Italian style Guacamole

Guacamole is a dip made from avocados and it’s originally from Mexico. The name derived from two Aztec Nahuati words: ahuacati (avocado) and molli (sauce). The secret for a perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados.

My guacamole is a little variation of the standard mexican recipe. Since I have zero tollerance for spicy I didn’t use serrano chile and I added a few leaves of basil, to give the sauce a fresh flavour.

Ingredients (about 4 ppl):

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp of cilantro, finelly chopped
  • 1/2 lime
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 small ripe tomato, chopped
  • 3 leaves of basil, minced.

Cut avocados in half, remove seed, scoop out from peel and put in a bowl.


With a fork mash the avocado.


Add the chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, basil, salt and lime juice.


Mix all ingredients together. Serve with tortilla chips.


Besides the avocados, that you can buy at cityshop (around 40 kuai), all the other ingredients can be found at your doorstep chinese grocery store.

Only the guacamole (without chips) provides (per serving):

  • Calories: 169 (from fat 133)
  • Fat: 14.8 g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10.5 g (fiber 7.2g, sugar 1.6g)
  • Protein: 2.3 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.