Traditional or Classic Guacamole Recipe

Mexican food has really been watered down in its trip around the world. We add a little to it here, take away a little something there, and before you know, you basically have fast food in a shell instead of in a bun. You’d be surprised how many people out there who think they love Mexican food have never had an authentic Mexican meal in their lives. If you want the real stuff, the traditional stuff, you have to go back to the traditional recipes. If you want real, classic guacamole recipe, then gather up these ingredients.

Traditional/Classic Guacamole Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Green Chili Pepper
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Tomato (the riper the better)
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Olive Oil

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To start, chop up the onion and tomato very fine, by hand. If you want the authentic flavor, if you want true classic guacamole, leave your food processor in the cabinet and use a knife. You want it chopped up very fine, but not pureed.

Take the chili pepper and remove the seeds. Chop this up finely, too, and add it to your tomato and onion mixture. Squeeze the lime by hand and add the juice to the mix. Don’t use ready made lime juice. A little something is lost in the process. Maybe it’s the pulp, or maybe it’s just not quite as fresh, but you want to make sure to squeeze your own lime juice.

Take your avocados, cut them in half and remove the pits. Scoop the meat out with a spoon and mash it up in a bowl. Don’t worry about trying to get it too even. In fact, you want some lumps and chunks. Those little bits of avocado flesh in the pulp add to the homemade, classic feel of the appetizer.

Add your avocado to the mix, add salt to taste and a half tablespoon of cumin. Add just a spoonful of olive oil and mix it all together and you have classic, authentic guacamole dip. This guacamole recipe is the base for all guacamole and is the next best thing to taking a trip across the border.

Extra Tips For This Traditional/Classic Guacamole Recipe

If you really want to impress your guests, serve this with some fresh homemade tortilla chips. Just take some corn tortillas, cut them into triangles, fry them until crispy and salt them. Serve it all with some tequila or your favorite Mexican beer and you have just about the best classic Mexican combo there is.

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