A staple of Mexican cuisine, avocados were first discovered in southern Mexico by the Aztecs in 500 BC.  Nowadays, this tasty superfood has taken the world by storm. Here, we’re bringing you lots of new recipe inspiration as well tips for using avocado in Mexican dishes. 

Mexican Avocado Recipes

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Mexican Avocado

Guacamole is by far the most popular Mexican avocado recipe, but it’s not the only way Mexicans use avocados. They’re an important staple of the Mexican diet going back to ancient times. View our favourite avocado recipes below: the best homemade guacamole, a spicy and vibrant Mexican salad, and one of our super popular breakfast recipes, chipotle avocado toast. If these don’t do it for you, click the link below to find even more avo-inspired dishes to try at home.

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Gran Luchito has everything you need to make delicious Mexican avocado recipes at home!

Dollop some of our Tomatillo Salsa into our homemade guacamole to make the perfect side dish for those tacos, burritos or quesadillas, and don’t forget some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips to dunk in! 

Our Habanero and Lime Fajita and Taco Mix is a zesty blend of habanero chilli, Mexican lime & herbs that makes a delicious avocado crema (avocado cream sauce) when mixed with avocados and sour cream. Perfect for topping fish and prawn tacos. 

Take a knife and spread a thick layer of Chipotle Mayo over toast and then top with guacamole for the most perfect breakfast on earth!

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Mexican Avocado

Here’s a thought – add avocados into your weekly shop and enjoy the benefits of this superfood, Mexican style! You can do so much with an avocado. You can mash it, season it, wrap it, spread it, scoop into it and add it into various dishes to bring more flavour, add some goodness or simply have it on it’s own with just some tortilla chips. Our recipes include all sorts of ideas from avocado bombs, to avocado fries and grilled avocados, perfect for any meal at any time of year. Take a look below for inspiration on how to welcome the avocado into your home!

Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

Diese leckere, frische Avocadocreme wird mit reifen Avocados und unserem pikanten Habanero-Limetten-Fajita- und Taco-Mix zubereitet und eignet sich perfekt als Topping für Tacos und Fajitas. ... Siehe vollständiges Rezept

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How to prepare avocados for Mexican dishes

We often get asked about how to tell if an avocado is ripe and, if it is, how you go about cutting one.

You can tell an avocado is ripe by gently squeezing it. A ripe one won’t feel hard, nor should it feel overly mushy. It should gently give as you press on it.

There are 3 techniques we recommend for cutting an avocado nicely. The first technique is to cut the avocado down the middle lengthwise, twist to open it, remove the seed, score and then remove the scored flesh with a spoon.

You can also scoop the flesh out before scoring and cut it on a chopping board into slices. Alternatively, you can cut quarters from a whole avocado.

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We get loads of questions about making our recipes and how to use our products! Here are some frequently asked questions on Mexican avocado recipes. Feel free to leave a question in the comments section. If you want to learn more about Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito’s Youtube channel.

Is guacamole Mexican?

Guacamole was first developed in Mexico. It has since become part of international and American cuisine as a dip.

How to make guacamole?

In a nutshell, you peel and mash avocados into a bowl. You then stir in onion, garlic, coriander, lime juice, salt and pepper. At Gran Luchito we like to add a few dollops of our Tomatillo Salsa, which takes it to the next level!

How to eat avocado for breakfast?

There are many ways to incorporate avocados into breakfast. For instance, you could serve avocado halves with grilled bacon, or have it sliced alongside scrambled eggs. Another popular breakfast dish is to mash the avocado and have it spread on toast with some Chipotle Mayo. Alternatively, add the mashed or sliced avocado into a breakfast burrito.

How to keep avocado fresh after it's cut?

Brush your cut avocado with lemon juice (or squeeze some right on), wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap, then store it in the refrigerator.

Are avocados healthy for weight loss?

Avocados are high in fibre, which promotes weight loss and metabolic health. High fibre foods help to reduce appetite, rev your metabolism and are keto-friendly.

How to cut an avocado?

Choose a ripe avocado and place it on a cutting board. Using a sharp chef's knife, slice through the avocado lengthwise until you feel the knife hit the pit. Run the knife around the circumference of the fruit, turning the avocado as you go. Cut all the way around. If the avocado doesn't fall into two halves, it is still anchored together by its pit. To open it, hold one half of the avocado in each hand and gently twist, and then it should come apart.