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September 28, 2012


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guacamole dip final

I wanted to try avocado dip, Guacamole for long time. I was looking for tortilla chips & nachos here.Last week i got a pack of nachos and i immediately tried this dip..This one is easy to make, healthy n tasty too..I referred the recipe here..Now, without this dip, we are not able to eat nachos Winking smile. I’ve given few tips at the end about how to buy good avocados . Its for beginners. Please go through it.For health benefits , please click here..

  • Ripe avacado – 1 no
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Green chilli – 1-2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no  ( Deseed and chop)
  • Lemon juice – 1.5 – 2  tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – As needed.
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp ( adjust)
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed & take the pulp using a spoon & discard the skin.
  • Using a fork, mash the avocado roughly. Don’t overdo it.It should be little chunky.
  • Chop the onions,  green chillies , coriander leaves very finely.
  • Now in a big bowl , take all the finely chopped veggies except tomato.
  • Mix everything and add the avocado pulp. Mix little.
  • Close the bowl with a plastic wrap or lid & refrigerate it until use.
  • When u r about to serve , chop the tomatoes finely and add it to the dip.Mix well, check for salt and spice .
Serve with nachos or tortilla !!
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  • I have given the quantity of ingredients as per our liking. Please add or subtract them as per ur wish Smile
  • Chilling tomatoes changes the taste of the dip. So please don’t chop or add to dip until ready to serve ..
  • Always keep the guacamole mixture wrapped or covered to prevent oxidation and change of color.
  • Refrigerate until ready or make it fresh n eat.

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How to buy good avacados
  • There are varieties of avacados available in the market. They are Hass, Lamb Hass, Gwen, Reed, or Sharwil , Bacon and Zutano..
  • Bacon and Zutano varieties are light in flavor.
  • Others have a nutty taste.
  • Good avacados can be first identified by its color.Ripe avacado looks dark green to black in color.. Some varieties look light green in color.
  • When you want to examine them. Take an avacado and keep it in ur palm. Just press it lightly.Do not use ur finger tips as it may bruise them.
  • If it gives slightly , it is ready to eat. If it is over ripe, pressing them gives a mushy feeling and ur fnger may sink into the skin.  If the skin is hard to touch and if it doesn’t give , the avacado is not ripe yet.
  • If u planning to keep it for somedays, u can buy the unripe avacado , wrap it in a paper and keep it for 4-5 days to ripen.It can be kept in room temperature.
  • Avocados can be stored in a refrigerator until eaten to slow the ripening process.
  • Avocados with the highest oil content are the Hass, Pinkerton, Sharwil and Fuerte varieties.
  • This buying method may be useful for people who plan to use avocado oil for health and diet or skin and beauty purposes.

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  1. I really miss these dips...looks so tasty and yummy:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen

  2. Yummy and tempting healthy dips...Looks colorful...

  3. Love this ..I make this whenever I buy them.looks yumm

  4. Guacamole is really so quick and easy. Especially during parties this is a perfect appetizer, completely fuss-free.

    Went over your notes. There's another tip on avocado I've seen somewhere: the tip of avocado at the stem end, if it's green it means avocado inside is green; if brown then inside avocado could be more ripe and brown... I haven't tried this yet, but if you do, please share if it works! :D

  5. Pretty pics.. and I love avocados and this dip.. yummy!

  6. This recipe long back my daughter taught me. Very nicely presented and so tempting too

  7. superb looks... will you pass it to me...beautiful clicks dear...

  8. Simple yummy dip and nice notes on Avacado...

  9. Love this healthy dip. Thanks for the info on avocado. Very informative.

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  11. Tempting n yummy healthy dip,lovely presentation:)

  12. Looks so yum chitra. Lovely clicks. I too make the same way. Mine is still in drafts ;-) yet to post it.

  13. We just love this dip with some tortilla chips.

  14. A family favorite, love it on plain bread too..

  15. Love the way you have 'tabled' the recipe! :) Catchy, yet simply done!
    Wanted to make this dip for quite come time, but is it to be done with avacado only? we dont get the fruit here :(

  16. Thanks everyone..@ Bharathy ,Thanks for the lovely comment. If u dont get avacado , u can try the same as tomato salsa without avacado. Just chop all the veggies , add little salt n pepper powder. Make it fresh..It will also taste good for tortilla n nachos :)

  17. Marvelous post....


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