This fresh, easy and delicious guacamole is perfect when you have an abundance of avocados and need different ways to use them. Or if you need to whip something up quickly to feed the hungry teenagers when they get home from school, or when friends pop around and you need something impressive to serve them! Also, did you know you can freeze avocado flesh? If you have an abundance and you want to have a supply of avocados when they're out of season, freeze the ripe flesh in bags or free flow it onto a tray and then transfer into a bag and use during the whole year. Great for things like this dip, or in smoothies, or for cooking with - not ideal to use in a recipe that requires it to be fresh.
Author: Wick Nixon
Recipe type: Snack, Nibble
Serves: 1-1½ cups
- 1 ripe avocado
- juice of a small lime (or lemon but lime is best)
- 1 small spring onion, finely chopped, green part only
- 2 T coriander, finely chopped
- a glove garlic, finely chopped (or ¼ t garlic powder)
- a good grinding of salt and black pepper
- 1 medium tomato, seeds and pulp removed, finely chopped (very rarely do I remove the seeds, only if I have lots of time and that's not very often so I just add everything in)
- To make the guacamole, cut the avocados in half. Remove the stone and using the blunt side of a knife or a small spoon, scoop the flesh out into a bowl.
- Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don't overdo it. The guacamole should be a little chunky or if you prefer a smoother texture, mash for a bit longer.)
- Sprinkle with salt and lime (or lemon) juice - lime juice is best. The acid in the lime juice is a natural anti-oxidant and will help to stop the avocado going brown. Add the chopped green pepper, coriander, black pepper and chilli’s if using.
- Cover the guacamole with cling film to prevent any further browning. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, add the chopped tomato and stir until evenly combined. Serve with multigrain nacho chips, or with veggies sticks as part of a platter.
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