Guacamole is known as a Mexican sauce prepared with avocado and chili. It's a very popular sauce in many Latin American countries where its original recipe is known to have mashed avocados, lemon juice, tomato, and chili. However, with the daily advancements in the kitchen, other ingredients like onion, garlic, cilantro, spices and even seafood have been added.
In other words, today we find various guacamole recipes and a variety of uses for this wonderful sauce. In Mexican cuisine, this spicy sauce is used to accompany all types of tacos, tortas, and other red meat-based dishes. In Colombian cuisine, it is often used to accompany traditional roasts made by families in different regions of the country, and in towns like Cundinamarca, it has become a typical salad used in various dishes.
And so, in each country, region, or city, each person prepares this recipe with the ingredients they like the most. Guacamole is a sauce highly beneficial for cardiovascular health, as it helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This healthy effect is produced by the avocado, as it is a fruit of high energy value and rich in monounsaturated fats.
It also has antioxidants, such as vitamin E. And there's something very important you should know, it is recommended not to be consumed by people with gallstones, as this food can cause the movement of the stones causing intense pain.
So, I hope you are encouraged to prepare this delicious homemade guacamole sauce.
How can I maintain the color of my guacamole sauce?
The trick to keep guacamole sauce green is to add lemon juice, which, in addition to adding flavor, acts as an antioxidant. Remember to add it immediately after mashing the avocados to prevent oxidation.
Tip: Also, you can leave an avocado seed in the sauce until serving time, this is a popular trick that may help to maintain the fresh color.
Is it necessary to use eggs in this guacamole recipe?
Eggs are an optional ingredient in this Colombian version of guacamole sauce. They provide a unique texture and flavor, but if you are vegan or do not like eggs, you can omit them without any problem.
Common mistakes: Do not cook the eggs for more than 10 minutes to avoid them turning green inside. Let them rest before peeling them, this will make the process easier.
Can I use another type of onion instead of the egg onion?
Yes, you can use any type of onion in your guacamole. However, the egg onion has a milder flavor that may blend better with the other ingredients.
Tip: If you prefer a stronger flavor, you can use red onion. If the onion seems too strong, you can soak it in water with vinegar or lemon to soften its flavor.
How should I handle the spiciness in my guacamole sauce?
The spiciness is completely optional and you can adjust it to your liking. If you like spicy, you can add chili or hot sauce.
Common mistakes: Remember that it is always better to start with less and add more if necessary. You won't want your guacamole to be too spicy to enjoy.
What other dishes can I prepare with the ingredients of this recipe?
If you enjoy guacamole sauce, I would recommend trying avocado and egg salad, which uses similar ingredients. You can also make a delicious avocado toast with egg and onion. These dishes share ingredients with the guacamole sauce and are equally delicious.
Tip: Avocados and eggs are versatile ingredients that you can use in numerous recipes, from salads and sandwiches to desserts like chocolate mousse with avocado.
In summary, this guacamole sauce recipe is very versatile and you can adjust it to your liking. Always remember to choose ripe avocados to get the best texture and flavor, and don't forget to add the lemon juice immediately after mashing the avocados to keep their vibrant color. Enjoy cooking and bon appétit!
- 3 ripe avocados.
- Juice of one lemon.
- 1 finely chopped egg onion.
- 2 tablespoons of cilantro.
- 3 warm eggs.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Mayonnaise to taste.
- Chili or spicy optional.
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed and the peel.
- Once done with all the avocados, place them in a bowl and mash them until a puree is formed. You can do this with a fork or a manual mixer.
- Cook the eggs for 10 minutes, remove them from the heat, let them rest, peel and dice them, and add to the avocado puree.
- Add the lemon juice, the finely chopped onion, the finely chopped cilantro, the mayonnaise, the salt and the pepper, and stir.
- If you wish, add spicy to taste and stir again.
Accompany this guacamole with some patacones or with arepa.