Greek Yogurt Guacamole
Are you looking for a great appetizer for a party? The combination of tortilla chips with guacamole dip seems like a great solution kick off your party. To make it more creamy and richer, I decided to add Greek yogurt in my guacamole. If you need to make the guacamole ahead of a time, this Greek Yogurt Guacamole is the perfect solution for you. The Greek yogurt not only adds extra protein to a guacamole, but it also prevents guacamole from browning.
Tips on Making Greek Yogurt Guacamole
1. Choose ripe avocados
Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado. It is important to choose perfectly ripe avocados that yield a bit to gentle squeeze, but avoid using avocados that are too mushy inside. If you have under ripe avocados ready, just leave them out on the counter for a few days to ripen. To hasten the process, you can put them inside a paper bag with an apple or banana for two or three days until they are ripe. If you come home with ripe avocados and you will not turn them into guacamole right away, store them in the refrigerator to slow down their ripening.
2. Add Greek yogurt
You can actually make ordinary guacamole without Greek yogurt. However, the reason why I love adding Greek yogurt to my guacamole is because it gives nice little boost of creaminess and a bit of zip as well. Most importantly, adding Greek yogurt can cut back on some of the fat and calories in guacamole.
3. Adjust the texture
You can make this guacamole with smooth or slightly chunky texture depending on your preference. If you want it chunky, just stop mashing avocados when the avocados are still a little chunky.
4. Adjust the seasoning
Do not be stingy with the salt and cumin. A little bit amount of these seasonings can make huge difference of flavor in guacamole. Start off with a little than add more as you taste and go.
5. How to store guacamole
One of the people’s concern on storing guacamole is how to prevent the avocados from browning. Avocado flesh turn brown easily when exposed to air. Let me tell you that Greek yogurt is the secret to slow down guacamole from browning. Guacamole is the best when made fresh on the same. But, if you need to make it a little ahead of time, adding extra lime juice will help prevent the browning. Then, cover it tightly with plastic wrap on surface of the guacamole to prevent the oxidation.
Greek Yogurt Guacamole
Creamy guacamole recipe to kick off a party with tortilla chips. They were so addicting and we reached the bottom of the bowls in no time.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup coriander roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt (140 gr)
Add diced onion to a small bowl then cover with cold water for 10 minutes to get rid its strong flavor. Drain the water and set aside.
- Slice the avocados in half, removed the pit and skin and place in a mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.