I love avocado and the health benefits needs no introduction. I usually have it on its own (which already tastes so good) in my salads but I have also experimented with recipes like avocado shake or avocado “pudding”. Avocado is so versatile and it makes the perfect ingredient in clean eating recipes.
I recently started making guacamole because I can’t believe I’ve never tried it and it’s not easy to get to a Mexican restaurant in Singapore so DIY is the best option. If I had known how easy it was to whip this up, I would have made it long ago!
Truth is, there isn’t really a recipe for this because I always make it without measurements. And basically you can always tweak it to your taste.
Hungry Bird’s Guacamole:
- 1 avocado (ripe, but not overly ripe. The one in the first picture is perfect)
- 2 cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1 shallot or 1 tbsp onions, diced
- ½ big lime or 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- A dash of paprika
- Cut the avocados into small pieces and place in a bowl.
- Mash it up with a fork.
- Add all other ingredients and mix well.
- Enjoy on its own (I would do that. So delicious) or serve with tortilla chips!
Basically, I used whatever I have at home. Sometimes it’s lemon, sometimes lime. Sometimes onions, sometimes shallots. Paprika is my own idea because I always have that at home but most recipes calls for other spices like cumin or cayenne pepper. Jalapeños are commonly added too to increase the kick but I don’t have that.
As derived from the ingredient’s involved, this guacamole dip is 100% clean and healthy. No added sugar, no gluten, no fats (other than avocado natural fats). For a healthier alternative to tortilla chips you could have it with celery perhaps!
Does your gaud turn brown? How do you prevent it from turning brown?
you mean the avocado? with addition of paprika of course my guacamole isn’t very green anymore since paprika is red. but the lemon juice and onions will slow down oxidation of the avocado.