Recipe – Guacamole

Mexican food is like a pinata exploding in your mouth – full of color, life and music.

I love avocados! I like them in my salad and my sandwiches and I use it even as a hair mask (works wonders – blog post soon, maybe?). And I love guacamole. You can use it as a dip or a condiment. Here is my version of home-made fresh guacamole:

You will need the following ingredients:

3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper (or Thai red chilies), seeded and minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced

Ingredients ready to be smashed in a mortar pestle
Ingredients ready in a mortar pestle

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt and cayenne and mash. Then, mash the onions, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic into a thick paste. Add the paste to the avocados.Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 30 mins-1 hour and then serve.

I usually have it with crisps or nacho chips but I didn’t have either at home and so I served it with fried crunchy papadams (and I recommend you try it!).

Guacamole and papadams
Guacamole and papadams

Enjoy! Xx

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