Avocado is something I fell in love with after coming here. I have never seen avocado in India so obviously was little hesitant to try it. I tried it first in a mexican restaurant where it is served as a side when you order fajitas. As MK had already been to the US he instructed on how to eat it. A warm tortilla rolled with a little of the chicken fajita, little of sour cream, refried beans and guacamole was heavenly. I started to love mexican food from then. When I visit any burrito or sandwich joint I make sure to ask for the dip.
There is one restaurant in the place we live, when you order guacamole they prepare it next to your table. The super fresh guacamole tasted so good and I wanted to badly make it at home. It is easy to make if you have the avocado handy. You need real ripe ones to make this. You can either use it as a dip for your corn chips or use it as a side. You can make it creamy or chunky whichever way you like. If you get avocado at your place make sure you try this recipe at home.
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Serves - 5 - 6 people
Ripe Avocado - 3 no
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Coriander leaves/Cilantro - 5 tbsp
Lime - 1 no
Green Chilly - 2 no
Salt - for taste
- Cut and remove the large seed from the avocado.
- Scoop the flesh from the ripe avocado and place it in medium size bowl.
- Roll the lime with you palm. Squeeze the juice out of the lime and keep aside.
- Finely chop the onion, tomato, green chilly and coriander leaves.
- With a fork gently mash the avocado.
- Add the chopped onion, tomato, green chilly and coriander leaves.
- Add required salt and gently mix everything together.
- Add the lime juice and give a gentle stir.
- Serve as a side or dip.
- The brown avocado are the ripe ones. If you get slightly greenish ones keep them in room temperature 2 - 3 days for them to ripen.
- You can either make the dip creamy or chunky. Mash the avocado until the required consistency.
- It is best when served immediately. If you are planning to serve it in a party then keep everything ready and mix when needed.