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Guacamole is a dip or condiment made from avocado, lime juice, salt, and chili peppers. It’s a staple of Mexican cuisine and a favorite among foodies worldwide, especially in my household. But what makes this dish so special? Is it the creamy texture of the avocado or the zesty flavor of the lime juice? Perhaps the addition of roasted serrano chile gives it an extra kick. Whatever the reason, guacamole is delicious and nutritious. Here are some of the benefits of eating avocado and how to make your guacamole even better.
Avocados are high in healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins C, E, and K. They’re also a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. In addition to being healthy, avocados are also incredibly versatile. They can be used in savory dishes like guacamole or sweet dishes like vegan chocolate mousse.
Roasted serrano chile adds extra flavor to guacamole without making it too spicy. If you can’t find roasted serrano chile, you can substitute jalapeño pepper. However, if you’re sensitive to spice, you may want to remove the seeds from the pepper before adding it to the guacamole.
Guacamole is the perfect side or snack because it’s healthy and delicious. It’s also easy to make! Simply combine avocado, lime juice, salt, and chili pepper in a bowl and mash until desired consistency is achieved. Serve with chips or use as a condiment for tacos or burritos. Enjoy!
Guacamole with Roasted Serrano Chile Recipe
What You’ll Need
8 Hass Avocados 4 – 5 Serrano chile 1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped 3 garlic cloves Juice of 2 limes Juice of 1/2 lemon salt to taste
What You’ll Need To Know
First, you’ll want to roast the on the stove top the Serrano peppers. I used a comal (used to head tortillas) to roast the peppers. Using a pastel and mortar or molcajete to mash up the Serrano peppers and garlic.
Next, cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and transfer them to a bowl or molcajete (mortar). If you are using a bowl, you’ll need a fork to mash up the avocados.
If you’re looking for a delicious way to add avocado to your diet, look no further than this recipe for Roasted Serrano Chile Guacamole. This dish is not only healthy but incredibly flavorful. The serrano chile provides a perfect balance of spice and smokey flavor that compliments the creamy avocado perfectly. Serve this guacamole with tortilla chips or use it as a delicious condiment for tacos or burritos. Your guests will be impressed!
This article was first published April 2014 and updated by our editors September 2022.
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