In my opinion, the perfect guacamole has a chunky yet creamy texture, and boasts a combination of fresh, hot and citrus flavours. And goes wonderfully paired with some salty tortilla chips (my favourite are hands down Manomasa Chipotle and Lime– honestly, give them a try. I’ve found them at Wholefoods, Waitrose, Ocado and some random small shops.
So for your guacamole, start with a large, very ripe avocado. Use two if your avocado pears are on the small side.
Cut them in half, remove stone and squeeze into a large bowl. Don’t bother messing around with cutting them or scooping out the flesh- if they’re ripe enough the flesh should just squeeze out. Cover with lime juice immediately, this will stop the flesh discolouring as well as giving that tangy delicious taste.
Finely dice cherry tomatoes, spring or red onion and add to the mixture, with plenty of seasoning and a good dash of Tabasco. Alternatively you could use finely chopped red chili. Mash with a fork until combined, but you’ve still got some chunky bits. Stir through some roughly chopped coriander- for me the more coriander the better!
Check the flavour- add a little more lime, salt or tabasco, depending on what it needs, and serve alongside some delicious tortilla chips, cold beers or cocktails!
1 large ripe avocado
Juice 1 lime
4-5 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1 spring onion or 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
Few dashes Tabasco
Large handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Tortilla chips, to serve
1 Squeeze the avocado flesh into a large bowl and pour over the lime juice.
2 Add in the tomatoes, onion and tabasco, mash gently with a fork until combined but with some texture remaining. Stir through the coriander, season to taste and serve immediately with the tortilla chips or chopped veggies.