Guacamole Recipes and
The Hass Avocado

Guacamole recipes need a great tasting avocado like the Hass avocado which is a buttery type of avocado.

The Hass avocado is probably the most popular of the avocado varieties.

Learning how to make guacamole using Hass avocados can be done in just about every state in the USA.

And once you learn a basic guacamole recipe, you can move on to creating spicy guacamole recipes.

So learn how to make guacamole for the next time you need a dip and also learn the best way to keep your Hass avocados from turning brown.

How to Make Guacamole Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Avocados (scoop out flesh)
  • 1/4 cup Diced Onion
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp. of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Bunch Freshly Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Diced Roma Tomato (seeded)
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt (to taste)

This is a basic recipe for making guacamole recipes. 

You can use a variety of spices and herbs to flavor your guacamole.

You could also leave out the tomato and use lemon juice instead.

My parents actually put mayonnaise in their guacamole, but this is only what happens in Hawaii - LOL

Instructions:

First, cover diced onions with warm water to tone down raw onion flavor.

Then add lime juice to avocados and mash lightly with a fork or to desired texture.

Add in diced tomato, chopped cilantro, and seasoning.

Finally, remove soaked onion with a slotted spoon and add to guacamole.

Stir ingredients together and serve with your favorite chips.

How to Make Guacamole Recipes - in a Blender

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Avocados
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1/4 of a Small Onion
  • 1 Tbsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

As you can see - how to make guacamole in a blender is very quick indeed.

You could also use a small food processor to make tasty guacamole recipes.

Instructions:

Scoop out avocado flesh and add to a blender with the other ingredients.

Blend on low or pulse ingredients until the desired consistency of your guacamole is reached - Done!

Spicy Guacamole Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Avocados (slightly mashed)
  • Habanero Paste (to taste)
  • 1 Juiced Lemon or Lime
  • 1 Minced Garlic Clove
  • Big Pinch of Cumin Powder
  • Small Bunch of Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. Lime Zest
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Optional:  Diced Tomato and 1/2 a Jalapeno (seeded & diced)

Instructions:

Blend Habanero peppers in a magic bullet to make Habanero paste.

Add ingredients to a mixing bowl or put ingredients into a small food processor.

And mix ingredients together until desired texture is reached.

You can choose from a variety of chillis or hot peppers to make your spicy guacamole. 

The jalapeno is the most popular choice for a spicy guacamole.  By the way, the Chipotle pepper is a dried or smoked jalapeno pepper.

The heat level of the jalapeno ranges from medium to hot - less hot without the seeds. This fruit is dark green in color and turns red when it ripens.

You can even use a store bought chilli pepper sauce or paste as a convenient choice for how to make guacamole on the spicy side.

Be careful with the heat level of your guacamole as you don't want to overpower the other ingredients in your spicy guacamole.

The Hass Avocado

The Hass avocado or Haas avocado is one of the best avocados for making guacamole recipes.

It is a favorite because of its buttery taste and creamy texture - which is important when making a great tasting guacamole.

Avocados are a fruit or a large berry which contains a very large seed. They actually do belong to the berry family.

This fruit is cultivated in tropical climates such as Hawaii, but are also grown in places like California.

In fact, most of the avocados grown in California are the Hass avocado or Haas avocado.

Signs of ripeness will vary from one variety to another.  The Hass avocado will turn black when ripened - while most avocados stay green.

However, when ripened most varieties including the Hass avocado will give under gentle pressure when you press its skin.

And the Hass avocado isn't cheap, so learn how to keep it from going brown to save some money.

How to Keep Your Hass Avocado From Turning Brown

Keep the pit in the Hass avocado or guacamole you want to save in your refrigerator.

And store the avocado in an airtight container or better yet a plastic bag with the air removed.

Brush the surface of the halved avocado with good quality olive oil or squeeze lemon or lime juice on the avocado surface to keep from browning.

Prevent Browning with Lemon Juice

You can also chop an onion and place the avocado half (with its pits) on top of the chopped onion or place the chopped onion on top of guacamole to stop the browning process.

It's interesting to note that avocados do not soften on the tree. 

Therefore, an avocado tree can actually be used as a storage area for keeping the avocados once they mature.

Most people in Hawaii have an avocado tree in their yard.

Also, most of the avocados in Hawaii are a lot bigger than a Hass and just as buttery.

Avocado History

The Aztecs used the avocado as a sexual stimulant.

The early Spanish explorers noticed how much these people enjoyed the fruit they called Ahuacati.

That is how the avocado was discovered and how it became the popular fruit it is today.


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