"If you have an avocado - you have a meal!"

Basic Guacamole

Avocados are soft, buttery and nourishing and they blend so well with so many flavours. A guacamole can be made in many ways, the base is always avocado but from there you can add a variety of different ingredients. You can use guacamole as a dip (lovely with sweet potato crisps), you can use it in wraps, in sushi and it works as a mayonnaise substitute.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic cloves
  • Salt

Method

Scoop out the flesh of two ripe avocados and put them into a small blender. Add the juice of half to a whole lemon (depending on how sour you want the guacamole), add a clove of crushed garlic and a pinch of sea salt. The more lemon you add, the more salt you may need, but do taste it before adding. 

Blend all the ingredients until you reach the desired texture, be it chunky or smooth.


Variations

These extras can be added after the blending to add texture as well as flavour. 

  • Chopped red chilli
  • Finely diced red onion
  • Chopped coriander
  • Diced fresh tomato
  • A pinch of cumin
  • A pinch of corriander
  • A sprinkle of smoked paprika
  • Use lime juice instead of lemon juice

Sometimes I choose not to blend the avocado, I just chop it up finely and add chopped red onion as well as tomatoes and corriander and make an avocado salsa for a change of texture. All these flavours work really well together. Crunchy, sour, sweet, zingy, smooth, and a hit of heat. I love to have a bowl of guacamole with homemade salsa and my favourite green tortillas for dipping.

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