Greek yogurt adds creaminess and tanginess to the guacamole with a boost of proteins and probiotics, making this Greek Yogurt Guacamole a little bit healthier.
Are you looking for a great appetizer for a party? The combination of tortilla chips with guacamole dip seems like a great solution to kick off your party. To make it more creamy and richer, I decided to add Greek yogurt into my guacamole. The Greek yogurt not only adds extra protein to 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 a 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 it to my guacamole is that it gives a nice little boost of creaminess and tanginess. Most importantly, adding it can cut back on some of the fat and calories in guacamole.
3. Adjust the texture
You can make this guacamole with a 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 a huge difference in flavor in guacamole. Start off with a little then add more as you taste and go.
5. How to store guacamole
One of the people’s concerns about storing guacamole is how to prevent the avocados from browning. Avocado flesh turns 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 the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation.