Guacamole

No smushy green stuff here, this is a must to try out!

A few years ago I had a Christmas job in a warehouse in Poole. Whilst I got to know some great people, I think the best thing to come out of the experience has been getting this recipe from one of my Mexican co-workers! It is lumpier than the guacamole you will generally find in little tubs at the supermarket and I much prefer it. 

 

The ingredients here are what I typically make up for the two of us as an evening snack, so if you're making it up for a party I'd double or triple the quantities!


Ingredients
 

2 good sized, ripe avocados (If you wait until the avocado is almost too ripe you will get a nice consistency between lumpy and mashed once it is chopped, but this is sometimes difficult to judge!)

1 small red onion

1 very large firm tomato or 2 regular sized salad tomatoes.

1 tbsp chopped, fresh coriander (you could use parsley if you're not a fan of coriander!)

Juice of 1 lemon (or lime if you have one)

 

Put your lemon/lime juice in a serving bowl.

Skin and chop the avocado into small chunks. Place in the lemon juice and stir around to coat it.

 

De-seed and chop the tomato flesh into similar small sized chunks, then add to the bowl.

 

Finely chop the onion, add to the mix and stir well.

 

Mix in the chopped coriander/parsley and you're done! As I say, if you prefer your guacamole smooth you can certainly blend or mash it, but now I've tried it this way I much prefer the mix of textures.

 

The recipe can be adapted to your personal taste by adding chopped jalapenos, bell pepper, capers or olives (among other things!). 

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