Is there anything tastier than fresh guacamole? Well, perhaps there is but you get the point. Whether you serve this tasty dip with tortilla chips, or are adding it to tacos, sandwiches or simply enjoying with fresh veggies, you will learn to love making your own quickly and effortlessly with a good hand blender. There are many variations of guacamole, with some fiery and others mild. Also, people vary in the consistency they prefer, with some opting for a very smooth dip and others appreciating a more chunky style. However you like it, here is a good middle of the road recipe to get you started out.
What You’ll Need:
- one diced green onion
- one, large garlic clove (crushed)
- one heaping tablespoon of finely-chopped cilantro
- ½ pepper, cored, seeded and cut into ½-inch pieces
- two soft, ripened avocados (remove pit and peel)
- one small jalapeño (diced with seeds removed); you can replace this with heaping tablespoon of diced bell pepper if you can tolerate any heat)
- two tablespoons of lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
- a half teaspoon of coriander (powdered)
- a half teaspoon of cumin
- a half teaspoon of sea salt or kosher salt
Quarter (or spoon out) the avocado into the mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and insert blender. Begin by quickly pulsing the blender to chop and roughly combine ingredients. Do this about a dozen times. Now begin blending continuously for about 10 seconds at a time, checking on the consistency as you go. Do this for a total of 10 to 30 seconds or more depending on the consistency desired. After you’re finished blending, scrape off the blades, cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 25 minutes to allow the flavors to properly combine.