Tip of the Day

"Use the water of boiled vegetables for gravy,doing so you get more flavour and you don't lose the nutrients which otherwise drain off with water.."

*Guacamole

Its aptly said "Better late than never"..............Inspired by this proverb I thought of sending a Mexican side-dish for the A.W.E.D. event by DK of DK's Culinary Bazaar.Mexican food is so yummy,I think everybody likes it. When Mexican food is described, one recipe is definately there. Can u guess??? Look and the picture and you will know it for sure :)

By looking at the picture you must have guessed the recipe I m talking about....yes you are right,its Guacamole. Guacamole is an Avacado based dip which is relished by one and all. First time I had guacamole in Chipotle's Burrito bowl......it was sooooooo delicious. I liked it so much that I thought of making it at home,and it turned out to be exactly same as we get it in any Mexican restaurant.Frankly speaking I liked it better than that!!!!!
For making a tasty Guacamole,use ripe Hass avacados.

Ingredients
  • Avocados 2 (small and ripe)
  • Red onion 1/2 (finely chopped)
  • Serrano pepper 1 (stem and seeds removed,finely chopped)
  • Cilantro 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Fresh lime juice 1tbsp
  • (it adds to the taste as well as prevents browning of guacamole.)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper 1 tsp
  • Tomato 1 small (seeds removed and finely chopped)
  • *Adding a little cheese or cream adds to the taste.
Method
  • Cut the avocados into half and remove the seed.

  • Scoop out the pulp and take it in a mixing bowl.

  • Mash the avacado either with a fork or a spoon. Add the chopped onion,Serrano pepper, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and mash some more. Mix well.

  • Cover with plastic wrap to prevent oxidation. Keep it for sometime at room temperature or refrigerate it if you want to eat later.

  • Add the chopped tomato just before serving the guacamole.

  • Serve with tortilla chips.
Note : Be careful while handling the peppers, wash your hands thoroughly after cutting them.

Serves 2-4

This recipe is my entry to A.W.E.D. event hosted by DK



I am sending this recipe to ARF/5-A-Day event hosted by Cate of Sweetnicks.

18 comments:

bhags said...

nice guacamole recipe, was looking for one.

Meera said...

Guacamole looks delicious.

Srivalli said...

nice one..looks so pretty...like your way of putting up so many pictures to follow!

Srivalli said...

and your eggplant looks so crispy!

Siri said...

guacomole looks delish..:)

Siri

Cham said...

Love guacamole, looks delicious

Lisa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, because now I know of yours. I've enjoyed looking around. I recently made guacamole too, to go along with a dish I prepared for *AWED*.

Kevin said...

That is some nice looking guacamole!

DK said...

Guacamole is one of the best things to come out of Mexican kitchen. Thats my personal opinion owing to my attachment to that dish. Your pics luks yummy and thanks for sending to the event.

P.S dont worry too much about the pic. I will take care of it :)

P.P.S - You cant add your entry to my blog. Actually the search spiders locate my link in your post and add it on automatically. Sometimes it comes fast sometimes little late owing to the search algorithm..It will add soon. It cant afford to skip out on the delicious entry :):)

Jaya said...

Guacamole looks nice and begun bhaja also ..thanks for sharing
hugs and smiles
jaya

Sangeeth said...

delicious recipe...have never tried this one...and ur eggplant is making me drool :)

shriya said...

Hi Heetal,
thanks for visting my blog. You have a very nice blog and a collection of recipes. guacamole is one of my fav dip. Pics look awesome. Great job.

Laavanya said...

Hi Hetal..first time in your blog. The avocada dip looks delicious.. perfect with tortilla chips.

Shweta said...

I love guacamole as much as I love Indian chutneys :) Yours looks soooo good!

meeso said...

I love Guacamole! Your recipe looks perfect :)

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Thanks for visiting my food blog, Hetal, and this guacamole looks delicious and has authentic ingredients! Can't go wrong with avocado : )

Sunshinemom said...

Did I say this before? I love that tea spread you have put on the header! It somehow reminds me of the Arabian Nights stories:) Dish looks delish:)

renae du jour said...

I love guacamole. I usually make it with lime juice too, but I've had it made with orange juice. That was really good.