Guacamole is a classic, creamy Mexican dip based on ripe avocados. This easy version is made in less than 5 minutes using a food processor or hand blender. Try guacamole with lemon the next time you serve tacos, enchiladas or your favourite Mexican dish.
A basic guacamole is increbily easy to make. All you need is a small food processor or a hand blender, as well as these ingredients:
- Red onion
- Powdered coriander
- Lemon, juice only
How to make guacamole with lemon
Roughly chop the tomato and onion, then add all the ingredients to a food processor. Mix until you reach your desired consistency. About 20-30 seconds is enough to get perfectly creamy guacamole with lemon.
Frequently asked questions
Can you freeze guacamole? Yes! Add the guacamole to freezer bags or airtight containers and freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen guacamole in the fridge overnight before serving it. Keep in mind that avocado tends to brown easily, and that thawed guacamole might be a bit off colour.
How much guacamole per person? I usually estimate 1/2 avocado per person. One portion of this recipe will serve two people.
Why does guacamole turn brown? Avocado tends to brown really quickly after being in contact with air. There is a number of things you can try to prevent it from browning too fast. Even after it has changed color, it is still safe to eat.
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Guacamole with lemon
- 1 avocado
- Squeeze of half a small lemon
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- salt, pepper to taste
- Chop the tomato and red onion
- Put it all in a food processor and mix until you have the perfect consistency. The longer you leave it, the smoother it will be. Around 20-30 seconds should provide the perfect amount of chunks