe and what should be left out?

Close Up with Tortilla Chips

So after researching this topic extensively I have the perfect Guacamole recipe to share with readers. This recipe is so simple I almost think its too simple to be a Gourmet Getaways recipe. The reason I have included it is because this is the best recipe! It’s the true traditional Mexican recipe without influence from any other country.

When I said I have been researching guacamole extensively what I meant is “eating loads of Guacamole.” What I found is that everywhere I went the flavours were very similar. So after I ate a delicious guacamole I asked what ingredients were included in the dish.

Avocado Guacamole

Avocado Guacamole

I discovered that everyones recipe included avocado, no surprise there! They all included red onion, coriander, tomato, lime juice and salt. Some recipes also included a little finely chopped mild chilli and pepper. The recipes varied in the amount of each ingredient in the recipe and how finely the ingredients were chopped.

Guacamole - Mexican Recipe

Guacamole – Mexican Recipe

The two things I found that should never be included in guacamole is sour cream and lemon juice. The Mexican versions never swapped lime juice for lemon and dairy does not belong in a guacamole.

When I returned from Mexico I put my new found knowledge to the test. I have been making guacamole day and night. The biggest surprise for me is that my 10 year old boy that hates tomato and avocado keeps requesting this dish with every main meal. The boy got absolutely hooked on the dish while we were in Mexico, and like me, he wanted more!

Avocado for Guacamole

Avocado for Guacamole

Another thing I particular like about the Mexican food is it’s healthy! Avocado is a superfood full of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It contains healthy monounsaturated fat, omega 3 oils and loads of antioxidants.

Holy Guacamole – Mexican Food Delish!
Recipe Type: Snack, Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Julie
The best Guacamole recipe and the only one you will ever need. Brought to you straight from Mexico!
Ingredients
  • 2 Avocado’s
  • 1/4 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 red tomato (chopped)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1/4 cup coriander (chopped)
  • 1 red chilli (finely chopped) *optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mash the avocado and place in a bowl.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients with the avocado.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories: 132 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 1.2g Sugar: 0 Sodium: 5.2mg Fiber: 2.5g Protein: 1.62g Cholesterol: 0

Don’t be shocked by the calorie count of the guacamole, the recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups and you will usually only use a 1/2 cup per person. One other point, before you consider guacamole as a sometimes food remember that aioli and other dressings have no nutritional value and more calories.

I will be sharing so many more Mexican recipes with readers. They are all simple and I am hoping to bring you pure Mexican recipes that haven’t been adulterated with variations from other cultures over time.

Mexican- Guacamole Recipe

Mexican- Guacamole Recipe

One more interesting fact did you know that Guacamole was originally made by the Aztec Mexican’s. The name of the dish actually means avocado sauce. Mole is sauce and in Nahuatl, (the Aztec language) Guaca is the word for avocado.

Tortilla and Lime

Tortilla and Lime

So there you have it Guacamole, the perfect dish to have with some homemade tortilla.

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Comments

  1. Oh wow, I love Sundays when I wake up later than the rest of the week. And here I see your Guac. Too late I just made for brunch the mashed potato you taught me how to make ;). This guacamole will be handy as avocado season here just started…

  2. We eat avocado every single day, though not always in guacamole. Have to try your recipe soon!

  3. I adore guacamole too!! Lately we’ve been making open-faced sandwiches with it on homemade spelt rolls. So good. πŸ™‚

  4. One of my favourites! Appreciate the authentic recipe Julie πŸ™‚

  5. Love it… so bummed that I can’t eat tomatoes or chillies. Lovely recipe, Julie.

  6. This looks delicious Julie ! Love guacamole and avocados !!

  7. I’m like your son! I love guacamole and could eat that bowl with a spoon! Your version looks perfect!

  8. I loved the food in Mexico too, even the cheap food at Senor Frog was better than some I’ve had. Your guacamole looks terrific!

  9. We make it sometimes for snack time – it’s easy and my son loves it! I tend to eat too many chips – how could we pass fresh guac! πŸ™‚

  10. This is my kind of guacamole – simple, elegant and delicious! Totally agree with the the omission of lemon juice and dairy. It doesn’t belong. This recipe is very similar to the my husband, the guacamole maker in this house. πŸ™‚ He always says “Guacamole is all about the avocadas”. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Enjoyed the post!

  11. Guacamole is the business, although haven’t made for ages cause the avos are so expensive. Might have to splurge and make.

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