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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Avocado is introduced to me by a friend of mine here in Singapore. She had made avocado milkshake. But I was bit hesitant to taste. But so many years after that, now again Anu (friend through blogger) asked me to try out the fruit. She just pushed me to try her avocado spinach pasta and told we can even make this dip. So I searched in Tastespotting for the recipe and referred few to make this. I opted for chunky version as I love it this way. You can make the same by grinding the avocado smoothly.
   This is a healthy alternative dip recipe for other cheesy rich dips. Avocado gives a rich texture in this. I tried to make it more like a salsa dip ;) Not a traditional recipe, but my own version of avocado dip – Guacamole. So simple recipe, with few ingredients.

Guacamole recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 0 mins     Serves: 2


Ripe avocado - 1

Onion - 1/2

Tomato - 1

Coriander leaves - 2 tblsp

Lemon - 1

Green chilli - 2

Salt - to taste


  1. Cut the avocado into two halves and take out the seeds.Scoop the pulp with spoon.
  2. 1-gucamole
  3. Mean while, you can chop finely onion, tomato, coriander leaves and green chillies. Mash the avocado roughly.
  4. 2-gucamole
  5. Mix everything together with a fork and add lime/lemon juice, salt to it and mix well.
  6. 3-guca


  • I used a fork to mash the avocado for getting a rough texture, you can grind the avocado smoothly for more creamier texture.
  • To make it indianinzed, you can add chaat masala in it ;)
  • Choose avocado that has black skin, which means its ripe. If you get black spotted ones, then if you keep it for 2-3 days it would turn black skinned.

We had it with tostitos. You can serve it with any chips, tortilla chips, nachoas … Yummy and healthy!


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  1. looks delicous raji! where did you buy those chips (tostitos?) from?

  2. Fair price Nags, jey too has bought it from fairprice near your home

  3. Doesn't it taste bitter ? i tried a milkshake and it was very bitter. So i really lost the hope in trying avacado recipes. Will try this soon..

  4. Colorful dish...


  5. Wow very healthy n yummy dp...

  6. Avocado milkshake is d most favorite of mine..and even guacamole,love it wid chips and even as a spread on bread..yumm

  7. Healthy and very colorful!!!!

  8. Such a healthy n yummy dip! Will try it sometime..


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  9. healthy version :) loved it :)

  10. Wat an irresistible dip,just love it.

  11. Wht a beautiful clicks and presentation dear..So lovely

  12. Raks did you read my mind? I was out to a supermarket and saw this Instant Avocado Guacamole mix. I thought I should try this myelf instead buying the instant mix. I got some two avocados and it's there in the fridge for a week :P. I need not search for a recipe. It's right here today. So this recipe is a definitely-to-be-tried this week.
    Your background colors are awesome!

  13. would love to try this chunky version sometime..yumm

  14. I am a recent avocado convert too,guacamole looks delicious!

  15. I love Guacamole .. Beautiful presentation

  16. looks so yummy Raks! nice shots! We do it very often also.. Instead of green chillies I use pepper it is easier with the kids.. Also I use it as sandwich base for bread or bagel it goes well with those as well


  17. one of the very Mexican I love is this gaucamole. What a healthy snack with baked tostitos!

  18. Looks absolutely fresh and delicious. I love guaco a lot. We use avocado often in making sandwiches or salads too. Its very healthy. The photos are very easy on the eye as always.

  19. Very tempting Rai, good you tried and liked it. We like to eat with chips and spread in bread. Nice clicks.

  20. Lovely recipe, so tempting. Will surely try it. Inviting you to visit my space if your time permits. http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com

  21. Awesome recipe. Looks very tempting Raji :)

  22. I'm big fan of guacamole !! Traditionally I think it is made in mortar and pestle. First think I order in any mexican restaurant is this. Loved the second pic !!

  23. lovely dip,sounds very refreshing n tasty...
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  24. Raks, this is fab. The chips idea, esp! Tell me more about the pasta, please. Avacado Pasta!

  25. Wonderful and tempting recipe!!

  26. Havent tasted this dip..looks very tempting. Crisp pictures!

  27. Looks delicious, we love avocados very much and Guacamole appears quite frequently in our kitchen!

  28. Hey Raji, I have been a frequent visitor to ur site and like all the recipes. Just wanted to let you know that Kamat Veg Rest (Dubai)has mentioned ur website on their FB page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/kamatrestaurant

  29. Hi Aparna,

    Thanks for your information :) Appreciate it!

  30. This is tempting! No doubt about it...gonna try the dip! :)

  31. Raks, its used so much here in US. To open an Avacado, you just cut around the avocado seed, twist the two halves and it opens. Then you lightly put the knife on the seed and twist it, it comes out. Google this for the technique

  32. I learnt this recipe from my daughter and she made this for me one day. nicely done

  33. Raks, I just went through your 'about me' page. Did not expect a photograph of you in that page! You look very humble!

    "Some times, we try a dish once and it comes out nice. Then forget for a while and if we want to try again, we wont be able to recollect exactly what we did last time." - yeah these lines are very true!

  34. Beautiful pics Raks! Nice recipe too!!!

  35. Tried this - turned out very colorful. Thanks.
    Any suggestions to knock off the mild bitterness of avocado? A sprinkle of sugar, or maybe a more healthier option of shavings of jaggery at the end?

    1. Lemon and chilli can be adjusted to avoid the bitterness. The key is to balance lemon chilli salt and avocado

  36. Looks Yum! Will try it.
    What else can i pair it with besides chips/tortillas?
    Btw, huge fan of your blog.! Your recipes have made my married life simpler!! :)
    I live in Singapore too. :)



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