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Modern Mexican, Amazing Guacamole

Modern Mexican, Amazing Guacamole


Outdoor seating is lovely in this Penn Quarter restaurant, but inside is even better. Throughout the restaurant are guacamole carts, each complete with avocadoes and bowls of fresh condiments.

If you like guacamole, you’ve come to the right place. The waiter adds tomatoes, diced jalapenos, cilantro, and chopped onions to a rough black bowl, and mashes in fresh avocadoes to make the most sublime dip north of the border. Served with warm corn tortillas, tortilla chips, and two types of salsa, it’s worth the $12 for two servings. It’s hard to follow such a showstopper, but there are nice specials such as grilled salmon over black beans with zucchini, roasted corn, and tropical fruits. Much of the regular menu is sophisticated Mexican cuisine—quesadillas are of course always available, and you can always order a side of fried plantains or a glass of mango juice if you’re still hungry.


4 Guacamole Recipes, Pico de Gallo Salsa and Flour Tortilla Chips

Mexican Heritage Month Guest Post: Our guest today is Pily Guzmán, author of the beautiful blog “La Cocina Mexicana de Pily”. In this post you will find 4 great ways to make guacamole, plus a salsa with tasty tortilla chips.
Perhaps you are in a hurry and do not know what hors d'oeuvre you will give to your guests in your next party. How about this appetizer? Guacamole, an authentic Mexican dish, tasty and easy to make.
In México we celebrate our Independence Day on September 16, and in many homes this means having lunch or dinner with family and friends. It is usually the traditional pozole, sometimes tacos or chicken with mole, Carne Asada, frijoles Charros, Quesadillas, gorditas, etc. it is an endless parade of dishes coming from the kitchen, it is a good time to enjoy and share our traditions.

If you're not planning something complicated, and prefer a casual and simple dish, this is a good option.
I know, I know, how complicated can it be a guacamole or a salsa? Well, these chips are very original and are the twist of this rich snack, these delicious tortillas seasoned and baked make a big difference.
In the town where I grew up, we call this well-known Mexican Salsa: "pico de gallo", as I said, every city has its own traditions and names sometimes change from one dish to another.

The same applies to making guacamole. There are many recipes are many. really, all good and delicious, so here are some recipes with a few differences between them, you decide which one you like better.
I hope this will be a useful appetizer for your next Mexican theme party.

4 Guacamole Recipes

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For the Flour Tortilla Chips:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Have ready 2 cookie sheets lined with foil. (Please check the ingredients list below)
  • Place the tortilla triangles on a table.
  • Stir in a small bowl the cheese, seeds, paprika, salt and pepper with a spoon.
  • With a brush put butter on one side of each triangle and then top that side with the parmesan cheese mixture.
  • Place on cookie sheet, until all of the tortillas are topped with the cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tortilla chips are golden brown on top and bottom.
  • Place on a wire rack, cool, set aside.

You could add seasoning with traditional Mexican flavors, how about chili powder? Pepper and lemon?? Tajin pepper?, Etc. .

Guacamole recipe # 1:

  • Place avocado in a bowl and slightly mash with a fork.
  • Add lemon and salt
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix to combine
  • Success!

Guacamole # 2:

  • 1. Place avocado pulp in a bowl.
  • Stir in the tomatillos and season with salt
  • Stir.
  • It’s Ready!

Guacamole # 3:

  • Remove the avocado pit and peel. Mash it with the help of a fork.
  • Place the Serrano pepper in the blender with a couple tablespoons of water and puree until smooth.
  • Add the Serrano pepper mixture to the avocado, season with salt and stir.
  • VERY SPICY!

Guacamole # 4:

  • Remove pit from the avocado and the peel, place in a bowl and press with a fork.
  • Add lemon and salt, stir.
  • I love!

Salsa Mexicana:

I also added some beautiful little peppers I bought from my trip to the north of the country.
Instructions:


How To Choose Perfect Avocados

Of course, the most crucial element to delicious homemade guacamole is picking the right avocados. We all know how finicky it can be to find a perfectly ripe avocado- but have no fear I’m here for you.

So how can you spot a ripe avocado? There are two methods I’ve been known to use:

The Stem Method: One of the best ways to tell the ripeness of an avocado is by peeking under the stem (usually just a cap, from supermarkets). If the stem won’t easily come free from the avocado, then the avocado isn’t ripe yet. If you peel it off and it’s green underneath, then the avocado should be ripe and green. If it’s browning underneath, then your avocado also likely has brown spots.

The Squeeze Method: I like to combine this with the stem method. Ripe avocados are usually not only darker in colour, but they will yield slightly when pressed at the end. It should feel slightly soft but definitely not mushy.

Don’t press too hard, though, as this can cause bruising and will affect the colour of the guacamole.


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What is Guacamole Made Of?

Simple answer? Avocado. But oh—guacamole is SO much more than avocado. Fresh, bright flavors and no jarred salsa, ever.

Our many years of extremely scientific guacamole recipe research has led us to the knowledge that the makings of truly great, best-ever guacamole are as follows (nothing more, nothing less):

  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Freshly ground black peppercorn
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Ripe avocados
  • Fresh jalapeño peppers
  • Red onion, finely minced
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Course salt


Ingredients

Step 1

Smash avocados with a potato masher or fork in a medium bowl or with a molcajete (a Mexican mortar and pestle) until very coarsely mashed. Mix in onion, chile, garlic, lime juice, salt, and ¼ cup cilantro. Taste and add more lime juice, if desired. Top with pepitas (if using) and more cilantro serve with chips alongside.

