Looking for some other cool recipes for St Patrick’s Day Party? I’ve got some, try here: green food recipes.
First time I tried this green dip, it was served as a side dish to something very spicy in mexican restaurant, and it didn’t impress me. Probably, that was about color: I never seen avocados before and their bright green color seem almost artificial.
Nevertheless, I tried it and since then these unusual and very nutritious fruits are very important part of my diet: amusingly they have more potassium than bananas, have high fiber content and rich on vitamins E, B and K.
This variant of guacamole is a bit spicy. If you want to make it mild: either increase amount of avocados or reduce amount of serrano peppers and onion; adding sour cream can help reduce hotness as well.
- 4-5 avocados
- 1-2 green serrano pepper (or 2 if you like it really spicy)
- 1 small shallot onion (can be replaced by small red onion)
- Fresh cilantro
- Juice of about ½ lemon
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Ground black pepper
- Salt to taste
How to prepare, step-by-step:
- Prepare ingredients: pick soft avocados but not ripe, if you like it less spicy take just 1 serrano pepper and a half of shallot onion:
- Start of by cleaning avocados. Since it is not important while making guacamole to keep avocados form, you can simply cut them in half, remove pit and scoop pulp out using teaspoon (I did a bit different but that isn’t that important):
- Put avocados to the deep bowl:
- Mash avocados using potato masher, I like to bring it consistency there are still small chunks of avocado are still recognizable:
- Season with mashed avocados with salt and ground black pepper:
- Clean serrano peppers, remove seeds and stem; finely chop peppers and add them to the bowl:
- Peel shallot onion and chop it too, add to the bowl:
- Add finely chopped cilantro:
- Add juice from about half of the lemon:
- Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil:
- Mix everything using table spoon:
- Serve guacamole as a dip with tortilla chips, as a spread over toasted bread or as a tasty addition to some other dish of your choice: