Guacamole

 Preparation Time 10 min.
 Cook Time 0 min.
 Person 3

The trick to making perfect guacamole is using ripe avocados that are just the right amount of ripeness. Not ripe enough and the avocado will be hard and tasteless. Too ripe and the taste will be off.Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe. If there is a lot of give, the avocado may be past ripe and not good. In this case, taste test first before using.

Ingredients

Avocado

Avocado
2 ripe avocado

Salt

Salt
½ teaspoon Kosher salt

Lemon juice

Lemon juice
1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice

Onion

Onion
2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced onion

Chilis

Chilis
1-2 serrano chilis

Koriander

Koriander
2 tablespoons koriander

Pepper

Pepper
A dash of freshly pepper

ripe tomatoes

ripe tomatoes
½ tomatoes

Preparation

How to Make Perfect Guacamole Recipe

  1. Cut avocado, remove flesh: Cut the avocados in half. Remove seed. Score the inside of the avocado with a blunt knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. (See How to Cut and Peel an Avocado.) Place in a bowl.
  2. Mash with a fork: Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don't overdo it! The guacamole should be a little chunky.)
  3. Add salt, lime juice, and the rest: Sprinkle with salt and lime (or lemon) juice. The acid in the lime juice will provide some balance to the richness of the avocado and will help delay the avocados from turning brown.Add the chopped onion, cilantro, black pepper, and chiles. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness.Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

  4. Cover with plastic and chill to store: Place plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole cover it and to prevent air reaching it. (The oxygen in the air causes oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.Chilling tomatoes hurts their flavor, so if you want to add chopped tomato to your guacamole, add it just before serving.

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