Guacamole has become an essential part of American cuisine can be used as a dip for chips, or in a salad and as a condiment for many recipes. The key ingredient is avocado, which is a large berry containing a single seed. The flesh of the fruit is used to make the guacamole, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, potassium, dietary fibers boasting several health benefits.
How to make guacamole?
The classic guacamole is made using avocados, cherry tomatoes, onion, lime, cilantro, garlic and salt. A perfect blend of creamy, tangy ingredients to be served as a dip for your chips. The simplest way to prepare is to cut the avocados evenly and then scoop all that flesh out. The next step is to mash the flesh with all the other ingredients, and you are good to go. Store the mixture in a cool place and make sure it is covered since exposed guacamole will oxidize and turn brown which does not look appealing.
Here are a few different variants.
Kale guacamole: With a green vegetable added in the mix, give the classic an even healthier twist.
Tropical fruit guacamole: The addition of tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapples, will give your guacamole a tangy taste and make it look even more appealing with the interesting color combination.
Hummus guacamole: Craving that middle eastern dip from time to time? Mix it with your classic guacamole to get two condiments in one for you chips and nachos.
Apple guacamole: With a couple of diced jalapeño and the addition of green apple, give your guacamole and spicy and crunchy flavor, second to none.
Pomegranate guacamole: Adding pomegranates will not only boost the health benefits but will also enhance the flavor giving it a sweet and tangy taste.
Grilled guacamole: Anything that is grilled will always pack a punch, grill your classic guacamole to take it to the next level.
Bacon cheese guacamole: Bacon will give your guacamole that salty smoky flavor complimented by cheese. A rich and heavier option compared to your healthier variants, occasionally.
Mint and pea guacamole: Peas will add a texture and certain sweetness to the dip, which also goes well with mint for an interesting flavor combination. The freshness of the mint will complement the sweetness of peas blended with avocados beautifully.
Spicy guacamole: Made with avocados, tomato, green, onions, lime juice, salsa, sour cream, vinegar and the most important of all, cayenne pepper to give it that extra flavor of spice.
Many interesting variants of the classic guacamole can be looked up online, with their recipes.