Easy fresh guacamole

I know it’s basic but I love avocados so much. I also love everything that goes in guacamole but I literally cannot stand the ready-made stuff. I’m not being snobbish, because there are lots of pre-prepared dips and foods that I like. But for some reason, I’ve never found a guac that, to me, hasn’t tasted fake.

By making my own, I can more easily control the flavours and I’ve found it tastes much fresher and far less acidic. Obviously the downside is that it’s hard to make a single portion but if you don’t mind eating guac for a few days (and let’s be honest, who does mind), then it’s no problem!

I think this guacamole recipe has everything you need. It’s deliciously creamy, spicy, crunchy and fresh. You can taste every ingredient that goes into this, which is something I think pre-made guacs lack.

Ingredients (for 4 people)

  • 2 ripe avocados (almost over ripe is perfect)
  • half a medium red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 birds eye chilli, sliced (seeds out if you like it mild)
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped (seeds removed)
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • Juice of half a lime

Method

Cut each avocado in half and remove the seed.

Then, carefully slice the avocado flesh lengthways and widthways whilst still in the skin to create ‘squares’, essentially a diced effect. This makes it easier to scoop out and crush, just be sure not to go through the skin.

Use a spoon to scoop the diced avocado into a bowl, then throw in the rest of the ingredients, including the freshly squeezed lime juice.

Gently mash everything with a fork. Be careful not to over-mash, as you want to keep some of the chunks of avocado whole.

Then all that’s left to do is taste your guacamole and add any extra salt and pepper as needed. This recipe keeps in the fridge for up to three days. Simple!

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