Classic Guacamole recipe
How many times have I been tagged on Facebook and Instagram in avocado related recipes/memes/songs? Way too many to count! (If you haven't sung along with Dr Jean you're missing out). It may be very basic and millennial of me, but I do love an av. (I have a pair of avocado toast pyjamas and some avocado bedding... #SorryNotSorry). I do know that it's not the most environmentally friendly choice due to food miles etc, but I don't buy them very often which means that when I do it's definitely a treat.
This week an email popped up at work announcing a guacamole contest, with avocados to be provided. Yes, we take our food (and competitions) very seriously! I decided to play it safe and make a classic guacamole, hoping to score extra points for my retro avocado green serving bowls. There were a whopping 18 different guacamoles in total, ranging from smooth to chunky and basic to rather extravagant. Here is how I made mine:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 small red onion
10 plum tomatoes
1tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
Small handful coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel the avocado and cut into small chunks. Place in a large bowl.
Finely chop the red onion and plum tomatoes, and add to the avocado.
Squeeze in lime juice and add the apple cider vinegar and garlic.
Finely chop the coriander (I use scissors) and add in, along with chilli flakes.
Roughly mix everything together rather than mashing, to get a nice chunky guacamole.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
I think this is best eaten straight away, but if preparing in advance, cover with clingfilm (or a reusable silicone cover to be more environmentally friendly) and store in the fridge.
Spoiler alert, I sadly didn't win! There was some stiff competition, and lots of unusual combinations which I have never tried before. Some of the guacs that I particularly enjoyed were:
There were also a few flavours that I didn't try due to them containing dairy/meat, but the ones with feta and bacon also went down a treat amongst my collegues.
So basically, guacamole isn't just for fajitas! There are so many different ways to have it. But if you do fancy a classic, give my recipe a go. Try adding to Mexican inspired meals or having as a snack with tortilla chips and vegetable sticks. Happy dipping!