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September 28, 2012


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I wanted to try Mexican style avocado dip also known as Guacamole for long time. I was looking for tortilla chips & nachos to try this guacamole dip recipe. Last week I got a pack of nachos and I immediately tried this dip. 

This homemade guacamole is easy to make, healthy and tasty too. I referred this perfect guacamole recipe from Simply Recipes. Use ripe avocado for best taste. Raw avocado tastes bitter.  Now, without this dip, we are not able to eat nachos. I’ve given few tips at the end on how to buy good avocado if you are buying for the first time. Its for beginners. Please go through it.
guacamole dip recipe

Guacamole Dip Recipe - Mexican Avocado dip

Guacamole Dip Recipe - Mexican Avocado dip Guacamole - Mexican Avocado dip recipe for Nachos and Tortilla
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Starter
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

  • Ripe avocado – 1 no
  • Big onion – 2 nos (Finely chopped)
  • Green chilli – 1-2 nos (Finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 no ( Deseed and chop finely)
  • Lemon juice – 1.5 – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro – 2 tbsp (Finely chopped)
  • Salt – As needed.
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp (adjust)
  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed and take the pulp using a spoon. Discard the skin.
  2. Using a fork, mash the avocado roughly. Don’t overdo it. It should be little chunky.
  3. Chop the onions, green chillies , coriander leaves very finely.
  4. Now in a big bowl, take all the finely chopped veggies except tomato.
  5. Mix everything and add the avocado pulp. Mix little.
  6. Close the bowl with a plastic wrap or lid and refrigerate it until use.
  7. When you are about to serve it, chop the tomatoes finely and add it to the dip. Mix well, check for salt and spice.
  8. Serve with nachos or tortilla !!
  • I have given the quantity of ingredients as per our liking. Please adjust them as per your wish. 
  • Refrigerating 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 and eat.

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How to buy good avocado

  • There are varieties of avocado 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 avocado can be first identified by its color.Ripe avocado looks dark green to black in color. Some varieties look light green in color.
  • When you want to examine them. Take an avocado and keep it in ur palm. Just press it lightly. Do not use your 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 your finger may sink into the skin.  If the skin is hard to touch and if it doesn’t give, avocado is not ripe yet.
  • If you planning to keep it for some days, you can buy the unripe avocado , wrap it in a paper and keep it for 4-5 days to ripen. It can be kept in room temperature.
  • Avocado can be stored in a refrigerator until eaten to slow the ripening process.
  • Avocado 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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Divya A said...

Dip looks so yum dear... Well made wish to grab some and dig in :)
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Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

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

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Unknown said...

Yummy guacamole!!! nice pictures!!
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Yummy and tempting healthy dips...Looks colorful...

Unknown said...

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

Nisha said...

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

Laavanya said...

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

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

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

Menaga Sathia said...

super tempting dips!!

divya said...

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

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Simple yummy dip and nice notes on Avacado...

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and tempting dip.

Shobha Kamath said...

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

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Healthy & yummy dip, fantastic pics!

Julie said...

Tempting n yummy healthy dip,lovely presentation:)

PACHANTI said...

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

Priya Suresh said...

We just love this dip with some tortilla chips.

Hema said...

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

Bharathy said...

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 :(

Chitra said...

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 :)

roses said...

Marvelous post....