Guacamole Dip: Avocado with a Kick

by Mira

After looking at various recipes for guacamole and trying various combinations, I found a mix of ingredients and ingredient amounts that work to make a tasty, zesty avocado dip.

Looking at various recipes, it wasn’t hard deciding which ingredients to keep and which to drop; it was tweaking the amounts that gave me a bit of trouble. Eventually, I got it right to where I wanted it using 11 ingredients. Here’s a caveat though: some dishes are more of a matter of taste than others, and I think guacamole is up there at the top of the list. I may find my recipe just right, but you may think it needs more or less of this and that, or lacks a 12th and 13th ingredient, or uses some ingredients you shouldn’t have in guacamole. Still, if you do try this recipe or have your own, or even if you like your restaurant guacamole a certain way, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Edit September 16, 2012
Here's a 12th ingredient: one small Belgian endive. I have never seen it in guacamole but I figured its taste goes well with cilantro, and it really does. It makes this guacamole taste even better. You can also serve endives with the dip itself. If you look up endives + guacamole on Google, you'll see there are a few instances of that.

Before I Give You the Recipe . . .

Take Note to Pay Extra Attention to a Few Things

1. Chop the garlic first, so the allicin has time to form. Allicin is a wonderful active component in crushed or chopped garlic, with antimicrobial, anti-cholesterol, anti-hypertension, and even anti-cancer properties.

2. Mash the avocado with a spoon before putting it in the blender, but only roughly; don’t make it into a paste. Mix in the lime juice, which prevents oxidation (avocado flesh turns brown when it comes into contact with oxygen).

3. Cut the tomato into halves and then wedges, and then proceed to chop those, rather than dicing it into cubes. This way the tomato bits hold better in the blender.

4. The guacamole dip has to be chunky (the degree of chunkiness, however, varies with personal preference), so for best results add half the avocado into the blender, then the rest of the ingredients, ending with the garlic. Then add the rest of the avocado.

5. Run the blender till the avocado at the bottom is a paste, then open the lid (I also unplug the blender), mix the contents with a spoon, fit the lid again, turn the jug upside down and shake it a few times. Run the blender again, just enough for it to cut the onion and some of the tomatoes. Stop the blender while you can still see larger tomato bits in there.

6. Finally, after you serve the guacamole dip, cover it airtight with a plastic wrap.

Ingredients and Instructions

Ingredients and Instructions


Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 20 min
Ingredients for 3 servings
2 avocados  • 3 green onions  • 1 clove of garlic  • the juice of 2 limes  • ½ chili pepper  • 1 tomato  • [1 small Belgian endive]  • a bunch (15 grams) of cilantro (coriander)  • 2 tablespoons sour cream  • 2 tablespoons olive oil  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

1. Chop the garlic and let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the limes.
3. Slice the avocados in half around the seed and scoop the flesh with a spoon. Mash the flesh, but not so much as to turn it into a paste.
4. Add the lime to the avocado, and mix it in. Add half of the mixture to the blender.
5. Chop the tomato (into wedges, and then slice those crosswise), the green onions, half of a chili pepper, [the endive,] a bunch of cilantro (coriander). Add them to the blender.
6. Add the sour cream, olive oil, apple vinegar, and salt.
7. Add the remaining avocado flesh.
8. Add the garlic.
9. Run through the blender as described above: first for a few seconds until the avocado at the bottom becomes a paste; then unplug the blender and mix the contents with a spoon; remove the blender jug, turn it upside down and shake it a few times. Place it back on. Run the blender for a few more seconds, until you see it picks up green onion from the top section but not so long as to destroy all the tomato bits.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

Step-by-Step Pictures for this Guacamole Recipe

The cil. is a little old
The cil. is a little old
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1. Chop the garlic
1. Chop the garlic
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2. Squeeze the limes
2. Squeeze the limes
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3. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados
3. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados
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4. Mash avocado; mix with lime juice
4. Mash avocado; mix with lime juice
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5. Chop tomatoes this way, not cubes
5. Chop tomatoes this way, not cubes
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6. Chop the green onions
6. Chop the green onions
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7. Finely chop half a chili pepper
7. Finely chop half a chili pepper
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8. Chop the cilantro (coriander)
8. Chop the cilantro (coriander)
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9. Add all the rest
9. Add all the rest
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10. Run blender, then mix with spoon
10. Run blender, then mix with spoon
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11.  Dip is thick & a little chunky
11. Dip is thick & a little chunky
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Serve Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

Serve guacamole with tortilla chips

 

Or Try It With . . .

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumbers
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Belgian endives
  • Potatoes baked in skin
  • Baked potato wedges
  • Warm corn tortilla
  • Warm pita bread
  • Panini sandwiches
  • Fish baked in a crust of salt
  • As a dressing in a grilled chicken salad
  • You name it

Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this guacamole recipe!

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Updated: 09/13/2014, Mira
 
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How Do You Like Your Guacamole?


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Mira on 11/09/2016

I don't know what I'd most like to drink with this one. Probably just freshly squeezed orange juice.

DerdriuMarriner on 11/07/2016

Mira, Thank you! The photos with tortilla chips look particularly enticing, and that may be the most popular option for tables set up for ages from childhood through under-30. Myself, I love the carrot, celery, cucumber and grilled salad options.
What drinks do you recommend?

Mira on 04/11/2014

You're welcome, Violette! Glad you like my guacamole recipe :) Enjoy!

VioletteRose on 04/10/2014

I love guacamole, your recipe sounds great and thank you so much for the tips, especially the advice to chop garlic first.

Mira on 04/06/2014

Thank you, Emma! :) I love avocado and guacamole can be pretty healthy (I no longer eat much of those tortilla chips with it, by the way), so it was important for me to get this guacamole recipe right :)

Guest on 04/05/2014

Mira, You are to be applauded for your diligence in perfecting this recipe. I agree that guacamole is one of those foods which is a matter of taste, with ingredients and amounts finding favor or disfavor according to definite personal preferences. Nevertheless, some versions of these finicky dishes do find fairly widespread appeal, and I would think such would be the case with your recipe.
Yummy!

Mira on 11/27/2012

Thank you, Pam, for your visit and your nice words :).

dustytoes on 11/27/2012

This sounds and looks fantastic. You are quite a clever cook! Love all the nice photos. If only I can remember to let the garlic sit after chopping.

suranee69 on 11/07/2012

Will definitely do so Mira :) Thank you.

Mira on 11/07/2012

It took me a while to figure this recipe, but I'm very happy with it. Hope you will be too! Let me know how you like it and, if you decide to further adapt it, what you would change. :-)


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