Guacamole

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Guacamole has always been one of our favourite dips to whip up and it always has a place on our table, regardless of the cuisine we’re cooking.

For Christmas we were lucky enough to be given a Mexican Molcajete to make and serve it in, so now it even feels as though we’re making it like the pros. Making the perfect guacamole really is as easy as it looks, so try our recipe and tips below!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 medium red onion (very finely chopped)
  • 1 red chilli (test how hot the chilli is – we like it quite spicy so use one large red chilli and sometimes a couple of dashes of chilli powder, but vary it depending on your taste!)
  • a small handful of coriander
  • 1 large tomato or 5 cherry tomatoes
  • the juice of half a lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • pepper (to taste)

Method:

It couldn’t be simpler – chop the onion, garlic, chilli, tomato and coriander very finely and add to your mixing bowl, along with the salt and pepper. Cut the avocado into chunks and add this too, with the lime.

Once all the ingredients are in the bowl (and only once they all are) then you can mix until all ingredients are mixed into the avocado, but ensure that a few chunky bits still remain.
We find that if you add the avocado first and then mix each ingredient into the avocado then the texture is too mushy and liquidified. It seems like a small detail but I find it really makes a difference in creating the perfect guacamole. You get crunch, smoothness and taste – why do it any other way??

It really is a personal preference though so feel free to adjust the spices to your taste. If we feel like mixing it up a bit we sometimes add a bit of mesquite barbecue powder, or paprika, or even a few drops of tobasco – it’s entirely up to you! Enjoy.

 

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