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Guacamole (Mexican avocado sauce)

Guacamole is an easy-to-prepare and scrumptious Mexican sauce for seasoning canapés, raw vegetables and rice.

Ingredients to prepare guacamole for 4/6 servings

1 ripe avocado
1 spoonful of lemon juice
a piece of fresh hot chili pepper
half a clove of garlic
a piece of onion or shallot
whole salt to taste

 

avocado guacamole
Peel the avocado and remove the kernel. Blend the avocado pulp with all the ingredients until smooth.

 

Preparation

Peel the avocado and remove the kernel. Blend the avocado pulp with all the ingredients until smooth (it should be rather hot).

 

Variations

Replace the garlic with a spoonful of minced fresh chives.

 

News and tips

Avocados are rich in “good” fats, antioxidants and heart-protecting substances; the garlic and onion help lowering cholesterol levels and protect your heart. The guacamole sauce should be kept in the fridge for two or three days in an air-tight container. It should be covered with a little oil in order not to brown. It is good for seasoning canapés and rolls (particularly piadina bread, chips or crackers); it can be served as an appetizer with raw vegetables or as seasoning for rice or salads.

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