Make it at Home: Guacamole

At Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, we not only believe in serving delicious, wholesome food to our guests, we want to share our passion for culinary arts through our Art of Life™ philosophy. As part of our Endless Privileges®, we offer a variety of culinary classes to our guests. Our goal is to teach simple techniques and tricks for making healthy and delicious food at home.

Recently, we hosted a class all about the art of making guacmole. Yes, that’s right, there is an art to making this irresistible snack. We started our class by picking fresh cilantro from our organic herb garden at the resort. The class turned out to be a lot of fun and all of the particpants couldn’t wait to eat the guacamole once the class was over! Take a look below for our simple recipe.

Fresh ingredients ready to be turned into guacamole!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato (it is important to make sure you have firm tomatoes with good texture)
  • ½ white onion (medium)
  • 1 Serrano pepper 
  • ½ lime
  • Large bunch of cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados (they should be soft when squeezed gently, with dark-green skin).

Cooking instructions:

  1. First, chop the tomato and onion coarsely; then chop the Serrano pepper and the large bunch of cilantro finely. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Squeeze the juice of ½ the lime onto the mix and season with salt and pepper. If you feel adventurous you can also add some chopped habanero chile that will emphasize the spicy flavor.
  2. Next, cut each avocado in half, working around the large and smooth pit. Separate the avocado halves and remove the pit (keep the pit you will want to use this later). Scrape avocado out of the shell and place into mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork (avoid using a food processor or blender).
  3. Finally, mix the tomato mixture with the crushed avocado. Add a little bit of salt if needed. Remember the pit? This is when you will want to use this and add it into the mix. The pit and lime help to preserve the freshness of your Guacamole!

Service with tortilla chips & enjoy!

Wondering how the guacomole class went at the resort? Take a look at this video with feedback from two of the participants!