Showing posts with label Guacamole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guacamole. Show all posts


This Ingredient Yields the Tastiest Guacamole

Guacamole is one of my favorite spreads, and I've tasted my fair share of the mashed treat over the years — albeit, some tastier than others. I'm always looking for ways to add nuance and complexity to the classic recipe. So when I heard adding just a dab of mayonnaise yields a creamier batch, I just had to try it for myself. Try it, I did. I also find that the addition of mayo creates a more well-rounded flavor profile. Check out my revved up guacamole recipe below — trust me when I say, It's far from mediocre ;)

Photo: Epicurious
Recipe (2-4 servings)

You'll need:

2 ripe avocados — use this trick to determine overall ripeness
1 medium red or white diced onion (you can substitute shallots if you have them)
1 tsp. of black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, smashed (use mortar and pestle)
1/2 lime or lemon juice (I prefer lime)
2 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely diced (you can use serrano or jalapeno peppers if you prefer)
2 tsp. of salt (or more to taste)
1/2 tbsp. of mayonnaise
Tortilla chips, to serve


Use a fork to mash avocados in a large bowl. Add lime juice first to keep avocados from turning brown (note: in my experience, lime juice will keep avocados vibrant for maybe and hour or two). Incorporate diced onions, peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt and mayonnaise into the batch. Mix well and enjoy with tortilla chips.

Check out my previous post about how to keep guacamole green, longer.

Also, did you know guacamole dates back to the 1500s?


How To Keep Guacamole Green

Finally, a method that works! For years, I've been dousing my guacamole with extra lemon juice, In hopes it will retain its vibrant green hue. Of course, lime juice works, but only for a limited amount of time. Furthermore, the additional helping of lemon juice makes for a very tart batch.

If you hate that unsightly layer of brown gunk that forms on top of your guacamole as much as I do — read on! The folks at the kitchn have figured out how to eliminate that pesky oxidation problem, and it couldn't be simpler. Here's how to keep your guacamole green, right down to the last spoonful.

(Pictures via here)
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