Guacamole must be homemade–even the best store-bought Guacamole can’t match this authentic Mexican Guacamole recipe. It’s freshly made with avocados, lemon juice, Worcester sauce, onion, green chilli, a well flavoured vine tomato, garlic and a pinch of coriander and cayenne pepper.
One of the reasons why it’s not possible to get a good store-bought guacamole is that guacamole discolours as it sits. If you’re making it at home there’s a simple way to get around this, which I shall tell you in the recipe. Do serve it the day that it’s made, though it can be stored in the fridge for a few hours by the following method.
Serve in a small dish with tortilla chips and raw vegetable sticks. Guacamole can also be served in the avocado shells.
Guacamole is also sometimes called Alligator Pear Salad.
Authentic Guacamole Recipe
- 2 large avocados
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 small green chilli, finely chopped
- 2 pinches ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 vine tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- Peel the avocados and remove the flesh; retain the avocado stones. If you plan to serve the guacamole in the shell of the avocado, cut avocados in half and remove flesh and stone carefully.
- Mash the avocado flesh.
- Mix in the lemon juice, finely chopped onion, finely chopped chilli, coriander, salt, finely chopped garlic, mayonnaise, finely chopped tomato, Worcester sauce and cayenne pepper.
- If you are ready to serve the guacamole, whizz in a blender for a few seconds until it reaches your preferred consistency.
- If the guacamole is to be served later, lay the avocado stones in the middle of the mixture and storage in the fridge without blending. When you are ready to serve your homemade guacamole, remove the avocado stones and blend for a few seconds to required consistency.