Blog #88: Guacamole is such a versatile recipe that can be served in so many dishes. When you think of tasty guacamole, you may think of Mexican dishes, 5 de Mayo, the Super Bowl or as an appetizer. However, I make guacamole on a regular basis in my home. Why, you ask? Well, it is easy, delicious and filling! It’s also the perfect dip to make in a pinch. I sometimes make it for dinner, if I don’t want to cook and want something quick to eat.
Avocado became popular a few years ago and since then has been a staple in many diets. I grew up eating avocados just about everyday with the “Dominican Flag,” as my mom would call the main Dominican dish at home. Rice, beans, meat and some type of salad. My favorite way to eat avocado is with yucca, sauteed onions and scrambled eggs with cheese or a fried egg and some fresh parmesan cheese with a squeeze of lime. It is sooo good!! I want some now just talking about it!
There are many benefits to eating avocado. Here are just a few reasons why you should incorporate avocados in your diet:
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Antioxidants for healthy vision
- Reduces depression
- If eaten regularly, minimizes risk of miscarriages and neural tube defects in pregnancies
- Protects against colon, stomach, pancreatic and cervical cancer
How to Serve
- Burrito Bowl
- Tortilla Chips
- On toast, as you would with avocados for breakfast
- Fried egg and sauteed peppers and onions
- Rice and Meat
Anyway you would eat an avocado, you can serve guacamole the same way!
There are many different variations on how to make guacamole, from the way you mash your avocados to what you add or omit. One of them being tomatoes! I love them. I admit that as a child they were just okay. But now I love to salt them and eat them on their own. The first time I saw that was on an episode of Full House. 😆 So good! Anyway, for those who dislike tomatoes, you may omit it. However, tomatoes are a must in my guacamole!
- Avocados, of course
- Tomatoes; Any tomato will do. However, I use plum tomatoes or even cherry tomatoes work!
- Red Onion but I don’t always have red onion. Therefore, yellow onions work just fine
- Cilantro, No cilantro no guac!
- Cumin is what gives your guacamole flavor!
- Hot Sauce- I love the Goya and Cholula Brand
I will say I don’t measure the seasoning for this recipe!
Tasty GuacamoleCourse: AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
2 ripe avocados
1 plum tomato, diced small
2 tbsp of red or yellow onion, diced small
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 lime, freshly squeezed
hot sauce, Goya or Cholula Brand
- In a bowl mash both avocadoes either with a fork or potato masher
- Mix in the tomato, onion and cilantro
- Add the lime juice, generously add cumin powder, a large pinch of salt and pepper
- Add 5 or so dashes of hot sauce*
- Mix and serve!
- The hot sauce gives the guacamole flavor and not make it spicy, at all!
What do you like to eat with your guacamole?