Fast Food: Guacamole

by leah

This is authentic guacamole. If you already know how to make this, tune out now. If you don’t, then make it and be converted forever. It’s more of a chunky salad than a dip, with surprises in texture and flavour through the chunks of avocado and pieces of juicy sweet tomato. Enjoy with some home made tortilla chips! Great lunch and so very good for you.

Serves 2 for lunch with crudites & chips

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • 1 eschallot
  • Small handful of coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Dice the tomato and eschallot very finely. Chop the coriander roughly. Set aside. Halve, de-stone and peel the avocados. Roughly mash with a fork. Stir in the chopped ingredients, the cumin and squeeze in the juice of one lime. Season with a pinch of salt. Taste the guacamole and adjust the acidity and saltiness to your preference. Everything should sing in harmony, rather than one flavour dominating. I have seen some people add a chopped red jalapeno chilli, but I don’t think it’s necessary.