Perfect guacamole

Perfect guacamole should be zingy and fresh tasting, to cut through the creamy richness of the ripe avocado. This recipe will show you how to make the tastiest guacamole. If you want to be the most popular person at the party, bring a bowl of this guacamole and a bag of tortilla chips and you’ll be making friends immediately.

The real trick to making a great guacamole is all in the avocados. When buying your avos make sure they are  ripe and of the Haas variety – these usually have a stronger flavour. You can also substitute the lime juice for lemon juice if you prefer your guacamole a bit more sour, but no matter which juice you prefer this guacamole recipe is a hit every time.

Serves 6 -8

Ingredients:

  • 1–3 fresh green chillies, depending on heat, and your taste, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados (make sure to choose very ripe avos as they tend to be the creamiest and most flavourful)
  • 1 ripe medium tomato, cut into 3mm dice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Put a teaspoon each of the chilli, onion and coriander into a pestle and mortar, along with a pinch of coarse salt, and grind to a paste.
  2. Peel the avocados and remove the pip. Cut into cubes, then mash into a chunky paste, leaving some pieces intact.
  3. Stir the chilli paste into the avocado, and then gently fold in the tomatoes and the rest of the onions, chilli and coriander. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover the surface with cling film and refrigerate.

What’s your perfect guacamole recipe – is the avocado the only sacred ingredient, or would you fight to the death for onions, or tomato? Let me know how you make your perfect guacamole in the comments.

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