Friday, July 6, 2012

Guacamole




My guacamole recipe:


It is the simplest thing to make, and so much big flavour.

I like a lot of tomatoes in mine so generally it's around equal ratios of tomato to avocado.

- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 medium tomatoes

For those of you who know how much I HATE tomato skins then you probably guessed right, I will peel the tomatoes.

Recently I've been doing it this way (there are peels in the picture because it was from last Halloween) but now I simply slice the top of the tomato off and make an X at the bottom with a knife, put it face down in a strainer in the sink and pour a full kettle of boiling water over.

Now simply drain and place back on the cutting board, the skin peels away easily and they can be diced finely.

Slice the avocados, remove pits and make into rough medium cubes by slicing inside the avocado with a small knife then using a small spoon to scoop it all out and into the bowl.

- 1 small onion, a slice of red onion or a shallot diced very finely.

-2 small or 1 medium large clove garlic, grated or mashed on the cutting board (use salt to help mash it or use a mortar and pestle)

- A few sprigs of fresh cilantro chopped up and some whole leaf for garnish

- Salt

- Lime juice

- a pinch of cumin

- Jalapeno (optional!)

- A drizzle of olive oil (optional, I do enjoy the oily texture to my guacamole, maybe because I'm middle eastern and it reminds me of hummus and other arabic style dips that are drizzled with olive oil)

Serve with a nice corn tortilla chip, here I have a chipotle salsa one.











2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh. I can never make guacamole. I always end up eating just the mashed avocado! I like your version - not too much fillers or spice. And I agree it's not a snack - it's a perfectly healthy dish!

Bella said...

I hope this recipe inspires you to take the next step and leave that avocado in a bowl until you add more yummy fresh ingredients on top ;) I guarantee you won't regret it! :)

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