Do you like avocado? Then you just can’t help but love my super simple guacamole without onion and tomato. This delicate sauce with pleasant piquancy and interesting lime notes in a duet with Tortilla chips is a real taste delight
Once upon a time… when no one knew about healthy guacamole recipe
A long – long time ago … about 20000 B.C. or earlier everything on Earth was huge (before that, everything was even bigger and various huge animals lived happily in Central America. Giant sloths loved resting on high trees (they are of particular importance for this recipe). When their stomach began to growl with hunger they would search for an avocado tree and eat its fruit. The sloths would not waste time peeling the fruit or removing the seed from the huge berries – it was much easier to swallow the whole fruit … together with the seed (in the case of avocados, it was a giant seed, which sometimes exceeded 5 cm in diameter). But don’t forget that sloths in those days were enormous, so to swallow a whole avocado for them was like eating a cherry for us now.
Every day a sloth ate plenty of avocado fruits and went for a walk (yes, even the sloths get tired of sleeping all day long on the tree!)) And the paws of the giant sloth were, accordingly, rather big too, so with slow lazy steps, he went much further than to the next street during the walk. During this time, the sloth’s stomach managed to digest avocados eaten for lunch, well… as for the seed… you know what happened to it… I will not describe all the subtleties of this metabolic process, I can only say that avocado is an amazingly smart plant! Yes, avocado used the sloths as a means of transportation, to carry its seed a long distance from Mexico across Central America to what is now California and thus grow in new territories.
But, as my friend likes to say: “Everything rotates, everything spins, nothing stands still” … Over time, the giant animals either disappeared altogether or decreased in size and became similar to their modern relatives. Only avocado remained as it was. And what do you think? Once again it has wisely adapted to its environment – no giant animals to carry its seeds and propagate its vegetation? Not a problem. Another creature came to the rescue – man!
The first traces of super simple guacamole recipe
Why do you think the “Children of the Sun” (aka Incas) were so smart? They created a legendary empire, set up such strong dams and roads, some of which have survived to this day, and I still didn’t mention the architectural masterpiece Machu Picchu! The Aztec civilization was also incredible. Everything is very simple – both the Incas and the Aztecs actively grew and ate avocados (well, historical sources don’t describe exactly how they ate the avocado, but I’m sure they knew about the healthy guacamole recipe). This miraculous fruit protects from depression, lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure, improves heart function and makes bones stronger! Eat avocado and your body will be immediately enriched with vitamin A for good vision. After such a vitamin bomb, you can rebuild the whole world, not just creating an empire.
How did avocados come to Europe?
Meanwhile, Columbus finally found “sponsors” and sailed to look for a new way to India. He was planning to bring various spices, gold and other interesting Indian things to Europe. But either Columbus’s map wasn’t correct or the wind blew in the wrong direction… Christopher ended up in America instead of India.
But everything happens for a reason! It was precisely thanks to this unpredictable “landing” in the New World that Columbus first tasted avocado. Historical records do not describe many details of this meal, but emphasize that Mr. Christopher appreciated the avocado and called its taste interesting, and the consistency buttery and very rich. So Columbus brought some avocados in addition to potatoes, tomatoes, tobacco, peanuts, and hot peppers home from the New World. But apparently, in Europe, Columbus’s avocados were not planted, but were eaten right away.
Then the fame of the New World spread throughout Spain and the conquistadors sailed to America. They also liked the avocado very much, and they began transporting this overseas fruit to Europe by ship (the fruit was very convenient for long shipments, since it did not spoil for a long time). This time, the Europeans not only ate avocados, but also began to grow them, but the local climate was not suitable for avocado trees. Therefore, European scientists began to research and develop avocado varieties that would have taken root in the local weather conditions, and it wasn’t until the 1900s that avocados began to be mass-grown in Europe.
Guacamole without onion is the love of my life
What a good thing that I was born after all these adventures of transporting potatoes, tomatoes, and avocados to Europe. I am especially glad that avocados are now not something unexplored, exotic and unattainable, you can buy them in every supermarket and not for a cosmic price. Because I can’t live without avocados! I love it simply cut into slices, in salads and in appetizers. And I would happily eat Guacamole every day!
Today I’d like to tell you about my favorite super simple guacamole recipe. This green sauce with a delicate consistency and expressive piquant taste is so great in combination with tortilla chips (without chips it’s great the same)
I always prepare guacamole without onion and tomatoes … I love when other ingredients don’t overlap the flavor of the avocado, but on the contrary emphasize it by adding an interesting flavor (like the lime juice does).
Useful tips for the best result
It is important to choose a well-ripened avocado, and then there are two methods of preparation of your choice: blend all the ingredients together with a blender, or if you want a more interesting and authentic consistency, then don’t be too lazy to mash the avocado with a fork.
And also, don’t be discouraged if you don’t have limes, I often “sin” in this way and substitute the lime juice with the lemon one in this healthy Guacamole recipe… (no offense to lime lovers, but I still can’t see the big difference between lime and lemon juice in dishes, except that lime has a more definite inherent bitterness).
This Guacamole without onion must be eaten fresh, only in this way you can fully enjoy its unique taste and vibrant color. Take a triangular Tortilla chip, dip it in guacamole and let the whole world wait … Dedicated to all avocado lovers.
Ingredients for Guacamole without onion and tomato:
- ripe avocado
- large garlic clove
- chilli pepper (I use the dried one)
- the juice of lime (I often substitute it with the juice of half a large lemon)
- salt, pepper
How to make super simple guacamole without onion
Grind garlic and paprika in a mortar and pestle
Peel the avocado and mash it with a fork or blend it with a blender
Add garlic and paprika to the avocado, add lime or lemon juice, oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste
Stir everything well. Bon appetit – super simple guacamole without onion and tomato is ready!
Can you freeze guacamole dip?
Like most foods, guacamole can be frozen (usually, onions become mushy after freezing, but this recipe is for Guacamole without onion, so mushy onion is not our problem win-win!). You can store it in the freezer up to 3 months. Defrost it by placing the frozen avocado dip in the fridge overnight.
Super simple Guacamole without onion and tomato
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 large garlic clove
- chilli pepper (I use the dried one)
- the juice of 1 lime (I often substitute it with the juice of half a large lemon)
- salt, pepper
- 1 tbsp oil
- Grind garlic and paprika in a mortar and pestle
- Peel the avocado and mash it with a fork or blend it with a blender
- Add garlic and paprika to the avocado, add lime or lemon juice, oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste
- Stir everything well.