Nobody can deny that every party menu must include as much guacamole as we can get, as well as enough tortilla chips to dip in this delicious salad-like dish. In order to get the best guacamole, we need to find the perfect balance between tangy, crunchy, and spicy flavor. Otherwise, our dip might be acceptable, but not memorable. If you have spent a fair amount of time trying to perfect your recipe but haven’t been able to ace it just yet, these tips might come in handy.
As you might have guessed, the key element of having great guacamole is finding the right avocado. The trick here is finding the ones that are perfectly ripe for our dip. When you go to the grocery store or the market, make sure you buy semi-hard avocados. Once you’ve chosen your batch, bring them home and keep checking on their texture. When they feel like the pad of your hand, they are ready to start working on your guacamole.
We mentioned above that one key element of a great bowl of guacamole is finding the balance between tangy, crunchy, and spicy guacamole. The key here is crunchy, as many people like having a tiny bit of something to chew instead of having a completely smooth dip. Instead of using a spoon or any other utensil to mash the avocado, use a fork instead. This will allow you to have perfectly mashed guacamole while still leaving a bit of chunk to chew.
Even when we might think that, when it comes to guacamole, the more the better, this isn’t precisely the case regarding our mix-ins. The key ingredients are lemon and lime juice, but it is always a good idea to add chives, especially when we are looking for a tasty alternative to cilantro. When looking to enhance the flavor and texture of your guacamole, feel free to add red onions, jalapenos, as well as salt and pepper, of course.
One of the best things about guacamole is that it works as the perfect playground for us to start experimenting with different recipes and ingredients. There are more recipes available than we can count and taking the time to find our favorite one will be worth the effort. The most interesting ones we have found include using goat cheese, mango, even pineapple. Whichever one you decide to try, don’t forget to add your favorite touch to it and share it with us. We would love to see what kind of ingredients you like on your guacamole.