You Guac My World
Guacamole or Guac as it’s fondly known, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words—ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce).
All you really need to make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice—a splash of acidity— will help to balance the richness of the avocado. Then if you want, add chopped cilantro, chilies, onion, and/or tomato.
The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados.
Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe. If there is a lot of give, the avocado may be past ripe and not good. In this case, taste test first before using.
**Be careful handling chiles if using. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.**
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice or lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red onion or thinly sliced green onion
- 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
- A dash of freshly grated black pepper
- 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Looking for the perfect cocktail to complete your Alfresco Dining Party? Try a Mojito with a twist!
Mojito Cocktails with a Twist!
What You’ll need:
- Serves 8
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 limes
- 1/2 bunch mint leaves
- 200g caster sugar
- 250ml white rum
- 500ml sparkling water
- 8 cupfuls ice cubes
- Here’s the twist…add a large handful of raspberries for a sweet addition to the traditional Mojito!
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