Guacamole Sauce

Guacamole Sauce

Mexican guacamole sauce has almost no alternative in the cuisines of other nations. Make this avocado sauce with the addition of lime juice and fresh cilantro. These ingredients are enough to get a base - a classic sauce, on the basis of which you can create different variations of guacamole. The sauce can be served with Mexican tortilla or corn chips, and you can decorate it with various dishes of meat, fish, and vegetables. This sauce, among others, is often offered to fajitos.

Cooking Features

In the preparation of guacamole sauce can be attributed to the most simple dishes. With knowledge of several subtleties, even an inexperienced cook can make it tasty and fragrant.

  • The main ingredient of guacamole sauce is avocado. Only very ripe fruits are suitable for the sauce. You should choose those that are not too firm to the touch, otherwise you will not be able to knead their flesh with a fork, as required by the classical technology of preparing guacamole sauce.
  • Clearing the avacado is a bad idea. Correctly cut it in half and remove the bone, then remove the pulp with a teaspoon. The bone can be easily removed if you insert a knife into it, as if you have made an incision, and turn it slightly.
  • The classic recipe for guacamole sauce uses lime juice. It can be replaced with lemon juice, but only taking into account the fact that lemon usually has a richer flavor and is required for the sauce a little less.
  • Keep citrus grains from getting into the sauce.
  • If you chose this variant of guacamole sauce, which includes tomatoes, then they should be cleaned using only the flesh. To make tomatoes easier to clean, they should be doused with boiling water or dipped in boiling water for 2 minutes. If before this the skin of the tomatoes is notched crosswise, then afterwards it will be removed literally in no time.
  • Traditionally, ingredients for guacamole sauce are crushed, kneading with a fork or finely slicing with a knife, but the use of kitchen appliances is quite acceptable. If you want to save time, all the ingredients can be placed in the bowl of a blender and turned into a puree with it.
  • If the ingredients used for guacamole sauce are not pureed, but coarsely chopped, they will constitute an excellent side dish for meat.

Subtleties of technology may depend on the selected recipe, because in addition to the classical, there are many other variations.

Classic (basic) recipe for guacamole sauce

Composition:

  • avocados - 2 pcs .;
  • lime - 1 pc .;
  • fresh coriander - 20 g;
  • salt - to taste.

Preparation Method:

  • Wash the avocado. Each fruit cut in half lengthwise. Cut a bone with a knife, turn the knife clockwise to remove it. With a teaspoon, remove the pulp from the avocado and fold it into a bowl.
  • Carefully mash the avocado pulp with a fork.
  • Finely chop fresh cilantro with a knife.
  • Remember lime in your hands or roll it around the table. Cut the fruit in half and squeeze the juice out of it into a separate container. Strain it and pour into a bowl, where avocado pulp and greens are.
  • Stir and serve.

Thick guacamole sauce is so tasty and nourishing that it can be served as an independent snack. Corn chips are often served in Mexico. They Mexicans eat guacamole like a spoon.

Based on the basic recipe, without changing the technology, you can cook guacamole sauce with sour cream or olive oil. In the first case, to the number of ingredients indicated in the classic recipe, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream and some black ground pepper, in the second - a tablespoon of olive oil and spices to taste. There is also a recipe when olive oil and sour cream are added simultaneously. In this case, they are taken less than half, and in addition, the onion is finely chopped or chopped in a blender. Add the half of a small onion or even a quarter to the amount of ingredients indicated in the recipe. To make the guacamole sauce sharp, it is enough to add a tablespoon of salsa sauce.

There are also more complex variations of guacamole sauce, the recipes of which are worth giving in full form, since they provide for the use of their technology.

James Oliver's Guacamole Sauce Recipe

Composition:

  • avocados - 2 pcs .;
  • leek - 100 g;
  • cherry tomatoes - 100 g;
  • lime - 2 pcs .;
  • chili pepper - 1 pc .;
  • mustard powder - 5 g;
  • olive oil - 10 ml;
  • fresh coriander - 20 g;
  • salt - to taste.

