After traveling to many market-driven towns, I decided to write my very first how-to about how to get fresh ingredients and make tasty Filipino-infused guacamole. This is an easy and quick recipe that’s made with all raw ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
A set of user-friendly legs
Now, in order to make the freshest guacamole, use your two legs and walk to the nearest fresh market, whether it’s a local farmer’s market or the staple food marketplace in your area and pick up:
2 ripe avocados
2 red onions
1 small bell pepper
2 limes (I used Filipino citrus calamansi)
Okay, now you’re ready to begin!
Cut your avocados in half and spoon them into a bowl. Then mash the avocados into a paste.
Add one lime to your avocado mix. If that’s not enough, add another (to taste). Mix evenly into the avocados.
Chop the tomatos, onions, and peppers. Add to the mixture. Mix together.
Finally, add salt and pepper to the mixture, to taste.
Mix and refrigerate until cool, then serve!
Here in the Philippines, I substitute calamansi for lime and keping (baked cassava chips) for tortilla chips. This adds a local flavor to this international dip and these ingredients are a lot easier to find here.
Now that I’ve shared my “Philippine spin” on classic guacamole, what other recipes or how-to’s would you like to see? Let me know in the comments!