I am a huge fan of avocado and really love guacamole! It's one of my favourite dips! And, I am glad that my kids, who are not big fan of avocados, enjoy guacamole too. So, this is a must-have when we do Mexican dinner at home.
Guacamole is typically made with avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. We usually omit the jalapeno to keep it kid-friendly. Sometimes, I would also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Fresh garlic can be too sharp and overpower the mild avocado favour (tip from a Mexican friend :D).
Another substitute I often make is using Italian parsley instead of cilantro. It's a personal preference, so it's completely up to you. You can also choose to use basil and mint for a different yet equally refreshing taste.
- 3 ripe avocadoes
- 1/2 small red onion (or a couple of shallots), finely diced
- 1 Tomato (or a handful of cherry tomatoes), diced
- 15g Italian Parsley, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp spoon of garlic powder)
- 1 lime, juiced (it's key to use fresh lime juice!)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
1. Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop into a mixing bowl.
2. Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you'd like.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Give it a taste test and add a pinch more salt or lime juice if needed
4. Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips. Enjoy!