Friday, 13 December 2013

HolyMoly Guacamole Recipe

After many nights out of Mexican food with some of my good friends and some debates about the fact my posts are not related whatsoever to my 'cleaneats' uploads on Instagram, one of them requested that my next recipe post should be about how to make Guacamole. It's a healthy and fairly straightforward recipe, that doesn't cost a lot to do or take a long time to make. However, there are some things that are essential in order for it to turn out well.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Leave in the fridge (Optional): 2 hours
You will need:
3 Slightly Soft and Ripe Avocados
1 Onion (either red or white) finely chopped
2 Ripe Red Tomatoes finely chopped
1 Mild Red or Green Chilli(Depending on how hot you like it)
1 Green Lime
A Handful of Coriander
Recipe Photo
DSC_09331. Finely chop the tomatoes - you can make this easier by putting your fingers on top of the knife blade,
and with the other hand, lifting the handle of the knife up and down to chop lots of pieces together.
DSC_09432. Set aside in a small dish.
DSC_09463. Do the same with the onion, chopping as finely as possible.
DSC_09484. Add to the chopped tomato.
DSC_09545. Generously season the tomatoes and onions with some salt and pepper and leave aside.
DSC_09556. Take the avocado and slice it down the middle, from one side to the other.
DSC_09597. Take the avocado with both hands and twist it open and remove the seed in the middle.
DSC_09658. Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and set aside to be mashed.
DSC_09809. Then, chop the top off the chili and slide down the middle. Chop finely into small squares and keep the seeds.
DSC_098710. Add the chilli to the tomato and onion and season with salt and pepper generously.
DSC_098811. Cut the lime up into quarters and set aside to add to the mixture.
DSC_099612. Finely chop the coriander so that the storks of the plant are not too long.
DSC_099813. Add it to the rest of the mixture and mix together.
DSC_1010So this is what you should have - the avocado, the onion/coriander/chilli/tomato mix and your lime.
DSC_101215. Then, place the avocado into a bowl.
DSC_101416. Add in the vegetable mix and use a potato masher or a spoon to mash it up. I would advise to mash
the avocado first as the veggie mix ends up going everywhere!
DSC_101817. Make sure the mixture is not completely smoothed out as authentic guacamole should have lumps of guacamole
still present.
DSC_102018. Add the lime juice and mix in. You can leave the guacamole in the fridge overnight or you can serve
immediately. Leaving overnight however, will allow the flavours to infuse and set.
Here is the result!
The Guacamole is best served with some Tortilla Chips