Wholly Guacamole Recipe

Wholly Guacamole Recipe

July 19, 2023 0 By adminseo

Hello and welcome to my blog, where I share my passion for cooking and eating delicious food. Today, I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorite dips: Wholly Guacamole Recipe. Guacamole is a creamy and flavorful dip made from mashed avocados, lime juice, and other fresh ingredients. It’s perfect for dipping tortilla chips, veggies, or spreading on sandwiches and wraps. Guacamole is also very healthy, as avocados are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus, it’s super easy to make and customize to your liking.

In this post, I’ll teach you how to make a basic guacamole recipe that you can enjoy as it is or tweak with different spices and herbs. I’ll also share with you a Tex-Mex guacamole recipe that adds some heat and zing to your dip, and a Whole30 and keto guacamole recipe that is compliant with these popular diets. Whether you’re looking for a simple snack, a party appetizer, or a way to spice up your meals, guacamole is the answer. Let’s get started!

Introduction

Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip that dates back to the Aztec times. The word “guacamole” comes from the Nahuatl words “ahuacatl” (avocado) and “molli” (sauce). Guacamole is made by mashing ripe avocados with lime juice and salt, and then adding other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, peppers, etc. Guacamole is popular because it has a creamy texture, a tangy flavor, and a vibrant color that appeals to the eye and the palate. It’s also versatile and can be paired with many dishes such as tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, burgers, etc.

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How to choose ripe avocados and other ingredients

The key to making good guacamole is choosing ripe avocados that are soft but not mushy. To check if an avocado is ripe, gently squeeze it in your palm. It should yield slightly to your pressure but not feel squishy or have brown spots. You can also remove the stem and look at the color underneath. It should be green or yellow-green, not brown or black. If your avocados are not ripe enough, you can place them in a paper bag with an apple or banana for a day or two to speed up the ripening process.

The other ingredients you’ll need for guacamole are fresh lime juice, salt, and any other additions you like. I recommend using fresh lime juice instead of bottled because it has a brighter flavor and helps prevent the avocados from browning. Salt enhances the flavor of the avocados and balances the acidity of the lime juice. You can also add some chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, peppers, etc. to add more texture and flavor to your guacamole. Choose fresh and ripe ingredients that are not bruised or wilted.

How to store and serve guacamole

Guacamole is best served fresh, as it tends to brown over time due to oxidation. However, if you have leftovers or want to make it ahead of time, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To prevent browning, you can place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole or sprinkle some extra lime juice over it before storing it. You can also freeze guacamole for up to 3 months in freezer-safe containers or ziplock bags. To thaw it, place it in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of cold water for an hour or two.

To serve guacamole, you can transfer it to a bowl and garnish it with some more cilantro or peppers if you like. You can also drizzle some olive oil over it for extra richness and flavor. Serve it with tortilla chips, crackers, breadsticks, carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, radish slices, etc. You can also use it as a topping for tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, burgers, etc.

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Basic Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients and equipment needed for Wholly Guacamole Recipe

To make a basic guacamole recipe that serves 4-6 people as an appetizer or snack, you’ll need:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • Salt
  • A knife
  • A cutting board
  • A spoon
  • A fork
  • A large bowl
  • A small bowl
  • A measuring spoon
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Step by step instructions with photos for Wholly Guacamole Recipe

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place it in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the avocados and toss to coat them well. This will prevent them from browning and add some tanginess to the guacamole.
  2. Use a fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency. You can make it smooth or chunky, depending on your preference. I like to leave some small chunks for texture.
  3. Add salt to taste and mix well. Start with a teaspoon and adjust as needed. You can also add some black pepper, cumin, or paprika for some extra flavor if you like.
  4. Your basic guacamole is ready! You can enjoy it as it is or add some more ingredients to make it more interesting. Some of my favorite additions are chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, and jalapenos. You can also add some corn, beans, cheese, bacon, or anything else you like. Just chop them finely and stir them into the guacamole.
  5. Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl and squeeze some more lime juice over it if needed. Garnish with some more cilantro or peppers if you like. Serve with your favorite chips or veggies and enjoy!
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Tips and variations for different flavors and textures in Wholly Guacamole Recipe

  • To make your guacamole creamier, you can add some sour cream, yogurt, or cream cheese to it. Just mix it in with the avocados before mashing them.
  • To make your guacamole spicier, you can add some hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes to it. Just be careful not to overdo it and taste as you go.
  • To make your guacamole sweeter, you can add some honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar to it. Just drizzle a little bit over the guacamole and mix well.
  • To make your guacamole more colorful, you can add some chopped red or yellow bell peppers, purple cabbage, or green onions to it. They will also add some crunch and freshness to the guacamole.

Tex-Mex Guacamole Recipe

How to add a spicy kick to your guacamole with jalapenos, cilantro and garlic

If you love Tex-Mex cuisine and want to make your guacamole more exciting, you can try this recipe that adds some heat and zing to your dip. You’ll need:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • Salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • A knife
  • A cutting board
  • A spoon
  • A fork
  • A large bowl
  • A small bowl
  • A measuring cup
  • A measuring spoon
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The steps are similar to the basic guacamole recipe, but with some extra ingredients.

