A white bowl with fresh homemade guacamole garnished with cilantro leaves. A checked grey and brown napkin to the left and part of an avocado seen on the top left corner
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Fresh Homemade Tomato-free Guacamole

Make fresh Homemade Guacamole without tomatoes, for that authentic taste. Quick, easy recipe with Kitchen hints on how to keep the avocado from browning.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: condiments, Dips
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 avocado about 1.5 cups
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 pinch cumin powder /jeera powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (optional) thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Do read my Kitchen Hints in the post above before you start to make the Guacamole. Squeeze lemon juice. The avocado can brown quickly, so I always keep the lemon juice ready to apply as soon as I scoop out the avocado.
  • Slice onion into small pieces and mince the jalapeño (if using). Mince the coriander leaves just before you need to serve the guacamole.
  • Cut the avocado at the centre so that you get two halves with the pit in one half. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado with spoon, scraping as near the peel as you can. Discard the pit. Using a fork or a pestle, mash the avocado pulp gently. Keep it chunky instead of mashing the avocado into a paste. Add half the lemon juice and add salt. Mix well.
    Cut through the avocado and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add lemon juice
  • Add the sliced onion and jalapeño, the ground black pepper and cumin powder. Stir it all in gently without mashing the avocado further. Check for taste and add more lemon juice or salt if required. I used 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for 1.5 cups of avocado.
    Add the pepper, cumin and onions to the avocado mashed with lemon juice
  • If serving immediately, add the minced coriander leaves. If not, use cling film to cover the bowl of guacamole as in the Kitchen Hints above, to keep it from browning. Chill in the fridge. Just before serving, remove the cling film and add the coriander leaves.