Preparation Method:

  • Wash all vegetables, avocados and greens, pat dry.
  • Finely chop the cilantro and onion with a knife.
  • Mix olive oil with salt and mustard powder.
  • Cut the tomatoes into 4 slices.
  • Rub pepper between your palms. Cut the “tail” and squeeze the seeds. Chop pepper with a knife.
  • Cut the lime in half.
  • Cut the avocado, remove the bones. Clean the pulp with a spoon and put it in a bowl, mash it with a fork.
  • Squeeze lime juice straight into avocado. Stir.
  • Add the mustard oil to the avocado, mix again.
  • Add onion, cilantro and pepper to the sauce. Mix well.

Decorate the sauce with tomato slices before serving. Guacamole sauce prepared according to this recipe has a savory taste. It is much sharper than the one prepared according to the classic recipe, but it still goes well with almost all dishes of Mexican cuisine.

Guacamole Sauce with Tomatoes

Composition:

  • avocados - 1 pc .;
  • tomato - 0, 2 kg;
  • onions - 100 g;
  • lime - 1 pc .;
  • chili pepper - 1 pc .;
  • green onions - 20 g;
  • fresh coriander - 20 g;
  • salt, black pepper powder - to taste.

Preparation Method:

  • Wash, cut the avocado. Using a knife, remove the bone. Pulp spoon put in a bowl. Mash it with a fork.
  • Wash, boil water and peel large ripe tomatoes. Cut it into small cubes. Put in a bowl with avocado, remember with a spoon or fork.
  • Cut the lime, squeeze its juice into a bowl of avocado and tomatoes, mix.
  • Finely chop the onions and scallions, cilantro and pepper, after removing the seeds from it.
  • Put the onion, pepper and herbs in the bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  • Add salt and pepper. Well stir everything up. If desired, to give the sauce a uniform consistency, it can be whipped with a blender.

If you can't choose between salsa and classic guacamole, then you should pay attention to the recipe of this Mexican avocado sauce, which combines the softness of guacamole and the sharpness of salsa.

Guacamole sauce with cucumber and apple

Composition:

  • avocados - 2 pcs .;
  • green apple pulp - 100 g;
  • fresh cucumber - 100 g;
  • onions - 50 g;
  • sugar - 5 g;
  • lemon - 0, 5 pcs .;
  • cilantro or parsley - 20 g;
  • salt, black pepper powder - to taste.

Preparation Method:

  • Wash fruits and vegetables.
  • Apple peel and grate on a special grater or on a regular with small holes.
  • Cut the avocado, remove the bones, remove the pulp with a teaspoon and place in a bowl. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon on the pulp of an avocado.
  • Mash the avocado pulp with a fork and combine with apple sauce.
  • Peel and rub the cucumber, put it to the fruit.
  • Add sugar, salt, pepper, greens finely chopped with a knife to the bowl. Stir.
  • Clean onion and rub or chop with a blender. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

Guacamole sauce prepared according to this recipe has an unusual sweet-sour taste with a light peppercorn. True gourmets will certainly like it.

Guacamole sauce with ginger and garlic

Composition:

  • avocado puree - 0, 25 kg;
  • ginger root - 15 g;
  • garlic - 3 cloves;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc .;
  • lime juice - 30 ml;
  • olive oil - 20 ml;
  • honey - 5 ml;
  • salt, pepper, greens - to taste.

Preparation Method:

  • Wash vegetables and fruits. Drain them with napkins.
  • Pepper seed remover, cut into large pieces. Crush blender.
  • Peel ginger and rub.
  • Remove the mashed potatoes from the avocado, pour it with lime juice.
  • Finely chop the greens with a knife.
  • Pass the garlic through the press.
  • Combine all the ingredients, add salt, pepper, butter and melted honey, mix well.

The taste of this guacamole sauce is also quite unusual, but very pleasant. It will appeal to those who love savory dishes. This sauce is well served with fish and poultry dishes.

Guacamole sauce has an extraordinary taste. The classic recipe includes a minimum of components and serves as a base for preparing guacamole sauce with different flavors. For this reason, you can choose the option ideally suited to a particular dish. However, the sauce itself can also be served as an independent snack.

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