Monday, 25 July 2011

Simple Guacamole

I have no doubt that there is a 'proper' guacamole recipe out there.  Most of the official ones seem to contain chillis and be quite complicated and spicy affairs.  However, I am quite fond of a simpler garlicky-lemony flavour, and don't tend to add too much heat to mine. 

Avocados can be expensive, but they aren't too bad at the moment.  I found a large one in Lidl for about 80p.  Lidl is also currently selling 4 unwaxed lemons for about the same price, though you could use bottled lemon juice if that is cheaper and more available.

serves 4 as an accompaniment

1 large ripe avocado, or two small
juice of half a lemon
1 clove garlic, crushed
pinch of salt and pepper
dash tabasco sauce (optional)
1 large tomato, chopped (optional, but nice, and makes the guacamole go further)

Cut avocado in half and scoop the flesh into a bowl.  Immediately mash with the lemon juice to stop discolouration.  Mix in garlic and seasoning, and then stir in the tomato.  

Serve in a sandwich, or as a dip.  (I ate mine with my falafels - fusion food!)

Ideally this should be served immediately, but I covered mine tightly with clingfilm, and it kept quite happily in the fridge for two days

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