The Perfect Guacamole
Guacamole can be variable, and everyone has their own version of it. Chunks or no chunks, chilli or no chilli, coriander or not; it can be anywhere from poor to pretty damn great. This is my version (some chunks, some chilli and no coriander FYI) but it really depends on the avocado. I was blessed with a perfectly ripe and tasty fruit, so I was just looking to add a few ingredients to enhance the flavour. Had this been a less tasty one, I definitely would have gone to town on the lime juice to liven it up (meaning I would have probably had to counteract the sourness with something sweet). As with any dip, they key is to keep tasting as you go along and alter the ingredient quantities and seasonings depending on personal preference and the quality of your original ingredients. We ate this guacamole with some beans and salad inside a flour tortilla, but it would work as a dip for crisps, inside a sandwich and whatever else you like to use guacamole for.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 3 spring onions, finely chopped
- 3/4 tsp salt
- few twists of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 garlic clove, crushed or grated
- 1 red jalepeno chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
- 3 cherry tomatoes (or 1 salad tomato) finely diced
- 1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork, mashing the avocado as you do.
- The more you mix, the more the avocado will break up, so for a chunkier texture, don't overmix.
- Taste for seasoning and enjoy!
- Optional extras: freshly chopped coriander, finely chopped red onion (instead of spring onion), toasted pumpkin seeds,