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Avocado is one of the most popular foods on an international level. With the increased consumption of this fruit, there are now an endless variety of ways to prepare it. However, guacamole continues to be the most popular avocado recipe.
This article breaks down how to make homemade guacamole using a traditional recipe. If you follow these steps, you’re about to taste the best avocado dip that you’ve ever had.
Guacamole is an avocado dip that can be used to accompany a wide variety of dishes. Traditional guacamole is made by combining salt, lemon, and tomato with avocado. These are the most common ingredients. However, this recipe has many variations.
This dip is probably the best part of Mexican cuisine, and people all over the world eat it now. Mexicans started consuming this condiment thousands of years ago since this recipe was created by the indigenous people of this region.
People just can’t get enough guacamole, and so its consumption is continuing to grow worldwide. This popularity is most likely due to the simplicity of this recipe and because of the avocado’s general rise to fame in recent years. The demand for this fruit has increased in the U.S., Europe, and even China, and so people are making guacamole more and more now.
Avocado is one of the few fruits that contain healthy fats, and it’s low in sugar, which is just one reason why people are eating guacamole all over the world now.
As we said before, guacamole is easy to make, and there are many variations. Few ingredients are needed, and the result is always magnificent. Below we explain how to make guacamole step by step.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make guacamole:
2 or 3 large ripe avocados
1 medium sized tomato
1 tablespoon of salt
Approximately 10 sprigs of cilantro
1 red pepper or chili pepper
These are the ingredients that you’ll need for the best guacamole recipe. In other recipes, you might find chopped garlic or cayenne pepper, so if you wish, you can add other spicy ingredients to the mix.
The first step here is to boil water in a pot. Then, you can cut the avocados into cubes and put them into the boiling water with the help of a strainer for about 30 seconds.
In another pot, add a few drops of natural disinfectant and place the sprigs of cilantro there for 5 minutes to clean them, while the avocado cools down.
Once the avocado has cooled down, place the cubes in a bowl and smash them with a fork until the avocado has a paste-like consistency.
Once smashed, add the tomato, onion, and pepper; which should already be cut into small cubes.
Then add the chopped cilantro in small pieces to the mix, and finally, the salt. Blend all of the ingredients with the help of a fork or another utensil.
Once you’ve got your final product, you can either serve it directly or let it cool down in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
One of the most common problems with avocado is keeping the fruit from turning brown. This phenomenon can occur if it’s left in the open air for a long time after it making it.
There are several different methods to prevent this from happening. Boiling the avocado for a few minutes is one way. However, you can also add a little bit of lemon to it, or place the fruit’s pit on top of it, since this reduces the risk of browning as well.
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