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place it in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the avocados and toss to coat them well.
  2. Use a fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency.
  3. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  4. Peel and mince the garlic cloves and add them to the guacamole. Garlic adds a lot of flavor and aroma to the guacamole, but you can use less or more depending on how much you like garlic.
  5. Wash and chop the cilantro leaves and add them to the guacamole. Cilantro adds a fresh and herbal note to the guacamole, but you can use parsley or mint instead if you don’t like cilantro.
  6. Peel and dice the red onion and add it to the guacamole. Onion adds some crunch and sweetness to the guacamole, but you can use white or green
  7. Wash and dice the jalapeno pepper and add it to the guacamole. Jalapeno adds some heat and spice to the guacamole, but you can use serrano, habanero, or any other pepper you like. You can also remove the seeds and ribs of the pepper to make it less spicy.
  8. Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl and squeeze some more lime juice over it if needed. Garnish with some more cilantro or peppers if you like. Serve with your favorite chips or veggies and enjoy!

How to balance the heat with lime juice and salt

If you find your guacamole too spicy, you can balance the heat with some more lime juice and salt. Lime juice adds some acidity and freshness to the guacamole, while salt enhances the flavor and reduces the bitterness of the peppers. You can also add some sour cream, yogurt, or cream cheese to make the guacamole creamier and milder.

Serving suggestions for Tex-Mex dishes

This guacamole is perfect for serving with Tex-Mex dishes such as tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. You can also use it as a dressing for salads, a spread for sandwiches or wraps, or a dip for chicken nuggets or fries. You can also make a Tex-Mex guacamole salad by tossing some lettuce, corn, black beans, cheese, and tortilla strips with the guacamole.

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Whole30 and Keto Wholly Guacamole Recipe

How to make guacamole compliant with Whole30 and keto diets

If you’re following a Whole30 or keto diet, you can still enjoy guacamole as long as you make some adjustments to the ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • Salt
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • A knife
  • A cutting board
  • A spoon
  • A fork
  • A large bowl
  • A small bowl
  • A measuring cup
  • A measuring spoon

The steps are similar to the basic guacamole recipe, but with some modifications.

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place it in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the avocados and toss to coat them well.
  2. Use a fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency.
  3. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and discard them. This will reduce the moisture and carbs in the tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes and add them to the guacamole.
  5. Peel and mince the garlic cloves and add them to the guacamole.
  6. Wash and chop the cilantro leaves and add them to the guacamole.
  7. Peel and dice the red onion and add it to the guacamole.
  8. Wash and dice the jalapeno pepper and add it to the guacamole.
  9. Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl and squeeze some more lime juice over it if needed. Garnish with some more cilantro or peppers if you like. Serve with your favorite low-carb chips or veggies and enjoy!
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How to use radish chips and cucumbers as low-carb alternatives to tortilla chips

If you’re looking for some low-carb alternatives to tortilla chips, you can try radish chips or cucumber slices. They are crunchy, refreshing, and have very few carbs per serving. To make radish chips, you’ll need:

  • A bunch of radishes
  • A knife
  • A cutting board
  • A baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt
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The steps are:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and trim the radishes and slice them thinly using a knife or a mandoline.
  3. Arrange the radish slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle some salt over the radish slices and bake for 15 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  5. Let them cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a plate or bowl.

To make cucumber slices, you’ll need:

  • A cucumber
  • A knife
  • A cutting board

The steps are:

  1. Wash and dry the cucumber and slice it thinly using a knife or a mandoline.
  2. Arrange the cucumber slices on a plate or bowl.

You can serve these low-carb chips with your guacamole and enjoy!

How to incorporate guacamole into your meal plans

Guacamole is a great way to add some healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants to your diet. You can incorporate it into your meal plans by using it as a dip, a dressing, a spread, or a topping. Here are some ideas:

  • For breakfast, you can spread some guacamole on a low-carb toast or wrap and top it with some eggs, bacon, cheese, or avocado slices.
  • For lunch, you can make a salad with some lettuce, chicken, cheese, and guacamole as the dressing. You can also make a sandwich or wrap with some turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and guacamole as the spread.
  • For dinner, you can make some tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. with some meat, cheese, salsa, and guacamole as the topping. You can also make some burgers or steaks and serve them with some guacamole on the side.
  • For snacks, you can dip some low-carb chips or veggies into your guacamole and enjoy!
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Conclusion

Summary of the benefits and versatility of wholly guacamole

Guacamole is a delicious and nutritious dip that you can make in minutes with just a few ingredients. It has a creamy texture, a tangy flavor, and a vibrant color that makes it appealing to the eye and the palate. It’s also versatile and can be paired with many dishes such as tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, burgers, etc. Guacamole is also very healthy, as avocados are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus, it’s super easy to make and customize to your liking.

Invitation to share your feedback and questions for Wholly Guacamole Recipe

I hope you enjoyed this post and learned how to make guacamole in different ways. I’d love to hear from you and know what you think of these recipes. Please leave a comment below and let me know how you like your guacamole. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Feel free to ask me anything or share your tips and tricks with me. I’m always happy to help and learn from you.

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