Guacamole

Guacamole is essentially an avocado based sauce that originated in the Aztecs in Mexico. I haven’t encountered any bottle based guacamole yet but have heard about (never interested in) this condiment because I’m more of a chili based fan. The other day we were able to buy the deep purple skinned smallish type avocado, since it was cheap (seemingly in season) I thought I’d try to make a guacamole. Now, I don’t like avocado very much for reasons I can’t specify but I had nacho chips and some taco shells left over so I knew it would be in good use.

Guacamole and taco shells

This is the recipe I used:

1 ripe avocado (as big as a standard softball)
juice of 1 fresh lime
a bunch of scallions, chopped finely (about 2-3 tbsp)
salt and pepper to taste
1 small red onion, chopped finely
1 tbsp, Tabasco sauce

Roughly chop the avocado flesh, place it in a bowl and mash using a fork (I actually used a bamboo whisk to mash it because the fork took too much time and little coverage). You may opt to make it fine or a bit chunky. Add the lime juice, mix. Stir in the scallions, red onion and Tabasco sauce. Season with the salt and pepper. Serve.

My personal verdict? It was so so. It’s not bad. It wasn’t good either. It may be because I didn’t do it right or the ingredients or something. I wouldn’t know. It will take some time before I get interested and actively look for a person/restaurant who’d serve a guacamole that would turn me into a believer. It happened before with enchilada, I’ve been inlove since.

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3 thoughts on “Guacamole

  1. I think that one has to play around with proportions of ingredients to get the flavor one likes. Some places add coriander, some places some chopped up tomatoes. My French teacher pureed the guacamole until very smooth, then added finely chopped tomatoes on top. It was delicious.

    • Yes, I think so too. I’ve read somewhere that it was traditionally made only with salt and the avocado. I’ll try and try again until I find my perfect fit. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Pingback: Gorgeous Guacamole | What's On the Stove?

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