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I like to take the jalapeno and put it together with some garlic and salt and mash it up with a mortar and pestle before mixing together. This helps blend the pepper and the juices distribute nicely in the avocado.

Cook garlic on low heat in olive until is nice and soft. Careful not to burn the garlic. Use kosher salt, this is a great trick for cookies too. The flakes are bigger so you taste it. Fresh ground pepper and cumin to taste. Red peppers can add a bit of color. Diced tomatoes are also great. I often make pico de gallo the day before to mix in.

Made this recipe just half an hour ago and I think it’s delicious! I was weary about the cilantro but it turned out to really add a nice flavor to the dip. This dip + a salty chip = bliss!

Made it this weekend to rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It was a real hit!

Two problems: 1) no one I know puts either cilantro or pepitas into their guacamole 2) the best recipe I’ve ever used calls for the addition of a small amount of diced tomato and black pepper along with the other ingredients listed here. Lemon juice can be used in place of lime juice. Just my experience w Tex-Mex after living in the Lone Star state for 42 years.

Looks great! I will probably make this today. Minus the cilantro. I used to like cilantro until it started appearing on everything but creme brulee. My mom has never liked it -- it tastes like soap to her. Any suggestions as to what will give Mexican food that fresh herbal note besides cilantro would be appreciated.


Easy Homemade Guacamole

Fresh guacamole dip or side item to add lots of yummy creamy flavor to your main dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium avocados. ripened, seeded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped (If freezing leftovers, consider skipping tomatoes)
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno, seeded, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch or two of salt
  • tortilla chips for serving, if desired

Directions

Scoop out avocado into a medium bowl and mash. Careful not to over mash if you prefer a more chunky texture.

Stir in remaining ingredients with a spoon.

Chill guacamole covered in fridge until ready to serve.

Yes! Homemade guacamole is the best!

We like to eat it as a dip, inside salads, on top of hamburgers, tacos, enchiladas, and more. You can even go further and season it with garlic and cumin. In a pinch, just mash fresh avocados and combine with your favorite salsa. It can be super versatile!

Curious about the fun bowl I used in these pictures?

It&rsquos a mortar & pestle set found here. You can use it for crushing spices and herbs, making dressings, as well as making delicious guacamole!

Yes, you can! Avocados are on sale at my grocery store this week for just $.69/each, so I made a couple of batches of guacamole, filled a few seal-able plastic baggies, and placed in the freezer to enjoy with future meals.

To defrost, simply move to the fridge or soak the bag in room temperature water for 20 minutes. Next time I&rsquod skip the tomatoes in my guacamole if planning to freeze because they didn&rsquot freeze very well. The taste and texture were pretty good still when defrosted and will be perfect when we NEED a midweek guacamole fix!


Without further ado, here are six Mexican recipes to satisfy your taste buds.

These vegetarian tacos are stuffed with a blend of sautéed veggies, peepers, and black beans. Top with mashed avocado with a dash of lemon juice and salsa. A recipe so delicious that you won’t miss the meat.

Quesadillas

Looking for a quick and easy meal? Try this vegan Quesadilla with Pesto stuffed with a flavourful combination of corn and cheese.

Rich in flavours, the enchiladas are smothered in easy-to-make homemade sauce made from some basic ingredients, and baked until the cheese melts. Serve it with your favourite Mexican condiments.

Make your own chicken burrito packed with beans, cheese, rice and more. Burritos are a complete meal and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

For a loaded appetizer, delve into this oh-so-yummy recipe with beans, jalapenos, cheese and more.

Guacamole is a dip made of avocados, lime and other fresh ingredients. Check out the video right below to know different ways you can prepare this lip-smacking dip.

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How to Make Homemade Guacamole

Making homemade guacamole is easy and simple. No fancy equipment is needed for this recipe. Although a molcajete is traditional and makes it quick and easy to mash, a fork will easily mash the avocados also. You want to make sure the avocados are ripe and soft to allow for easy mashing. If the avocados are hard then you may need to wait a few days.

  1. Finely dice: the onion, cilantro and any other ingredients you may be adding (ie jalapeno, garlic, tomatoes).
  2. Mix: In the bowl or molcajete add the onion, cilantro, salt and lime juice. Mash this together and let sit while you prepare the avocados. This allows the lime and salt to work wonders on the onion and cilantro.
  3. Prepare avocados: slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, then dice the avocados while in the peel. I prefer to dice into squares, just a few slices in both directions gives a chunky square dice. This helps create a wonderful chunky texture to the guacamole.
  4. Mash: at this point, add the avocados to the bowl or molcajete with the other ingredients. Mash until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add tomatoes if desired. I like to do this step last so the tomatoes remain in their nice dice and not mashed.

This easy burrito recipe comes together with very little time or effort. Budget friendly and easy to feed a crowd, this is the best recipe!

This delicious skillet recipe is a favorite around here! The salsa makes the chicken so flavorful and the melted cheese makes it even better!


Watch the video: Modern Mexico - Avocado Salsa Verde