Guacamole Recipe with Cilantro

Although the main ingredient in this guacamole recipe is avocado, a variety of other ingredients can be used to liven it up or tone it down. It was developed by the Aztecs and has become a favorite dish today. This simple to make guacamole dip recipe includes lemon or lime juice and coarse salt. You will be able to start your homemade guacamole with this basic recipe and adjust it to your taste preference. Using fresh ingredients will give your appetizer an original Mexican flare and will complement the food you serve with it.

Guacamole With Cilantro Igredients List

  • 2 or 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1-2 minced serrano chiles. If you want a milder dip, use jalapeno peppers, Fresno chiles or guero chiles, they are not as hot.
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A dash of black pepper to taste
  • 1 ripe tomato or 3-4 roma tomatoes, chopped

What Is Cilantro?

Cilantro is the leaves of the Coriander plant and also known as Chinese Parsley.

Cilantro

Preparation

1. Prepare your ripe avocados by cutting them in half and removing the seed. Remove avocados from their peels by scooping them out with a spoon. Put the avocados in a large mixing bowl.

2. Mash up the avocados with a fork and add the onion, lemon or lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mash all the ingredients together until they are well mixed.

3. Chili peppers can be very hot so start with small amounts, adding more until the guacamole is at your desired level of hotness. Select the type of chiles based on your taste.

4. Chop up your tomatoes and be sure they are kept separate until you are ready to serve your guacamole.

5. To prevent oxidation, cover your guacamole with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it until ready to serve.

6. Prior to serving, add the chopped tomato and mix well.

Serves 3-6.

Extra Tips For This Cilantro Guacamole Recipe

If you are craving guacamole and don’t have tomatoes on hand, try using 1/2 cup of salsa mixed into your mashed avocados. This will actually add more zip to your guacamole, depending on the hotness of your salsa.

No chiles? You can easily substitute cayenne pepper for your chiles. Adjust to your taste preference.

Need to serve more guests? Try adding cottage cheese or sour cream to your dip. It actually tastes great and helps your dip go farther!

Let us know how you like this recipe and if you have tried other substitutions or variations.

Enjoy!


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