Recipe for a spicy Mexican avocado dip
Guacamole is a delicious spicy avocado cream, which is served in Mexico traditionally to tortilla chips, tacos or as a side dish to meat. The word guacamole comes from the word "ahuacamolli" from Nahuatl language, an earlier spoken language of the Aztecs and simply means avocado sauce. You can serve it smooth or chunky.
Use best good ripe avocados, which are easy to mash with a fork.
2 ripe avocados
Juice of 1 lime
1 fresh red chili
2 cloves of garlic
25 g fresh cilantro
Mash the peeled and pitted avocados together with the lime juice in a bowl (to avoid the avocado flesh to get brown). Peel and press the garlic cloves. Clean the chili and chop it finely. Cut the tomatoes into small cubes. Chop the cilantro finely.
Mash all ingredients (except the tomatoes) together to a smooth cream. Add pepper and salt, then stir in the diced tomatoes. Finally, sprinkle with the fresh coriander.
The guacamole is best eaten fresh.
Tip: If the guacamole has become too hot, you can make it milder with natural yoghurt or creme fraîche.
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