Making guacamole needs no justification. Though me making it tonight was prompted by me picking up 10 avocados for £1 from the reduced section of Marks and Spencer last night, got to love a bargain! I love avocados and guacamole is one of my favourite ways to eat them. It’s definitely better homemade than shop bought. The shop bought stuff doesn’t deserve the title of guacamole, it’s possibly the worst thing done to avocados, if there’s even avocados in it!
There’s so many recipes out there and I like how there’s so many different takes on it. It’s so simple to make, it’s essentially mashed avocado with a few other ingredients. Some recipes call for tomatoes, some for lemon juice, some for garlic, but at the heart there’s always the deliciously fresh and creamy avocado. What’s not to love!? If there’s something you don’t like leave it out, if you think something would be great in it then add it, within reason!
This is my version… feel free to mess with it!
2 avocados, chopped
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
10 sprigs of coriander, leaves finely chopped
Juice of half a lime
Salt to season
Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients simply add the avocado, chilli and onion to a bowl and roughly mash with a fork. I don’t like to make it smooth, I like it chunky. When you’re happy with the texture stir in the coriander and squeeze in the lime juice. Season with a little salt and give it a taste, if you think it needs more lime or chilli or coriander then add some. It’s as easy as that!
If you aren’t eating it right away, though I don’t know how anyone could wait, add the stone from an avocado back into the bowl of guacamole and it won’t brown as quickly.
In the 1900s avocados were called alligator pears!