Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Guacamole is an avocado based dip belonging to the Mexican cuisine. Traditionally, it is made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortar and pestle. But we can make several variations to this traditional recipe like adding onions,tomatoes,cilantro and lime juice. You can also add additional richness to this dip by adding dollops of sour cream or cream cheese or Greek yogurt.

Avocado is the main component in this dip. Avocado has many health benefits and personally I consider it as a super food. It is abundantly rich in B vitamins ,vitamin K , vitamin C and potassium. Studies have also shown that a good intake of avocados have shown to lower the blood cholesterol.
I generally use this fruit in the form of a dip or use it in smoothie.

So lets learn how to make this delicious dip.


  • Avocado (Ripe) : 1 (large)
  • Red Onion (chopped) : 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes (seeds removed and chopped) : 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice : 1 tbsp
  • Roasted cumin powder : 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Hot sauce (Salsa Picante de CHILE HABANERO) : 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) : 2 tbsp
  • Slice the avocado completely in the center (around the seed).

  • Split the avocado in to two parts.

  • Remove the seed.

  • Peel the skin off or just scoop out the pulp with the spoon.

  • With the avocado pulp in the mixing bowl, start mashing the avocado roughly with a back of a fork.

  • Add the other ingredients to the mashed avocado like onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, hot sauce, roasted cumin powder, cilantro. Lastly, add the salt and pepper and give it a mix. 

  • Serve this delicious dip with tortilla chips or crackers.

Note: As a variation , add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt or cream cheese to get deliciously rich dip. 
This is my second post to the current BLOG HOP event named "Appetizers".


  1. Simple and nice recipe dear!!!

  2. Those dip looks delicious and healthy

  3. Dip look succulent & delicious ,super share dear.

  4. Made my version before. its like the perfect dish.

  5. superb presentation! I love guacamole. this eye-catching dip is sure to be a winner in any party!

  6. Love guacamole! we make it every week, in fact today only I had it for breakfast! yum!

  7. My favourite guacomole...It's our Saturday dinner every week,,,.Looks very delicious..Well presented and lovely clicks dear:)

  8. Love avocados! This dip surely looks delicious :)

  9. This is super yum and super AWESOME shubha! Just delicious! :)

  10. One of my favorite dip of alltime! Shubha, plating is awesome and so is the pictures! *drooling*

  11. Great step by step clicks. And it looks awesome...

  12. This guacamole is looking so delicious and tempting dear, will soon try it !!

  13. A eternal favorite, Shubha...I love how beautifully you've spiced it up!